Update Your Marina's Website
Stop Putting Off Maintenance
Get More Boats In Your Marina
Websites for Marinas by Hammer & Nail Marketing:
All of our sites are designed on WordPress
We make the process as simple as possible by giving you convenient options that make designing a streamlined and stress-free process. During the onboarding process, we sample your design taste and partner a designer to your project that is a fit for the aesthetics you’re after.
Our high quality semi-custom sites are our most popular option. They are designed to get you up and running within 6 weeks and can be rushed for an additional fee.
"The Hammer & Nail Marketing team demystified digital marketing for our marina. We're in the boating business, we're not in the tech business. We were skeptical at first, but quickly saw the value in going digital. Within 2 months of launching our marina's new website, we had a +50 ft vessel come into our marina as a direct result of seeing us online. They would have never found us otherwise. 5-stars across the board."
Design, Build, and Support
Here’s what we have to offer for website design and development for marinas
Each project deserves to be the best it can be so to stay good on that promise we include unlimited revisions.
Built In WordPress
15 Initial Pages
Social Media Integration
Images & Videos
Two Custom Web Forms
Online Slip Rental Setup
We can set up your online reservation tool. List your slips and start attracting new boaters, saving time, building your reputation, and earning – today!
- Requires 6-months of maintenance and support after launch
- Does not require maintenance and support (but we recommend it!)
- SEO kickstart – includes an online SEO audit, report & recommendations, and 25 online listings updated (think Yelp, Tripadvisor, Google Business Listing)
- Unlimited support via email
- Does not require maintenance and support
- SEO Kickstart – includes an online SEO audit, report & recommendations, and 75 online listing updates (think Yelp, Tripadvisor, Google Business Listing)
- Marketing Plan – A customized marketing plan specific to your marina and region that you’ll be able to turn into more boats in slips
We know you’re excited to get more boats into your marina, we are too! Please carefully fill out this form with as much detail as you can. This will help ensure we get started off on the right foot. The hardest part is getting started. Let’s get your marina’s website working for you.
Optionally, after you complete this form you will be brought to a page to schedule a call if you’d like.
“I love Hammer and Nail. They’re very responsive. You call them up and say ‘can you change this, add this’ - they’ll do it. Usually within a day…They’re very responsive. If everybody responded the way that they did? I wouldn’t have any problems.”
Who owns my marina’s site after it’s launched?
That’s an easy one, you do!
We recommend continuing to work with us for maintenance, updates, and support of your website so you can stay focused on working with your staff and the boaters. But if you rather do it yourself, we’re happy to transfer your marina’s website to whichever hosting platform you choose. It’s yours!
How do I update information?
We host all of our sites using the most popular CMS on the internet, WordPress. If you’re familiar with that content management system, great. If you’d like to learn more about it, there is plenty of documentation on the internet.
How do I know if it’s working?
There are a lot of ways to assess whether or not your online marketing efforts are working or not.
- Asking your customers
- Increases in email inquiries
- Increases in phone calls
- Increased website traffic
Included in our maintenance and support packages, we track your website visitors and can send you monthly reports on what your website traffic looks like.
We find that most marina operators simply ask their customers “how did you hear about us?” Then they might say something like:
Oh I Googled “Marinas in Pensacola, FL and you were the top result so I gave you a call.”
Interested In Working With Us?
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ActiveCaptain for Marinas: Riding the Waves of Technology to Authority Over Your Waterfront
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How to Install and Increase Marina Reservations Using Dockwa on Your WordPress Site
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