Editor’s Note: Clarification on state executive orders is ever-evolving for us and for Maryland businesses. Haven Harbour Marina General Mananger Woodrow Loller released this statement after our interview to clarify their decision to close:
“The decision was made to officially close Haven Harbour Marina Resorts on Monday, March 30, 2020 after Governor Hogan’s press conference and based on the advice and clarification from the Kent County Economic Development Office that only those marinas providing fuel and/or service to essential transportation or commercial vessels are allowed to remain in operation. As Haven Harbour Marina Resorts is not currently repairing or servicing any essential transportation or commercial vessels it was clarified and advised by an official from the Kent County Economic Development Office that under Governor Hogan’s Executive Order we would therefore not be considered an essential business and should not be open or operating at this time.”
With most recreational boating now banned in Maryland and only some marinas considered essential businesses, the COVID-19 stay at home order is affecting the marine industry in a big way.
But one attorney who specializes in boating says there are major opportunities from the state’s new business relief programs. Cheryl Costello reports on what marine companies are facing. Watch below:
Attorney Todd Lochner spells out the opportunities for Maryland marine businesses here.