Harbortown Marina – Canaveral Continues with Expansion, Hires New General Manager!

Harbortown Marina – Canaveral has recently undergone several on-site expansion and construction projects, including the renovation completion of the on-site restaurant for new tenant, “The Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown”, which opened in April 2017. Other on-site projects include a complete office remodel, the addition of a larger marina store, offering a variety of everyday and boating specific items for sale, new landscaping, plus dock and resident-amenity improvements, including bathroom renovations. In addition to these updates, Harbortown Marina – Canaveral has also brought on board a new general manager for the property, Central Florida’s own, Bill Friedrich.

Bill Friedrich has a history in customer service, spending the majority of his professional career in the Orlando tourism industry. A board member for both the Central Florida Lodging and Hospitality Association, as well as the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce, Friedrich is no stranger to Florida hospitality. In total, Bill will be bringing over 17 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience to the marina, which is expected to bring more welcome changes to the Harbortown Marina – Canaveral site soon.


“I am truly excited to be part of the Harbortown Team and appreciate the warm welcome to the community.” Bill says.  “During my first month at the marina, I saw that we do a lot of things really well. However, continuous improvement in all aspects of our daily operation will be the key to our future success.

 I have been delighted with the facility upgrades, which were one of the first steps to enhancing both the customer and the team member experience at Harbortown Marina – Canaveral.  I can definitely say there will be more enhancements to come as we strive to be the Space Coast marina of choice.”



About Harbortown Marina – Canaveral:

Harbortown Marina – Canaveral is located in Merritt Island, FL and is a full-service marina offering covered rack storage, long term dry storage,wet slips, and outdoor cradle storage. Public amenities include on-site restaurant & bar, marina store, and ethanol-free fuel on-site. The property is a naturally protected harbor with minimal tidal changes, and provides access to both the Indian and Banana rivers, with deep water access to the ocean via the Canaveral Lock.