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Richard Graves & Associates is an independent consulting firm specializing in all facets of marina business development. The principal, Richard (Dick) Graves, has over 30 years experience in the marina industry. The majority of his experience is in on-site management, specializing in start-up and turn-around management.

Our Associates are a variety of experienced professionals unmatched anywhere else in the industry. Our team can provide the complete package, including; site selection, feasibility studies, marina design, project management, engineering, permitting assistance, environmental studies, construction and even upland design and development.

To provide marina owners, developers and investors with honest and unbiased evaluations and recommendations for proposed projects, acquisitions and business development.

  • Feasibility Studies 20%
  • Marketing Planning 20%
  • Start-up Management 20%
  • Turn-around Management 20%
  • Operation/Heavy Weather Plans 10%
  • Marina Design 5%
  • Expert Witness 5%

Partial List of Services:

Start-up and Turn-Around Management

Marina Design and Development

Feasibility Studies

Financial Forecasting Proformas

Market Research and Analysis

Strategic Marketing Plans

Ad Design and Media Planning

Business Plan Development

Service and Quality Improvement

Customer Relations Management

Expert Witness Services

Mediation Services

Staffing and Training

Grant Application Assistance

Marina Operation Plan Development

Business Evaluation

Marina Business Brokerage



Thank you for all that you’ve done for this marina, the St Joe Company and me over the last 18 months. Our marina is a tribute to your skills and your sensitivity to our needs and those of the customers in Port St. Joe Marina.

John A. Hendry

Vice President St. Joe Company, Port St. Joe Marina

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Your and other’s feedback, we’ve soured on the viability of the marina component.  We have one other group looking at it, but it doesn’t look promising.

Thad Paul

Managing Director U.S. Real Estate, The Carlyle Group


Thank you for your in-depth report, although it is not what we hoped for; you saved us five million dollars.

William K. Hayes II

CEO Atlantic Development, Atlantic Development

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When you took over this project last year we both knew you were in for a challenge. Since you came on board last October I have seen your dedication, and hard work. We have learned a great deal from you.

Eddie Ben-Aderet

Senior Vice President Jordache Enterprises, Venice Marina

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Through his industry contacts, marketing knowledge and passion for quality, Dick filled the marina quickly upon completion in March 2001. In addition, he provided valuable feedback and assistance with respect to the overall management of the multi-use project, its security, service, maintenance and operational policies.

Terry Stiles

Chairman Stiles Corporation, Sunrise Harbor Mega Yacht Marina

What can we do for you?

Drop us a line anytime, and I will respond to you as soon as possible

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