IMBC Field Trip Wednesday, January 31 11:30 am–4:15 pm
Meets and departs from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Must be pre-registered.
Join IMBC attendees for site tours of local marinas and boatyards to see how your peer facilities get it done! All field trip
participants should meet at The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel by 11:15 am to check in and receive their IMBC credentials.
The buses will leave promptly at 11:30 am and return to the convention center at 4:15 pm for the kickoff of the IMBC events,
starting with the member meeting at 4:30 pm. Don't miss this extra learning opportunity and a chance to make some new friends
along the way! Field trip offers 3.5 CH / PDH
South Shore Harbor Marina
If you want to experience the excitement and fun of New Orleans, visit the newest marina in the
Metropolitan area—South Shore Harbor—located just 20 minutes from the Central Business District
and French Quarter.
Opened in September of 1987, this protected harbor has 453 open slips and 26 covered slips,
four 100’ handicap accessible slips, and is conveniently located on the south side of Lake Pontchartrain
just east of the Industrial Canal, adjacent to Lakefront Airport. Accommodations can be made for
vessels up to 150 feet in length.
SeaBrook Harbor & Marine
With more than 20 years in business, SeaBrook Harbor & Marine is New Orleans’s first and largest
dry-stack and repair facility. Boating is their passion, and they put leisure back into boating with their
top-of-the-line specialty services. They are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain.
Opened in 1993, the company has become the largest and best-equipped boatyard facility on the
Gulf Coast as well as the largest dry-stack facility in Louisiana. Since Katrina, their biggest expansion
was the addition of SeaBrook Harbor—a top-of-the-line dry-stack facility that offers indoor,
storm-protected storage for 200 boats, from 20 to 40 feet long. It’s the first dry-stack facility in
New Orleans, and the safest, most convenient way to use and protect your boat.
Orleans Marina’s sheltered harbor is the best available port for residents and transients. Orleans
Marina is centrally located and is within easy walking distance of most everything one would want
to see. It is located near at least ten restaurants, ranging from fast food to fine dining, within four city
blocks. The harbor master’s office maintains local maps, bus routes and tourist information. They offer
fuel at the New Basin Canal entrance to the marina. Several boat repair yards and Sea Chest, a ships store, surround the facility.