Meaning of marina in English:


Pronunciation /məˈriːnə/

Translate marina into Spanish


  • A specially designed harbour with moorings for pleasure yachts and small boats.

    ‘The marina harbours ships and yachts of the high and mighty as well as modest ones for the common man.’
    • ‘In 1997, the Foundation began providing kid's life jackets to marinas for boating families to borrow.’
    • ‘Visiting yachts will find several marinas on Paradise island itself and on East Bay Street, east of the bridge.’
    • ‘The problem is not the boats in the marina but the poor construction of the marinas.’
    • ‘However, this is a canal basin with a few barges on it, not a yachting marina where you berth a boat ready to sail.’
    • ‘All of these marinas have sailboats and powerboats for rent.’
    • ‘Realism is never popular in boating, but the vast majority of boats in marinas seldom venture outside the breakwater.’
    • ‘Ft. Lauderdale marinas and boatyards also prominently advertise the program.’
    • ‘Many marinas, too many boats, lots of public and private facilities plus much of the infrastructure that goes with them were damaged.’
    • ‘Most of the materials were distributed through boating safety instructors, boating organizations and marinas.’
    • ‘Hang around boats and marinas long enough and it also becomes clear that some breeds take naturally to the water.’
    • ‘The eye of the hurricane passed over Abaco Island destroying most all of its many marinas and boats.’
    • ‘It was all waiting for him at his ski lodge, beach house or yacht anchored in a marina.’
    • ‘Since marinas can rarely afford dock insurance, even if they could get it, the trend has been moving toward collecting from boat owners.’
    • ‘That allowed regulatory agencies to issue construction permits for docks and marinas that have been stalled for months.’
    • ‘The yacht marinas could bring money to the public purse both from the fees charged for transits and from tourists because a marina is an attraction on its own right.’
    • ‘Shanghai will build 10 marinas for yachts as boating starts to become part of the city's trendy lifestyle.’
    • ‘The trust recently passed a resolution to create more marinas with residential moorings.’
    • ‘Boat patrols from the ships toured the marinas of St George's to reassure Brits and relay messages to anxious relatives back in the UK.’
    • ‘I would ask a fiberglass specialist at a local marina or even a surveyor to look at it.’


Early 19th century from Italian or Spanish, feminine of marino, from Latin marinus (see marine).