This summer, Marinalife hosted its inaugural Summer Photo Contest as part of the ongoing celebration of its 10th anniversary as the most extensive online directory of marina information and cruising concierge service for boaters.

Marinalife members submitted photos for the following three categories: Best Pet Photo; Best Cruising Photo; and Best Sunset Photo. The photos submitted captured action packed cruising, pet parties and beautiful sunsets.

The winning photos will be displayed in the Fall Marinalife Magazine and at the Marinalife booth at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at Bahia Mar. Marinalife staff and several photographers served as the judging panel.

The Best Pet Photo is “Rocky’s Birthday Party,” taken by Bob Manheimer aboard Boss Lady, a 45-foot Downeast Flybridge Cruiser, on Penobscot Bay.

“The photo contest has been a great way to connect with our members and see what they’re up to when they’re on the water … It was a fun contest to host and we look forward to making it an annual event,” said Marinalife’s Joy McPeters.

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VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to