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Marinalife Winners of the 8th Annual Best Marina Contest Include River Dunes
River Dunes Grace Harbor Marina
Published on October 26, 2017

The team at River Dunes has won a significant accolade heading into next week’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show - honored as one of the Best Large Marinas 2017 by Marinalife. It’s no surprise to the North Carolina coastal communities because River Dunes has won best large marina twice in the past (2013 & 2015) and were only a few votes away from winning outright again this year.

River Dunes is a waterfront community with Cape Cod style homes built along the Inner Banks of North Carolina, in the suburbs of New Bern. Paying incredible attention to detail, Palm Hill, the developer of River Dunes, has provided just about every amenity a boating enthusiast could wish for. The convenient and protected 28 acre deepwater harbor off the Intracoastal Waterway has state-of-the-art floating docks for boats up to 70 feet in length. Services include high-speed fuel and pump out, modern guest cottages, 3,000 square fitness center, heated swimming pool, fireside hot tubs, provisions store and cafe, tennis courts and an elegant two story clubhouse with delicious dining overlooking it all and the harbor.

The friendly boating community is one of the top places to live in North Carolina. They ceaselessly strive for excellence. And because of this, often times, it’s the transient boating experience at River Dunes that turns a visiting guest into a permanent resident. Boathouse Row is the community’s newest neighborhood featuring homes designed by Eric Moser and smaller bunkies designed by Historical Concepts, creating a coastal Southern Living-inspired streetscape. The bright and cheery homes have Hardiplank siding, metal roofs and gracious front porches for outdoor living, with views of Grace Harbor. River Dunes Coastal Discovery Weekends are a great way to experience the community up close. We encourage you to visit this 2017 Best Large Marina.

To achieve the Marinalife award, the marina must go above and beyond in customer service and hospitality and make the entire boating experience memorable. Thousands of votes pour in from Marinalife readers during the voting process. Marinalife is the leading source for marina information for the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America. It has become one of the most trusted sources of reliable marina reviews.

There’s always something going on at the Pamlico Sound real estate development. From saltwater fishing tournaments to big water sailing regattas on the Pamlico Sound across from the Outer Banks. Or join in at the exciting annual Oriental Dragonboat Races or at family-friendly Harborfest. Impromptu events happen all the time whether it’s a sunrise hike or sunset ‘docktail' party with the neighbors.

There are approximately 50 homes built to date of the 650 homes planned. Homes for sale at River Dunes range from the mid $400’s to well over $1 million. Lots for sale at River Dunes are available in the low $100’s. Now is the ideal time to find a homesite or home near the community’s amenities.

If you’re in the Fort Lauderdale area next weekend, stop by and meet River Dunes at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, to learn more. If you’re not, call River Dunes directly at 800.975.9565 to check on availability for their Coastal Discovery Weekends.