Suntex Marinas Acquires State Dock Marina | Quimby's Cruising Guide

Suntex Marinas, an owner and operator of marina properties, has announced the acquisition of State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. Built to be a best-in-class resort accommodating visitors from every part of the nation, State Dock Marina allows guests to experience a destination known as “The World-Capital of House-Boating.” State Dock has garnered a reputation for excellence over the past decade under the leadership of Bill Jasper, and Suntex will continue to invest in the physical assets of the facility, as well as new boats, amenities and events to expand and enhance the overall customer experience.

“This has been an incredible period of explosive growth for the Suntex portfolio,” said Chris Petty, principal of Suntex Marinas. “State Dock adds another extraordinary and unique location for our members to visit and experience.”

Chosen to lead as general manager, Bryan Horne most recently served as general manager of Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville, Texas, one of the largest inland marinas in the United States with more than 2,000 slips. Horne brings over 25 years of customer service and retail experience that will be beneficial in continuing to build upon the success already attained at State Dock.

“It is thrilling to take the reins of this premier marina located on a pristine destination like Lake Cumberland,” said Horne. “State Dock undisputedly comprises the best operation on the lake in terms of quality, service, amenities, atmosphere and location. I look forward to being a part of the team and community.”

State Dock Marina is located in the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. With a surface area of over 65,500 acres, Lake Cumberland is one of the largest and most visited lakes in the country. Of the 383 lakes controlled or maintained by the United States Army Corp of Engineers, Lake Cumberland ranks fourth in the nation for the total number of visitor hours.

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