Highport Helm – March 25, 2016


Here’s a letter from the President!

Letter from the President on Breakwater System Replacement

It’s almost the weekend, Highport Family! Please take the time to read about our latest updates, events and this week’s featured slip!

Highport Job Fair

Looking for a job with a great company? Know someone who is job hunting? Highport is hiring!

Come out to our Job Fair, March 29th and 30th to apply and interview for any of the following positions:

  • Bussers/Dishwashers (PT Seasonal)
  • Bartenders (PT Seasonal)
  • Cashiers (PT Seasonal)
  • Cooks (PT Seasonal)
  • Event Staff/Security (PT Seasonal)
  • Expo (PT Seasonal)
  • Housekeeper (PT Seasonal)
  • Restaurant Floor Manager (PT Seasonal)
  • Servers/Wait Staff (PT Seasonal)
  • Slab Tech (FT)
  • Courtesty Patrolman (FT)
  • Marina Maintenance Technician (FT)

Managers will be onsite to conduct interviews!

Employment with Highport requires successful completion of a background check and drug screen.

Highport Marina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Walk-ins are welcome, or avoid the lines and apply here: Highport Marina Job Fair


The FUN is Heating Up at Highport!

Highport Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Save the Date for our 2016 Highport Customer Appreciation Event on Friday, April 29. This event will kick off a jam-packed weekend including:

  • Members Only Customer Appreciation Night with Steel Drums – Friday, April 29
  • Flip Flop Foundation Crawfish Boil – Saturday, April 30
  • MarineMax On-Water Boat Show – Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1
  • Steel Drums will be back Sunday, May 1

Start off the boating season right and get out to Highport for a weekend of fun in the sun!

We had such a great time over the weekend with you kicking off the spring boating season! Thanks for making the first annual Burning of the Socks and Switch to Flip Flops event a huge success.


This Week’s Improvements

We have been pushing forward this week on the metal and structural repairs on docks E, F & G.

The 12″ thick concrete slab you may have noticed at the west end of the administration parking area has been poured and is in the curing phase being prepared for the new 10,000 gallon above ground fuel tank system. We are still expecting this to be in service about May 1.

The Island Bar & Grill floor is quickly nearing completion, and is now composed of Trex timbers complete with a sub-floor for temperature control. The Freezer/Refrigeration is installed and walls are about to go up in to the kitchen and office area. The kitchen equipment, fire suppression and water purification systems will be installed as soon as possible.

As always, if you have any questions about this progress, please don’t hesitate to call Christie or Jim – we’re here for you!

Featured Slip: ZI-6 Improvement

Talk about a great entertainment space!
This cool, updated slip offers:

  • 8 x 16 deck extension
  • 40 x 16 spider net (needs to be installed)
  • Custom stainless steel bar with bar stools
  • L-shaped stainless steel kitchen
  • Stove / oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Couches and chairs
  • Tables
  • TV mount
  • Surround sound
  • Lights and fans
  • Neon accent lighting
  • Two large dock boxes
  • Storage cabinet
  • Re-carpeted one year ago

View the full listing here: ZI-6 Improvement

For pricing information or to make an appointment, call Di Jourden
Office: 903-462-0721
Cell: 903-814-2107


Dockline Series – Rope Length

As a general rule, docklines should equal two-thirds of your boat’s overall length.

However, spring lines should be considerably longer. You will need to be able to use these to bring your boat alongside while docking. You may need to pay the spring line out to ease your boat to a stop in the right position.This is an art in itself, but very important.

You should have lines of various lengths available to use depending on the circumstances as you come alongside a dock and the pilings and cleats on the dock. The shortest should be approximately the same length as your boat.

Stay tuned for future tips and don’t hesitate to call or email us to get your boat ready for boating season:


Fuel Dock News

We still have NEW merchandise arriving daily! Check out these great shirts for those cooler nights on the lake!

Here are just a few of the new signs and super cool stone coasters that came in this week! The coasters come in a set of 4, with 4 different sayings on them.