Following a six-figure makeover by its owner Eric Baird, the final stages of which were completed last week, Tarpon Pointe Marina in Bradenton, Florida, has never looked better.
“Tarpon Pointe Marina has recently undergone an extensive $311,000 renovation,” explains part-owner Eric Baird, speaking from his office in Sarasota, Florida.
Originally known as Manatee Landings, Tarpon Pointe provides a full-service marina offering. Features of the newly renovated Bradenton-based site include fueling and pump-out stations, jet ski lifts, servicing and maintenance provisions, a bait and tackle shop, and more. There’s also an on-site restaurant, and 24-hour security is provided across the property.
Tarpon Pointe Marina also boasts among the largest boat storage warehouses in the region, capable of accommodating vessels up to 40 feet long and 30 feet high. “The newly renovated marina looks fantastic,” says Baird, “and, located on the beautiful Manatee River, is now ready for new tenants.”
Eric Baird is the owner and founder of Baird Inc., an investment firm specializing in asset-based lending. The company’s mission is to alter the trajectory of growing small businesses by injecting much-needed funds. In addition to Tarpon Pointe Marina, the entrepreneur is also a part-owner of several other businesses. These include Hotel Ranola and Baird Real Estate.
Tarpon Pointe Marina is perfectly positioned in the heart of Bradenton, Florida, around 40 miles south of Tampa. “The marina has been serving the Bradenton and wider Sarasota area for over 15 years,” adds Eric Baird.
Further to Tarpon Pointe Marina, the Florida city of Bradenton is also home to the South Florida Museum, the Bishop Planetarium, and Parker Manatee Aquarium. The city’s Riverwalk public park is another popular destination. Numerous shops, studios, and galleries, meanwhile, occupy an array of colorfully restored cottages in its so-called Village of the Arts.
A feature of Bradenton for more than a decade and a half, Tarpon Pointe Marina continues to attract frequent five-star reviews. “Best marina I’ve ever been to. We came in for the event last weekend, and the crew there treated us well. We’ll definitely be back,” says one such recent review.
“Extremely friendly and helpful. Knowledgeable staff that goes above and beyond,” says another. “The guys here are great! We love keeping our boat at the marina,” adds a third recently received five-star review of Tarpon Pointe.
Meet Eric Baird
Eric Baird is the CEO and founder of renowned investment company Baird Inc., where, at its helm, the Sarasota-based entrepreneur routinely exercises his decades-long business background. Baird regularly channels his lifelong passion for industry and innovation to help service the needs of the firm’s ever-growing roster of small-cap and mid-market clients.
Philanthropic entrepreneur and business visionary Baird also serves as the president of the Gail Baird Foundation. Led by the Florida native, the private family foundation’s goal is to support initiatives committed to increasing awareness of ovarian cancer plus researching and finding a cure for the disease.