Earlier this year, the 40-year-old River Bend Marine Center gained new owners including businessman Roger Moore. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Moore now resides aboard his 84-foot Northern Marine expedition yacht docked on the New River. Plans for improvements and expansion of River Bend have been released, but Moore has also recently acquired the local Nautical Ventures South, a marine retail center that specializes in the outfitting of large yachts and is a new dealer for Novurania, Donzi, Fountain and Baja marine. Soon after, the city of Dania Beach displaced the location for the Fort Lauderdale Airport expansion, so Moore purchased a waterfront parcel and has been making plans to build a high-end retail superstore and open in September. Moore’s expansion and development comes at a time when many companies and individuals within the marine industry are still looking for ways to consolidate and streamline their businesses. Some hope Moore’s plans are another sign that the recent slump is over and that the industry will begin picking up.