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2024 badge openpowerboatAt Bridgewater Marina, we take Smith Mountain Lake boating safety seriously all year long.

But just prior to Memorial Day weekend, when boaters are gearing up for a new season on the water, we ramp up our education efforts even more. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_bosml-2023.pngWe are super proud to announce that Bridgewater Marina recently earned multiple accolades in Smith Mountain Laker Magazine's 22nd annual Best of Smith Mountain Lake Awards for 2023! 

The awards, which are voted on by readers, are the highest vote of confidence for businesses and organizations at SML. Thank you to all who voted!

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Fleet vessel SaleBridgewater Marina will have approximately 120 boats and personal watercraft available for purchase starting September 2024. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for individuals, dealers and entrepreneurs to purchase well-maintained vessels at considerably reduced prices. All are 2023 and 2024 models! 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_2023-BWM-Locations-1.jpgThe best Smith Mountain Lake boat rental company just got even better.

Bridgewater Marina now has five locations where you can rent boats, personal watercraft and a variety of watersports equipment at Smith Mountain Lake.

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Square_images_8.jpg“Santa Around Bridgewater Plaza,” one of Smith Mountain Lake’s oldest and most beloved holiday traditions, will take place Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bridgewater Plaza.

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In June, Bridgewater Marina hosted a community event to celebrate more than $100,00 donated to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia through our “Feed the Fish for Make-A-Wish" fundraiser.

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Feed the fish celebration squareExciting news! We've topped the $100,000 mark in donations to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia and will celebrate with an event for the SML community on June 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What started as a modest fundraiser five years ago has become a true success story thanks to the Smith Mountain Lake community. And the absolute best part is the number of children in Virginia with critical illnesses who have been touched by their amazing support. We wanted to express our thanks by planning something fun for families.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_2021-tourism-advocate-award.jpgFor the second time in four years, I’m excited to announce that Bridgewater Marina was honored with the area’s top award for Tourism and Hospitality by the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

I happily accepted the award, which is voted on by the Chamber membership, at the organization’s annual dinner in March at Bernard’s Landing.

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Boat rentals 2022 2At Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals, we're already gearing up for the 2022 boating season and can't wait to see everyone back out on the water!

Reservations open for the season on Jan. 3, 2022, and we wanted to share so important news that will allow you to save on your booking no matter what type of vessel you choose.

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Despite the global pandemic that restricted travel and gatherings in 2020, visitors to Bridgewater Marina continued to make waves with our annual “Feed the Fish for Make-A-Wish" fundraiser.

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We continue to be amazed by the generosity of customers when it comes to our annual “Feed the Fish for Make-A-Wish" fundraiser!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_tritoon-from-manitou.jpgIf you’re already dreaming of summer fun at Smith Mountain Lake, we’ve got some exciting news.

At Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals, we’ve completely upgraded our fleet with the best watercraft in the industry.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Santa-at-BWP_courtesy-of-Bridgewater-Marina.jpgBringing the kids to see Santa at Smith Mountain Lake is one of SML's oldest and most beloved holiday traditions!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_antique-boat-show.jpgSummer may be nearly behind us, but that doesn’t mean there’s not PLENTY of fun things to do at Smith Mountain Lake!

In fact, some of the absolute best Smith Mountain Lake events take place in September, October and November, including several biggies right here at Bridgewater Plaza.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_fall-at-SML_brian-raub.jpgBoating at Smith Mountain Lake is always awesome, but I’ll let you in on a little secret:

September, October and November are some of the absolute best times to get out the water.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_make-a-wish-donation-2018.jpgOnce again, we are stunned by the extremely generous response to our “Feed the Fish for Make-A-Wish" fundraiser for 2018!

Thanks to you, our amazing customers, we recently contributed $23,509 to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.

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Boat rental reservations for the 2019 season are now open. 

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2549.JPGBridgewater Marina is excited to announce that, for the second straight year, we will donate 100 percent of popcorn sales to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia. Our goal is to raise $30,000!

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to donate $25,216 to the Richmond-based charity in 2017 as part of a campaign we call “Feed the Fish for Make-A-Wish.”

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Make-A-Wish.jpgIf we know anything, it's that the Smith Mountain Lake community is big-hearted.

But the true extent of that generosity?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_BW-Plaza-3_AndieGibson.jpg** Updated 9/8/2017 **

Bridgewater Plaza
is the go-to spot for food, fun, music, events and shopping at Smith Mountain Lake all year long. 

In fact, there's often SO MUCH going on at the Bridge that it's difficult to keep up!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_feed-the-fish-signage_web.jpgBridgewater Marina is excited to announce that we will donate 100 percent of popcorn sales in 2017 to Make-A-Wish of Greater Virginia. Our goal is to raise $10,000!

Kids have been feeding popcorn to the carp that gather around the docks at Bridgewater Marina for decades. For many a trip to Smith Mountain Lake just isn't the same without a stop at Bridgewater Plaza to feed the fish (sound familiar?).

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b2ap3_thumbnail_WatersFamily_under100K.jpgYou and your family are crazy excited about your vacation to Smith Mountain Lake – especially the kiddos.

Of course, the little ones can’t wait to get on the water to try out a variety of water sports, but you’re a bit hesitant. What if they can’t get up? What if frustration takes over and the outing ends in tears?

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