- Unique, high-quality marinas offering the complete boating experience -


Morningstar Mini-Storage founded by Stephen Benson with a focus in the Carolinas.


Morningstar Mini-Storage becomes the 10th largest self storage operator in the United States.


Morningstar acquires its first marina, the Peninsula Yacht Club, on Lake Norman in Charlotte, NC.


Morningstar acquires its first intracoastal marina, Reserve Harbor Yacht Club, in South Carolina.


Morningstar acquires its second intracoastal marina, Bahia Bleu, in Thunderbolt, Georgia.


Morningstar acquires its second Lake Norman marina, Skipper’s Landing.


Morningstar acquires Kings Point, the company’s third marina on Lake Norman.


Morningstar acquires Gwynn’s Island on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.


With multiple acquisitions, Morningstar re-establishes Golden Isles on the Intracoastal waterway in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The company also acquires Eaton Ferry on Lake Gaston in North Carolina.


Morningstar acquires Mayport, its first redevelopment marina in Jacksonville, Florida.


Morningstar is selected to manage three marinas on the Great Lakes: Sandusky Harbor Marina on Sandusky Bay, OH, Lakefront Marina on Lake Erie, OH, and Great Lakes Marinas on Muskegon Lake, MI.

For more than 30 years Morningstar has been recognized as one of the industry’s top operators and leading innovators. With an eye toward customer service and convenience, we have assembled a team of operations professionals whose sole goal is operational excellence.

Morningstar got its start in the storage business in 1981, when our in-house construction and development team began building premier storage facilities in the region, establishing a legacy of experience, excellence and longevity. In 2004, we introduced a Marina Division to expand our breadth and to leverage our operating expertise in niche real estate markets. Since that time, we have continued to grow and expand with marina facilities located in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Today, Morningstar owns and operates nine marinas in the the mid-Atlantic and Southeast in addition to 51 self-storage facilities totaling more than 3 million square feet.

Our Marinas

Whether you want to kick back and relax or rev up your day with some high-energy water sports, our marinas have everything you need to make your time on the water unforgettable. We offer first-class facilities and outstanding amenities at the top boating destinations across the Southeast and mid-Atlantic.