A marina (from Sp. or It. "marina", coast or shore) is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats. A marina differs from a port in that a marina does not handle large passenger ships or cargo from freighters.A marina may have refueling, washing and repair facilities, ship chandlers, stores and restaurants. A marina may include ground facilities such as parking lots for vehicles and boat trailers. Some marinas offer boat storage including rack storage and dry storage yards. Marinas may be owned and operated by a private club, especially yacht clubs — but also as private enterprises or municipal facilities.