MarineMax St. Petersburg Set to Expand and Renovate

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (June 14, 2016) – MarineMax St. Petersburg announced today that they will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate their extensive expansion and renovation of the marina and service yard as well as the addition of a new sales office. The event will be held on June 24, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MarineMax recently procured the property which they were heretofore managing the marina, operating MarineMax repair and refit facility along with a MarineMax brokerage office.

“By purchasing the property, it freed us up to completely renovate the marina, add a new and used boat sales office and make major improvements to the service yard,” explained Joshua Lavine, MarineMax St. Petersburg Store Manager. “MarineMax St. Petersburg will soon become a one-stop-shop for everything boating.”

The marina expansion will include several brand-new slips with high-capacity boat lifts, all-new wet slips, new shore power, city water, wireless internet, private showers/heads and upgraded walkways. The service yard will be resurfaced and a hydraulic heavy-lift trailer will be added to increase capacity. The new sales office will be in a completely renovated building at the front of the property.

“When complete, MarineMax St. Petersburg will be the premiere boating facility in Pinellas County,” continued Lavine. “Come join us for a sneak peek of the facility plans, delicious food and refreshing beverages.”

Located at 6810 Gulfport Boulevard South, Pasadena, Florida, MarineMax St. Petersburg is currently offering new boats from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Hatteras, Nautique, Sailfish and Sea Pro. The expansion is planned to be complete by early 2017.

For more information contact Diana DeCarvalho by emailing to diana.decarvalho@marinemax.com or call 727-343-6520.

MarineMax Delivers First Azimut Magellano 76 in American Waters

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., (June 14, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that they have delivered the first Azimut Magellano 76 at the MarineMax Pompano Yacht Center. The Magellano 76 was conceived as a modern trawler that combines seaworthiness and long-range capabilities with luxurious living spaces.

“My client and the new owner of the Magellano 76 already appreciated the Azimut penchant for quality and innovation, having owned a new Azimut 55S prior to purchasing the Magellano,” explained Mike Bader, Senior Sales Executive at MarineMax Pompano Yacht Center. “After purchasing the 55S, he quickly realized that as much as he loved his Azimut, he wanted more and shopped all the brands for a larger yacht. After extensive research, my client came back to the MarineMax Pompano Yacht Center due to the incredible support and service that MarineMax has provided him and he chose the Azimut Magellano 76 for its size, range and distinctive style.”

The Magellano features a grand salon with contiguous views from the cockpit entry to the center line helm. Below the main deck there is plenty of light with side hull windows all cabins. The full-beam, mid-ship owner’s stateroom features a centerline double berth and an en-suite shower and head. Forward leads to the VIP stateroom which also has a centerline double berth and en-suite shower and head. Each guest stateroom (2) have twin beds with separate shower and head compartments. Accomodations for the crew are in the double cabin under the cockpit deck.

Powered by twin 1,000 horsepower MAN V8 diesels, the hull is specifically designed to efficiently cruise at 11 to 17 knots with a top speed of 22 knots. With nearly 2,000 gallons fuel capacity, the Magellano offers worldclass range for cruises to distant ports of call.

“The new owners will soon be experiencing all the comfort and luxury that the Magellano 76 provides as they embark on a summer cruise to New York this weekend,” added Bader. “The beautiful and unique Italian style along with being the first and only Magellano 76 cruising in the U.S., will make it stand out along the way.”

MarineMax Dallas Yacht Center will Splash First Azimut in Dallas

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DALLAS, Texas, (June 2, 2016) – MarineMax Dallas Yacht Center announced today that in June the first Azimut Yacht will arrive in Dallas and be available for public viewing by making an appointment for a private showing. The new 2016 Azimut 50 Fly combines contemporary Italian styling with plenty of outdoor social spaces via the spacious cockpit, flybridge and forward sun pad.

“The designers were challenged to design a 50-foot yacht that would mimic the incredibly popular Azimut 80,” explained Tyler Choyke, MarineMax Dallas Store Manager. “By doing just that, they created a stylistic cohesiveness throughout the Azimut flybridge collection.”

The main deck interior includes a salon, dining area and a raised helm. Below the main deck is the galley and three cabins. The master stateroom is full beam, amidships with a centerline berth and ensuite head. The VIP stateroom, forward, also features a centerline berth and shares a head with the starboard side guest stateroom.

Equipped with twin 670 hp Volvo Penta D11 diesels, the 50 Fly will be capable of speeds exceeding 30 knots, easily cruising at 27 knots.

“Everyone at the MarineMax Dallas Yacht Center are excitedly anticipating her arrival. Many of our owners have already made their reservations to get onboard. I suggest that anyone else who wants to see this magnificent vessel, please make reservations early. Most likely, this yacht will soon be gracing the waters with its new owners,” concluded Choyke.

For more information or make an appointment to tour the Azimut 50 Fly contact Faith Miller by emailing faith.miller@marinemax.com or calling 972-436-9979.

MarineMax’s Steve Gale Returns to Pier 66 as Store Manager

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., (April 17, 2016) – MarineMax, the nation’s largest and most trusted recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced today that Steve Gale has returned to MarineMax Pier 66 as the Store Manager. Gale had been with MarineMax Pier 66 from 2001 through 2007 when he moved to the MarineMax Stuart facility successfully managing and guiding the store through the recent economic downturn and recovery. He now returns to the east coast’s exclusive Ocean Alexander dealer as Store Manager.

“This is a real pleasure and rare privilege to be able to return to Pier 66, one of the nation’s great yacht havens,” declared Gale. “In addition to offering the fabulous Ocean Alexander lineup, MarineMax Pier 66 will have access to the Sea Ray L-Class luxury yachts, as well as fantastic Italian beauties from Azimut/Benetti.”

MarineMax Pier 66 is located on the northeast corner of the 17th Street causeway on the Intracoastal Waterway. The marina has recently completed a $20 million renovation.

For more information contact Pamela Arteaga by emailing to pamela.arteaga@marinemax.com or call 954-779-1905.

MarineMax Clearwater Expands Their Commitment to the Tampa Bay Boat Show

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CLEARWATER, Fla., (May 16, 2016) – MarineMax Clearwater announced today that they will be expanding their footprint at the Tampa Bay Boat Show May 20 – 22, 2016, featuring a larger booth and displaying more and larger boats.

“We are excited to have more space to display the many brand-new models that have just arrived,” stated Jack Ezzell, MarineMax Clearwater General Manager. “Some of the new models include the recently introduced Sea Pro 208 and 228 Bay Series models. And, we have several more models on their way. Best of all, these premium boats are exceptionally well priced.”

Along with the “Next Wave” of Sea Pro, the MarineMax display will include larger boats from Sea Ray and Boston Whaler as well as the Scarab 165 and 215 Jet Boats. At the show MarineMax will feature the Sea Ray 19 SPX outboard and the Sea Ray 260 Sundancer. MarineMax Clearwater also offers boats from Sailfish, Nautique, Galeon Yachts, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Hatteras, Aquila Power Cats and Harris Pontoons.

Presented and produced by Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Boat Show is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa, FL 33610. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Hours are Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, from 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“This is a very popular show. To avoid the lines and to receive the personal attention you deserve, call ahead and make an appointment with a MarineMax sales consultant to tour the boat that fits your boating passion,” concluded Ezzell.

For more information or to make an appointment, call Diana De Carvalho at 727-536-2628 or email diana.decarvalho@marinemax.com.

MarineMax Expands into the Palm Beach Area

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CLEARWATER, Fla., (May 3, 2016) – MarineMax, the nation’s largest and most trusted recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced today that they are celebrating opening a new location at the PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens. A Grand Opening event will be held May 21, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public at the new waterfront location.

“Join us for an incredible afternoon of exquisite boats, live music, light fare and cocktails on the water,” said Paul Cummings, MarineMax Regional President. “You will have the chance to preview the latest from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut, Galeon and Scout Boats. These dream machines provide a combination of exceptional comfort and performance unmatched by other boats in their class. Celebrate with us the boating lifestyle!”

MarineMax Palm Beach at PGA Marina is conveniently located at 2361 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, on the Intracoastal Waterway between the Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets.

For more information contact Corey O’Kelley or Kyle Roney by emailing to corey.okelley@marinemax.com or kyle.roney@marinemax.com or call 561-494-7267.

Jeff Ellis Named General Manager at Two MarineMax Georgia Locations

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LAKE LANIER, Ga., (April XX, 2016) – MarineMax, the nation’s largest and most trusted recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced today that Jeff Ellis has joined the MarineMax team as General Manager for both MarineMax Cumming and MarineMax Buford. Jeff has a strong boating background and extensive experience to lead the two Georgia stores with including 28 years with Sea Ray, becoming Vice President for Sport Yacht and Yacht Sales, followed by nine years with Chris Craft as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“I am excited and pleased to be leading both teams in the beautiful Lake Lanier area,” declared Ellis. “In addition to offering the fabulous Sea Rays and Boston Whalers we also offer top-brands such as Nautique, Scarab Jet Boats, Crest Pontoons, Supreme Towboats and Azimut Yachts.”

Jeff Ellis is joined in Georgia by his wife Cheryl; they have been married for 32 years.

MarineMax Buford is located at 5800 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, Georgia 30518. MarineMax Cummings is located at 1860 Bald Ridge Marina Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041.

For more information contact Melanie Cody by emailing to melanie.cody@marinemax.com or call 770-614-6968.