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.

First Ever Boat Show at City of Pasadena Block Party

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla., (May 19, 2016) MarineMax St. Petersburg, in cooperation with the City of Gulfport, will present the first boat show to be held during the annual South Pasadena Block Party Saturday, May 21, 2016.

“Come join MarineMax at the Block Party. Along with the usual fun, food and entertainment there will be boats from some of the top brands on display. Brands like Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Nautique, and more,” said Joshua Lavine, MarineMax St. Petersburg Store Manager.

Presented by the Palm of Pasadena Hospital, the City of South Pasadena Block Party begins at noon and continues until 4:00 p.m. There will by live music, a car show, food and drinks, health screenings, fire truck demonstrations, fun activities for the children and this year, the first ever boat show. The Block Party will be held at Bay View Park at 7054 Sunset Drive.

“We look forward to seeing everyone there,” continued Lavine. “This should be a really fun day filled with festivities and cool things to see and do.”

For more information contact Diana DeCarvalho at 727-536-2628 or by email to diana.decarvlho@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.

MarineMax Wrightsville Beach Receives Master Dealer Certification

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., (April 28, 2016) – MarineMax Wrightsville Beach was awarded the coveted title of “Brunswick Master Dealer.” Brunswick is a longstanding leader in dealer certification. The Brunswick Dealer Certification program recognizes Brunswick (Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and others) boat dealers who have proven to provide superior customer experience through operational excellence.

“The team at MarineMax Wrightsville Beach is extremely proud of achieving this important milestone,” explained Thom Cross, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach Store Manager. “The whole team is focused on the customer experience assuring timely and effective sales, service and after-the-sale engagements. We are all boating enthusiasts and want our customers to truly enjoy their boating lifestyle.”

Brunswick works with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) to assure that all Marine Industry Program requirements are met in all the certification programs. This allows MarineMax stores to become Marine Industry Certified through the Brunswick certification program.

MarineMax Wrightsville Beach is located at 130 Short Street, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, 28480. For more information contact Graham Norton at 910-256-8100 or by email at graham.norton@marinemax.com.

MarineMax Announces Grand Opening of MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine

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Jacksonville, Fla., (April 14, 2016) – MarineMax announced today the Grand Opening of MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine. The celebration of the new waterfront location will be on April 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“I would like to personally invite everyone to join us and experience some of the finer things that life on the water provides. Preview the very finest Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Grady-White, Harris Pontoons, Scarab Jet Boats, Scout and Sea Pro Boats at the Grand Opening of our new Jacksonville location,” proclaimed Lew Duffey, MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine Store Manager.

The new MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine is conveniently located on the Intracoastal Waterway at 2079 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. This new location is in close proximity to the Arlington River, the St. Johns River, the Ortega River, Mill Cove and the Craig Municipal Airport.

MarineMax Jacksonville features the very best new and used boat and yachts as well as offering unparalleled, boat repair and service for most premium brands using factory certified technicians for more than a decade. MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine owners enjoy the exclusive opportunity to hone their boating skills and enjoy their boats more fully with instructional seminars, special events and MarineMax Getaways!®

“We are going to celebrate the boating lifestyle with live music, light fare and refreshments,” continued Duffey. “Join us at our ultimate showcase of luxury during our Grand Opening event.”

For more information on MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine contact Terry Deaton at 904-338-9970 or by email at terry.deaton@marinemax.com.

MarineMax Gulf Shores Launches All-New Sea Pro Models

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Gulf Shores, Ala., (April 14, 2016) – MarineMax Gulf Shores announced today that they now are offering the latest models from Sea Pro Boats. The all-new incarnation of the Sea Pro brand promises seven new models in 2016. The new models will be built in a recently renovated 200,000-square-foot facility in Whitmire, South Carolina.

“We are excited to have these brand-new models that have just arrived at the store,” stated Thom Keener, MarineMax Gulf Shores General Manager. “We now have the Sea Pro 208 and 228 Bay Series models along with the deep-V, center console 239. And, we have several more models on their way. And best of all, these premium boats are exceptionally well priced.”

Original owner of Sea Pro, Jimmy Hancock along with Preston Wrenn, former founder of Tidewater boats, have teamed up to resurrect the Sea Pro brand with innovative new features and state-of-the-art construction.

“As we move into spring and the weather is getting warmer, this new generation of center console fishing boats from Sea Pro, that they are dubbing the ‘Next Wave,’ are perfect for fishing enthusiasts to get into a new boat at a great price,” added Keener. “I think our biggest concern with this new line is that they will sell so well we will have trouble keeping them in stock.”

Along with the “Next Wave” of Sea Pro, MarineMax Gulf Shores offers new Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Grady-White, Galeon Yachts, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Harris Pontoons and Scarab Jet Boat models.

For more information or to make an appointment, call MarineMax Gulf Shores 251-981-1113.