MarineMax Announces Grand Opening of MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine

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

MarineMax Gulf Shores Launches All-New Sea Pro Models

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.

MarineMax Jacksonville on the Move

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (January 21, 2015) – MarineMax Jacksonville announced today that they will be moving to a new location where MarineMax will continue to provide sales and service at a site that includes a full-service marina with wet and dry storage, ship’s store, and a waterfront restaurant. Along with the new location, MarineMax Jacksonville will take on a new name; MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine.

“We are making this change to be able to better serve our customers,” explained Lew Duffey, MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine General Manager. “Our new marina location gives us an opportunity to provide the same outstanding sales and service our Jacksonville customers have come to expect and now, we can also offer the addition of complete, up-to-date marina services and a first-class dock and dine experience – all in one place.”

MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine will continue to carry top brands including Sea Ray, Azimut Yachts, Boston Whaler, Meridian Yachts, Grady-White, Scout Boats, Ocean Alexander, Scarab Jet Boats and Harris Pontoon Boats. With over 700 slips, the marina is conveniently located on the Intracoastal Waterway, beachside, just off the Beach Boulevard Causeway, easy to reach by land or by water.

“We are all really excited about being on the water where boats belong,” continued Duffey. “Everything from Demo-Days to MarineMax Getaways!® will be even more fun for our customers.”

For more information on MarineMax Jacksonville at Beach Marine contact Terry Deaton at 904-338-9970 or email

Grady-White Introduces an Innovative Cockpit Step

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At the 2016 Model Year Grady-White Dealer Conference in October, Grady-White introduced its new, innovative cockpit step. The step makes it easier to board from the dock and quickly folds away to clear the cockpit when not in use. The step is large enough to double as a handy seat.

Available now as an option only on 2016 Grady-White Freedom 225, 255 and 275 new boat orders. More models will receive this option after January 1, 2016.

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First Seen at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Many boat manufacturers consider the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show one of the best opportunities to introduce new models to potential buyers. This year’s show was no exception. Several of the recreational fish boat brands had standout models that they parade out for the throngs of people that attended the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this month.

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage – Creating Balance

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Boston Whaler long ago mastered their hull form and fishing features that gives operators confidence and success fishing offshore on their Outrage lineup. Lately they have been introducing models that also hit the sweet-spot on delivering crowd pleasing comfort and a social environment for enjoying a day of cruising and playing. At the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Boston Whaler won the Innovations Award for their dual console 230 Vantage. Boston Whaler followed up with the 270 Vantage. During the 2015 model year they introduced the all-new 320 Vantage and ginormous 420 Outrage. All four models reflect Boston Whalers objective of delivering exceptional offshore fishing experiences while offering the comfort and convenience features that make them ideal for sharing casual time with friends and family.

This same philosophy is apparent in the Boston Whaler 330 Outrage just launched at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. With a deep V-hull form, highly padded gunnels and all the fishing features true offshore anglers demand there is no doubt this is a boat that delivers. And the 330 Outrage produces an exceptional smooth, soft, safe, dry ride that everyone will appreciate whether stalking pelagic predators or simply cruising close to home. The state-of-the-art command and control systems convey complete confidence while operating. Seating and storage abounds inviting easy conversations and the ability to bring along all the gear for a full day of fishing or entertaining. With the Boston Whaler 330 Outrage they have exceeded their objective for creating a boat that instills offshore confidence while delivering comfort and style.

Sailfish Introduces Their Latest and Largest Dual Console

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Last year Sailfish introduced their 275 DC boat which quickly became very popular. This year they follow up with the bigger, bolder Sailfish 325 DC (first seen above). With the Sailfish Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) hull, the 325 DC delivers the same smooth dry ride that Sailfish is famous for.

The Sailfish 325 DC is decked out with all the fishing features that people have come to expect from Sailfish. Add the comfort of ample forward seating and storage and foldout cockpit seating and you have the perfect crossover boat. The cockpit galley is well equipped and backed up with a pantry in the port side console. The large head with solid surface countertops, sink, pullout shower, and soap dispenser is under the helm console.

Sailfish offers plenty of options to equip your 325 DC for how you use your boat. Whether you want to play, fish, cruise or just relax, the Sailfish 325 DC delivers.

Scout’s Latest Skinny Water Boat the 231 XS

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Steve Pott’s earliest models of Scout Boats were designed for the Carolina’s inshore waters. The newest Scout launched at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the Scout 231 XS (first seen above) is a hardcore, no compromise inshore fishing machine. Sporting a high performance stepped hull with a 300 horse power outboard engine, the 231 XS achieves speeds in the mid-60’s. Like all Scout Boats, the 231 XS is exceptionally well executed with two tone seating and well laid out center console helm. The custom leaning post features wrap around back rests that support the operator and a companion.

The aft fishing platform opens to provide bench seating for two. In turn, the aft bench seat lifts to provide excellent access to the under deck plumbing. There is room for the 45-quart Yeti cooler under the forward fishing platform. The port and starboard rod storage boxes are lockable.

The new Scout 231 XS, like all Scout Boats, has exceptional fit and finish, well executed upholstery and beautiful, mirror-like gel coats throughout.

The Versatile Grady-White Freedom 275

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Grady-White reworked their popular Freedom 275 (first seen above) to make it even more appealing to families that like to do it all, fishing, tow-sports, exploring or simply cruising to a favorite restaurant. The new, dual console Freedom 275 sports a wider helm area and redesigned seating that creates a more useable cockpit. Grady also added a larger lockable entry for the port console’s head that allows for longer rod storage. Grady also added a reconfigured optional wet bar that can be equipped with a grill and refrigerator.

Forward there is seating for up to six people and pets. The companion helm seating is wider and behind the companion seating there is an electromechanically operated lounger. The foldaway aft bench provides extra seating when needed and folds away when fish fighting is in play.

The through-the-hull anchor chute keeps the decks clear and for the tow sport enthusiasts there is an optional, newly restyled ski pylon that fully recesses into the transom. The redesigned 2016 Grady-White Freedom 275 makes it easy to fish, play or just chill. And if you want do all three in the same day the Freedom 275 can do that too.

Amazing to Awesome – The World’s Largest Boat Show Opens Today

The show is about to open. The city’s hotels are booked to capacity. The streets are jammed with taxis, out of town visitors and huge trucks towing enormous boats. Restaurants are bustling with the early rising boat prep teams and sales people in their branded clothing with shiny name badges. It’s business as usual at the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Affectionately dubbed FLIBS, this annual vociferous mix of boats, yachts, tents, vendors, docks, boat buyers, sales professionals and gawkers (hull thumpers) is strangely compelling. And, MarineMax is center stage.

As the world’s largest and most trusted recreational marine dealership, MarineMax’s presence can be found in manufacturer displays throughout FLIBS. Check out the Sea Ray display on the Dock GH and at the convention center and you will find MarineMax sales professionals demonstrating the features of the newest models like the all-new 400 Sundancer and the incredible 400 Fly.

Stop by the Boston Whaler Display and the MarineMax sales professionals are showing off the new 330 Outrage, a highly competent offshore center console that has all the features to make it a superb day boat for cruising, playing and socializing.

Those that are in the market for a stunning new yacht or just like to admire them, head over to the Azimut display to see the latest 70 Flybridge and the spectacular 42 Flybridge.

At the Hatteras display, the new for 2016, 70 Motoryacht is available for private showings through the professionals from MarineMax available at the display.

Ocean Alexander is showing their all-new Ocean Alexander 100 and 85. MarineMax exclusively represents Ocean Alexander from Texas to the eastern seaboard.

You will also find MarineMax professionals manning the Scout, Grady-White, Sailfish and Scarab Jet Boats. So, whatever boat class you may be in the market for or if you just want to learn more, stop by and seek out your favorite MarineMax sales consultant. If you don’t have one, please introduce yourself and you will discover an expert well versed in the models that they are representing.

If you are not going to FLIBS this year, follow along as we post from the show. If you never have been to FLIBS, it is should definitely be on your bucket list, just for the amazing spectacle and the awesome people watching.

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MarineMax Daytona is Celebrating All Boat Dogs and Their Owners

DAYTONA, Fla. (August 18, 2015) – MarineMax Daytona announced today that they will be hosting an open house on August 22, 2015, celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer” in honor of all boat dogs and their owners.

“We love seeing dogs with their owners enjoying the boating life,” said Kimberly Machnik, MarineMax Daytona Store Manager. “Bring your dog to the party, we have a prize for all of the dogs that attend.”

There will be hot dogs served along with what MarineMax is calling the “world’s largest condiments bar.” Everything from chili to Fritos will be available to make your favorite hot dog concoction. There will be a drawing for a night at the Black Dolphin, New Smyrna’s latest high-end, Intracoastal bed and breakfast.

“We will have new models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Scout, Grady-White, Sea Hunt, Harris Pontoons and Scarab Jet Boats on display. In addition, there will be several vendors coming out to support the Dog Days event. Aussie Pet Mobile, Sophie’s Choice Dog Treats, New Horizon Service Dogs, and several others will at the event. The Humane Society will be here accepting any donations you care to give,” explained Machnik.

The Dog Days of Summer event will be from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at MarineMax Daytona’s showroom.

“We are really excited to see all the pets and for those that do not have boat dogs in their lives, we feel sorry for you, but you are welcome as well. Brennan, my black lab, will be there to lead the doggie conga,” continued Machnik. “Whether you bring you dog or not, come and celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with MarineMax Daytona.”

MarineMax Daytona is located at 872 North Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32124 or visit