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 or call 727-343-6520.

MarineMax Clearwater Expands Their Commitment to the Tampa Bay Boat Show

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

What’s New at the Miami International Boat Show – Everything

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Since 1969, the National Marine Manufacturers Association has produced the Miami International Boat Show at the 60-year-old Miami Beach Convention Center. But, times-are-a-changing. This year the boat show will be moved to the recently renovated Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key and MarineMax will be there in a big way. MarineMax will be manning the Sea Ray, Scout and Scarab displays all while also manning the Sea Ray Yachts, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Galeon and Aquila displays over at the Yacht Miami Beach yacht and brokerage show, which is, and always was, a separate show produced by Show Management on Collins Avenue.

Getting around Miami has never been easy. To alleviate the stress of getting to and from different venues, there are free shuttles and water taxis running throughout the show. There is also public parking at select locations that connect to the free shuttle and water taxis.

In addition to all the new boats, there will be displays for the latest gadgets and gizmos. There will be venues to eat and get a drink and opportunities to be entertained. Of course, there is Miami Beach itself to enjoy; especially the nightlife!

The main reason that most people attend Miami International Boat Show is to see the new models from their favorite manufacturers. This year on Virginia Key, there will be lots to see including the newest Sea Ray SPX and SLX sport models, along with Sea Ray’s other Sport Cruiser models. The new Scout 420 LXF and 231 XS and the complete lineup of Scarab Jet Boats will be on display.

Over on Collins Avenue, at the Yachts Miami Beach show, there will be fabulous Sea Ray Yachts, Sport Yacht and the L-Class luxury models. Stunning Azimut and Benetti models will grace the docks alongside fantastic Hatteras Convertibles and Motoryachts. The amazingly roomy and luxurious Aquila models and world-class Ocean Alexander models will be on display at Collins Avenue as well.

However, the newest thing to adorn the Collins Avenue venue is the never-before-seen in North America, Galeon Yachts. Galeon Yachts are a 30-year-old Europen brand, famous around the world for combining old-world craftsmanship with the latest technology and amazing innovations. Galeon’s 500 FLY just received the European Powerboat of the Year award at the Dusseldorf Boat Show, the world’s largest indoor boat show, and will be on display at the Yachts Miami Beach yachts and brokerage show.

New is the name-of-the-game at the Miami International Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach. See you at the show(s).

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 Presents Industry, a New Website and More at Special Press Event

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., (November 5, 2015) – On the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show’s official opening, MarineMax held a special press event where MarineMax executives expressed their optimism that the industry is expanding and continues to have a bright financial future moving forward.

“All of us at MarineMax are feeling good about the recreational marine industry’s performance in the 2015 model year and are excited about the prospects as we begin the 2016 model year,” extolled Bill McGill, MarineMax President, CEO and Chairman.

After addressing the state of the industry, Bill McGill and Chuck Cashman, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing and Manufacturer Relations, detailed their plans for MarineMax growth continuing as the world’s largest and most trusted boating retailer.

“We all believe in Bill’s mantra, ‘boating changes people’s lives,’” said Cashman. “And the company was built around the goal of making boating more accessible and as hassle free as possible. We don’t sell boats; we are in the business of selling boating.”

Cashman also announced that MarineMax has launched a new website, MarineMax recognized an underserved segment of their customers, yachting enthusiasts. They have taken this opportunity to launch an exclusive online experience for them. The site features MarineMax brands and models 50 feet or more and a unique online environment customized for the yacht buyer. Cashman went on to describe MarineMax’s exceptional yachting services including a dedicated concierge service, premier yacht sales centers and certified yacht service centers staffed by industry veterans and factory trained technicians.

“MarineMax has intentionally aligned with the top brands including Sea Ray L-Class,” said Cashman. “We are also the exclusive North American Azimut dealer and the official Ocean Alexander dealer from Texas to the Atlantic coast. In addition MarineMax offers Hatteras Yachts in several key markets. We are proud to represent these iconic brands.”

In addition MarineMax stages private yacht owner rendezvous, excursions and parties throughout the year that are up-scale and elegant experiences exclusively for MarineMax yacht owners.

McGill explained that MarineMax’s relationship with their clients only begins with offering the top brands in their class, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Ocean Alexander, Azimut, Hatteras, Scout and others. It is the MarineMax Advantages that create a superior total ownership experience. All MarineMax boats are delivered with a full tank of fuel, a Go Boating Kit complete with all the U.S.C.G. safety gear, lines and an Owner Orientation. Each local MarineMax also offers continuing boater education and the largest service network in the industry.

“What really keeps our customers excited is the MarineMax Getaways!® program,” offered McGill. “They are fully organized opportunities for our customers to use their boats. Whether a day trip to a local sandbar or weeks long excursions to amazing destinations, Getaways! allow our owners to experience their boats at a totally new level.”

MarineMax to Partner in the Future Success of Hatteras and Cabo

February 12, 2014 – Clearwater, FL – MarineMax announced today that Hatteras Yachts have selected Chairman’s Circle member James Corts along with several other top MarineMax team members as authorized sales agents.

“With sales over the last 15 years approaching $700 million and MarineMax’s reputation with Hatteras customers for providing exceptional service and warranty work, the MarineMax team has always been a natural choice as Hatteras and Cabo move forward,” expressed John Ward, President and CEO of Hatteras.

Visit with the two-time MarineMax Top Gun Salesman of the Year, James Corts, at the Hatteras display during the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show on Collins Avenue, ramp 6, from Thursday, February 13, to Monday, February 17, 2014. James, who recently delivered a 60 Motor Yacht and is available at the show to assist guests inspect any of the Hatteras Yachts in the display. James calls MarineMax Naples his home store and has focused on the West Coast of Florida for 12 years.

“I am extremely happy to be continuing my longstanding relationship with Hatteras Yachts and especially with my Hatteras customers,” said Corts. “Hatteras is an iconic American boat building brand and MarineMax is the largest boat retailer and service provider in the country. It is a strong combination and I am proud to be a part of this longstanding partnership.”

Hatteras model offerings include convertible sport yachts from 54-feet to 77-feet and luxury motor yachts from 60-feet to 100-feet. Cabo offers highly lauded express models from 36-feet to 52-feet. Both are built in the same state-of-the-art facility in New Bern, North Carolina.


MarineMax Ocean Reef Delivers The First Hatteras 708 GT

January 7, 2015 – Key Largo, Florida – Hatteras GT 70 Hull # 1, The Latest flagship of the GT series line, made its first appearance this past October during the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. There was a great deal of anticipation and excitement surrounding the debut of the Hatteras GT 70 making the introduction one of the key highlights of the prestigious 5-day event.

A current MarineMax Hatteras GT 60, having closely followed the boats progress throughout the construction process, saw what he what he wanted and decided to make the move upward.

Just in time for the Holiday season, Ken Reda, sales director for MarineMax Ocean Reef, along with Hatteras factory personnel, delivered the new 70 GT to its home base in Key Largo at the Ocean Reef Club. The new “Wing Man” is powered by twin 16V-2000 2600 HP engines which can power her to over 40 knots. She features a 4-stateroom plus crew layout, with an expansive teak cockpit and an incredibly well designed flybridge. This 70 GT represents the third new Hatteras for the owner, along with being the fourth boat purchased through Ken at MarineMax Ocean Reef.