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.

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

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

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 or call 770-614-6968.

MarineMax to Unveil All-New 2016 Models at the Atlanta Boat Show

Atlanta, GA., (January 5, 2015) – MarineMax Buford announced today that they will be featuring the 2016 Sea Ray SLX line, the all-new 400 Sundancer with twin turbo diesels as well as the 350 Sundancer with turbo diesel power at the Atlanta Boat Show January 14 – 17. MarineMax will also have on display other new models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Nautique, Crest Pontoons, Supreme Towboats and Scarab Jet Boats.

“The Atlanta Boat Show is a great opportunity to see all things boating in a family friendly environment,” said Steve Rhodes, MarineMax Buford Store Manager. “MarineMax will be there with the some of the most respected brands in the industry, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Nautique, Crest Pontoons, Supreme Towboats and Scarab Jet Boats.”

Produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the show will be at the Georgia World Congress Center 280 Northside Drive NW in Atlanta. Touted as a “Georgia’s premier boat show,” it is a celebration of the boating lifestyle. The show’s hours are Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The price of admission is $14.00 for adults (ages 16 and over), with free admission children 15 and under when accompanied by a paid adult. Save $2.00 by purchasing online by January 13.

“This is a very popular event every year, to assure you are not disappointed and that you get the personal attention that you deserve, I recommend people call ahead and schedule a personal appointment with our professional and knowledgeable sales consultants,” added Rhodes. “We are looking forward to seeing all our friends at the show.”

To schedule an appointment or for more information Contact Melanie Warner at 770-614-6968 or email

See the Latest 2016 Models Including the All-New 400 Sundancer at the Overland Park Boat Show

LAKE OZARK, Wis., (December 16, 2015) – MarineMax Lake Ozark and MarineMax Osage Beach announced today that they will be showing, the all-new for 2016, Sea Ray 400 Sundancer along with the latest SPX and SLX models at the Overland Park Boat Show January 7-10, 2016. This will be the first opportunity to see the 400 Sundancer and many of the other Sea Ray models being shown.

“We are excited to be able to have such an incredible lineup for this show,” exclaimed Dave Bigge, MarineMax Regional President. “Along with some awesome Sea Rays, we will also have the new Nautique G23 that is gaining a lot of attention from the pros to the weekend warriors.”

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association produces the Overland Park Boat Show which has become a mid-winter tradition. Held at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas. Show hours are Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 – 12. Children 5 and under are free.

“This is a very popular boat show. If you would like to avoid the crowds and receive the personal attention you deserve, schedule an appointment with your MarineMax sales consultant,” continued Bigge. “We look forward to seeing you at the show.”

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Teresa Riley at 573-365-5382 or email

MarineMax Buford to Host Nautique Hyperlite Experience Tour

BUFORD, Ga., (August 5, 2015) – MarineMax Buford announced today that they are joining forces with Nautique, Hyperlite and Ambush Board Company to host 2 days of exciting wakeboarding and wakesurfing demos. The event will take place Thursday, August 27, and Friday, August 28, 2015, on Lake Lanier.

“Come experience the thrill of riding behind the award-winning Nautique G23 on your own board or try out a new 2016 Hyperlite board from Ambush Board Company. We will have professional riders Jimmy LaRichie and Noah Flegal on hand to demonstrate their skills and give riders their best tips,” said Steve Rhodes, MarineMax Buford Store Manager.

The event will be held at MarineMax Buford, 5800 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, Georgia. There will be refreshments, door prizes and giveaways.

“This event is free and open to anyone. This is a great opportunity for the novice to get started and the more experienced riders to take their game to the next level,” continued Rhodes. “Don’t miss the Nautique Hyperlite Experience Tour, it will be amazing!”

Participants will choose from 1 of 4 sessions, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., or 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday. Lunch will be provided both days. Spaces are limited. To avoid disappointment call MarineMax Buford today at 770-614-6968 or email