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.

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 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.

MarineMax Announces New Location in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey

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MarineMax announced today that it will be opening a new location at The Channel Club Marina in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey.

“We are excited about the opportunity to better serve our customers in the Monmouth Beach and surrounding area,” explained Matthew Cini, MarineMax Manager. “This new marina location will give us an opportunity to provide the same outstanding sales and service our customers have come to expect from all of our MarineMax stores across New Jersey and the rest of the country.”

MarineMax at The Channel Club Marina will carry top brands including Sea Ray, Azimut, Galeon, Meridian, Scout, Sailfish and Scarab. The store will be conveniently located on the Shrewsbury River midway between New York and Atlantic City. The Channel Club Marina provides resort-style accommodations for both families and fishing enthusiasts.

“We are all really excited about sharing our passion for being on the water with our customers,” continued Cini. “MarineMax at The Channel Club Marina will be offering opportunities to enjoy your boating lifestyle. Everything from Demo Days to MarineMax Getaways!® as well as educational seminars that teach skills and inform. These are just part of the MarineMax Advantage.”

For more information on MarineMax at The Channel Club Marina in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey contact Greta Andrews at 732.840.2100 x14900 or email greta.andrews@marinemax.com

MarineMax Will Debut New Yacht Models at the Palm Beach International Boat Show

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Stuart and Pompano, Fla., (March 7, 2016) – MarineMax Pompano and MarineMax Stuart will team up to display the latest models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Scout Boats, and Scarab Jet Boats as well as presenting the area debut of Galeon Yachts at the Palm Beach International Boat Show March 17 – 20.

“We are excited to have so many new models to display at this year’s 2016 Palm Beach International Boat Show,” stated Paul Cummings, Regional President for MarineMax Florida Southeast. “Along with the new 2016 models, we will be displaying the newest Galeon Yachts for the first time at the show.”

New to North America, Galeon Yachts are handcrafted in Eastern Europe at a modern and well equipped 280,000 square-foot facility with over 500 experienced craftspeople implementing the latest marine technologies. All components are custom built in the factory assuring consistent quality throughout the construction process. The advanced operations are governed by cutting-edge management systems and state-of-the-art production technology.

“Galeon combines old-world craftsmanship with the latest boat building technologies. The results are, that every detail on a Galeon Yacht is painstakingly built to the highest standards by experts in their respective fields,” continued Cummings. “With exceptional exterior and interior options, individual customers can have their boat tailored specifically to where and how they boat, making each Galeon Yacht as individual as its owner.”

Presented by Show Management, The 31st Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 17 – 20, 2016, is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an international show. The Palm Beach International Boat Show is open to the public. The show is open Thursday, March 17, 12 noon – 7 p.m., Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adult admission is $21, children 6 – 15 are $11 and children under 6 are free with an accompanying adult.

“As we move into spring and the weather is getting warmer, The Palm Beach International Boat Show presents the perfect opportunity to own the boat of your dreams with all the latest innovative features. And better yet, it is also the best time to get great deals,” added Cummings. “To avoid the lines and to receive the personal attention you deserve, call ahead and make an appointment with a MarineMax sales consultant and discover the boat that fits your boating passion.”

For more information or to make an appointment, call MarineMax Pompano at (954) 783-9555 or MarineMax Stuart at 941-485-3388.