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’s Steve Gale Returns to Pier 66 as Store Manager

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., (April 17, 2016) – MarineMax, the nation’s largest and most trusted recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced today that Steve Gale has returned to MarineMax Pier 66 as the Store Manager. Gale had been with MarineMax Pier 66 from 2001 through 2007 when he moved to the MarineMax Stuart facility successfully managing and guiding the store through the recent economic downturn and recovery. He now returns to the east coast’s exclusive Ocean Alexander dealer as Store Manager.

“This is a real pleasure and rare privilege to be able to return to Pier 66, one of the nation’s great yacht havens,” declared Gale. “In addition to offering the fabulous Ocean Alexander lineup, MarineMax Pier 66 will have access to the Sea Ray L-Class luxury yachts, as well as fantastic Italian beauties from Azimut/Benetti.”

MarineMax Pier 66 is located on the northeast corner of the 17th Street causeway on the Intracoastal Waterway. The marina has recently completed a $20 million renovation.

For more information contact Pamela Arteaga by emailing to or call 954-779-1905.

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

MarineMax Expands into the Palm Beach Area

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 or or call 561-494-7267.

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

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