MarineMax Pensacola at Bahia Mar is Seeking Volunteers for Bayou Chico Cleanup

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PENSACOLA, Fla., (June 8, 2016) – MarineMax Pensacola at Bahia Mar is asking for volunteers to join the MarineMax team at the Bahia Mar Marina on Saturday, June 25, 2016, where they will lead a Bayou Chico Trash Round-up event in conjunction with the Bayou Chico Association. The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with boats leaving the marina at 9:30 a.m. Trash bags and dip nets will be provided for each boat. At 11:00 a.m. MarineMax will host a cookout for all the participants as they return.

“We are all excited to have this opportunity to help restore Bayou Chico to a more natural state,” offered Mark Breton, General Manager MarineMax Pensacola at Bahia Mar. “It’s a chance to give back to the community we serve and the beautiful environment we all share.”

The Bayou Chico Association is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Bayou Chico. A community-based, non-profit organization, the Bayou Chico Association is made up of area residences, businesses and boat owners working together to effectively identify and solve environmental problems threatening Bayou Chico. They strive to accomplish these goals through public education, action and advocacy.

“Cleanup supplies will be provided. If you do not have a boat, please call to reserve a spot to participate in the cleanup. Lunch will be provided at the docks following the cleanup,” added Breton.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Mark Breton at 850-477-1112 or email mark.breton@marinemax.com.

MarineMax to Host Free Seminar – Trolling for Wahoo, Dolphin and Tuna

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (June 1, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting a fishing seminar on how to catch wahoo, dolphin and tuna on June 11, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Each year the offshore fishing begins to pick up beginning in June and lasts through September and many consider this the best time to fish the Panama City area. This seminar is designed to provide tips and techniques that build angler confidence and disseminate methodologies to successfully catch catch wahoo, dolphin and tuna.
Tom Putnam, from Half-Hitch Tackle Store, who has been the fishing seminar instructor for the last 14 years, will be leading the seminar. He will share extensive expertise on catching these elusive game fish. Tom will detail the proper approaches using various rods, reels, tackle and bait. He will also coach on bait presentation and landing techniques for these unpredictable fighters. Printed materials will be handed out for future reference and professional vocalist Bob Fowler will provide entertainment during the halftime break.
“If you are a novice or simply trying to improve your game, this seminar will be informative and entertaining,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City Beach. “Even if you are a seasoned offshore fishermen you may glean new skills and learn some successful tips if you attend.”
The event is free to the public and attendees will receive special discount coupon cards good at any Half-Hitch Tackle Store. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, June 10, 2016, to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com or RSVP for the class on the MarineMax Panama City Beach store website http://www.marinemax.com/panamacity.

MarineMax to Host USCG Safety Couse in Panama City Beach Store

Cobia ClassPANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (June 1, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that the Panama City Beach store will be teaming up with local U.S.C.G. Auxiliary officers to host their June “Safe Boating Course” for this year’s boating season. This course will be held on June 4, 2016 at the MarineMax Panama City Beach facility from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

The course is designed to familiarize a novice or intermediate boater with boat handling and boating safety. It can also serve as a refresher course for those more experienced boaters. The cost is $35.00 per participant, $20.00 for each additional family member. This includes all classroom materials and lunch.

“This informative, hands-on course is a seminar version of the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary’s popular online course,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City Beach. “We try to have fun while interacting with personal instructors by sharing important safety practices, operational skills and maintenance advice that will keep you and your family protected while having fun on the water.”

Topics that will be covered include general boating basics and knowledge, boating restrictions and regulations, required and recommended safety equipment, how to safely operate and navigate your boat, and how to handle issues that may arise. The seminar will also cover trailering, storing and protecting your boat, and how to properly operate when hunting, fishing, waterskiing or operating on a river.

The course is intended to impart the knowledge and confidence you need to safely enjoy your vessel on the water with friends and family. To attend this event, RSVP no later than June 3, 2016 by email to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com, or RSVP for the class on the MarineMax Panama City Beach store website under the “EVENTS” tab.

MarineMax Panama City Beach to Host Free Seminar on Successfully Fishing the Flats

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (March 31, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting a “Fishing the Flats” seminar. The seminar explains the proper techniques and methods to successfully fish the backwaters and nearby sounds around Panama City Beach. The event will be held at MarineMax Panama City Beach on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in a fun, classroom environment.

In this instructive seminar, professional fishermen and owner of Half-Hitch Tackle Stores, Tom Putnam, will share his extensive expertise in shallow water sight fishing for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, jacks, as well as other species. Tom will detail how to target many of the species that forage in the grassy flats off the bayous and creeks surrounding West, North and East Bay. He will share when, where and proper approaches using various rods, reels, tackle and bait. Tom will also coach on bait presentation, casting, hook setting and landing techniques for these elusive fish.

Printed materials will be handed out for future reference and professional vocalist and seminar host Bob Fowler will provide entertainment during the halftime break.

“Fishing the flats requires special skills and knowledge that differ greatly from other styles of fishing. Tom will teach everything you need to know to be successful,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City. “Even if you are a seasoned inshore fishermen you may glean new skills and learn some successful tips when you attend.”

The event is free to the public and attendees will receive special discount coupon cards good at any Half-Hitch Tackle Store. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, April 8, 2016 to Julie Eliasen at 850-708-1317 or email to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com.

MarineMax Panama City Beach and U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Partner in Boating Safety Course

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (March 24, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that the Panama City Beach store will be teaming up with local U.S.C.G. Auxiliary officers to host their April “Safe Boating Course” for this year’s boating season. This course will be held on April 2, 2016, at the MarineMax Panama City Beach facility from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

The course is designed to familiarize a novice or intermediate boater with boat handling and boating safety. It can also serve as a refresher course for those more experienced boaters. The cost is $35.00 per participant, $20.00 for each additional family member, and is payable by cash or personal check to the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary. The fee includes all classroom materials and lunch.

“This informative, hands-on course is a seminar version of the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary’s popular online course,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City Beach. “We try to have fun while interacting with personal instructors by sharing important safety practices, operational skills and maintenance advice that will keep you and your family protected while on the water.”

Topics that will be covered include general boating basics and knowledge, boating restrictions and regulations, required and recommended safety equipment, how to safely operate and navigate your boat, and how to handle issues that may arise. The seminar will also cover trailering, storing and protecting your boat, and how to properly operate when hunting, fishing, waterskiing or operating on a river.

The course is intended to impart the knowledge and confidence you need to safely enjoy your vessel on the water with friends and family. To attend this event, RSVP no later than April 1, 2016, by calling Julie Eliasen at 850-708-1317, emal julie.eliasen@marinemax.com, or RSVP for the class at http://www.marinemax.com/panamacity (scroll down and click on the “EVENTS” tab)

MarineMax to Host Free Seminar on Successfully Targeting Cobia

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (March 2, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting “Learn When, Where and How to Catch Cobia.” The seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 9 AM to 11 AM in a classroom environment at MarineMax Panama City Beach.

On display at the event will be bay, near-shore and offshore fishing boat models including the latest the Sea Pro lineup. 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.

The waters around Panama City Beach, and the Florida Panhandle in general, are famous for its cobia bite that runs from mid-March through early May. In this timely and instructive seminar, professional fisherman and owner of Half-Hitch Tackle Stores, Tom Putnam, will share his extensive expertise on catching this elusive fish species. Tom will detail the when, where and how to catch big cobia with proper approaches using various rods, reels, tackle and bait. He will also coach on bait presentation and landing techniques for these hard fighting fish.

Printed materials will be handed out for future reference and professional vocalist and seminar host Bob Fowler will provide entertainment during the halftime break.

“Whether you are a novice or want to improve you skills at fishing for cobia, this seminar will be informative and entertaining,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, at MarineMax Panama City. “Even if you are a seasoned offshore fisherman, you may glean new skills and learn some successful tips when you attend.”

The event is free to the public and attendees will receive special discount coupon cards good at any Half-Hitch Tackle Store. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, March, 11, 2016, to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com, or RSVP for the class at http://www.marinemax.com/panamacity (scroll down and click on the “EVENTS” tab).

MarineMax Panama City Beach and U.S.C.G. Auxiliary – Partner in Boating Safety Course

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (February 23, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that the Panama City Beach store will be teaming up with local U.S.C.G. Auxiliary officers to host their March “Safe Boating Course” for this year’s boating season. This course will be held on March 5, 2016, at the MarineMax Panama City Beach facility from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

The course is designed to familiarize a novice or intermediate boater with boat handling and boating safety. It can also serve as a refresher course for those more experienced boaters. The cost is $35.00 per participant, $20.00 for each additional family member, and is payable by cash or personal check to the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary. The fee includes all classroom materials and lunch.

“This informative, hands-on course is a seminar version of the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary’s popular online course,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City Beach. “We try to have fun while interacting with personal instructors by sharing important safety practices, operational skills and maintenance advice that will keep you and your family protected while on the water.”

Topics that will be covered include general boating basics and knowledge, boating restrictions and regulations, required and recommended safety equipment, how to safely operate and navigate your boat, and how to handle issues that may arise. The seminar will also cover trailering, storing and protecting your boat, and how to properly operate when hunting, fishing, waterskiing or operating on a river.

The course is intended to impart the knowledge and confidence you need to safely enjoy your vessel on the water with friends and family. To attend this event, RSVP no later than March 4, 2016 by calling office administrator Julie Eliason at 850-708-1317 or emailing her at julie.eliason@marinemax.com, or RSVP for the class at http://www.marinemax.com/panamacity.