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 Dallas Yacht Center will Splash First Azimut in Dallas

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DALLAS, Texas, (June 2, 2016) – MarineMax Dallas Yacht Center announced today that in June the first Azimut Yacht will arrive in Dallas and be available for public viewing by making an appointment for a private showing. The new 2016 Azimut 50 Fly combines contemporary Italian styling with plenty of outdoor social spaces via the spacious cockpit, flybridge and forward sun pad.

“The designers were challenged to design a 50-foot yacht that would mimic the incredibly popular Azimut 80,” explained Tyler Choyke, MarineMax Dallas Store Manager. “By doing just that, they created a stylistic cohesiveness throughout the Azimut flybridge collection.”

The main deck interior includes a salon, dining area and a raised helm. Below the main deck is the galley and three cabins. The master stateroom is full beam, amidships with a centerline berth and ensuite head. The VIP stateroom, forward, also features a centerline berth and shares a head with the starboard side guest stateroom.

Equipped with twin 670 hp Volvo Penta D11 diesels, the 50 Fly will be capable of speeds exceeding 30 knots, easily cruising at 27 knots.

“Everyone at the MarineMax Dallas Yacht Center are excitedly anticipating her arrival. Many of our owners have already made their reservations to get onboard. I suggest that anyone else who wants to see this magnificent vessel, please make reservations early. Most likely, this yacht will soon be gracing the waters with its new owners,” concluded Choyke.

For more information or make an appointment to tour the Azimut 50 Fly contact Faith Miller by emailing faith.miller@marinemax.com or calling 972-436-9979.

MarineMax San Diego Sports New Location

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., (April 7, 2016) – MarineMax San Diego has moved to a new location on Shelter Island. Now located at 2540 Shelter Island Drive it remains the exclusive Azimut Yachts and Aquila Power Catamaran dealer in the area. And, recently, MarineMax San Diego added the Galeon Yachts lineup introducing the most popular yacht brand in Germany and the winner of European Powerboat of the Year award at the 2016 Dusseldorf International Boat Show, to the San Diego area.

“We are pleased and excited to be in our new facility, ready to better serve our customers and friends, old and new,” explained Peter Zaleski, MarineMax San Diego Store Manager. “Whether you are looking for the luxury and stunning Italian style of an Azimut, the interior space and amenities that only Aquila Power Cats can deliver or the combination of innovation and old world craftsmanship that comes with Galeon Yachts, MarineMax San Diego has what your heart desires.”

As a part of the world’s largest and most trusted marine dealership, MarineMax San Diego is also offers a full-service brokerage department. And, all MarineMax customers have access to special financing and insurance opportunities, exclusive yachting events and MarineMax Getaways!® along with the very best VIP treatment.

“We invite you to our new location on the beautiful Shelter Island to view our selection of premium yachts,” continued Zaleski. “Our unparalleled array of yacht brands will allow you to indulge in the finest aspects of your yachting lifestyle.”

For more information contact Peter Zaleski at 619-294-2628 or email peter.zaleski@marinemax.com.

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 Venice Launches All-New Sea Pro Boats

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Venice, Fla., (March 28, 2016) – MarineMax Venice will be displaying the latest models from Sea Pro at their Venice store. 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 Aaron Kramer, MarineMax Venice General Manager. “We now have the Sea Pro 208 Bay and 228 Bay models along with the deep-V, center console 239. And, we have several more models on their way. These are premium boats that 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 Kramer. “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 Venice offers new Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Galeon Yachts, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Harris Pontoon and Scarab Jet Boat models.

For more information or to make an appointment, call MarineMax Venice 941-485-3388.

MarineMax Expands into Luxury Yacht Management, Crew Placement & Luxury Charter

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CLEARWATER, Fla., (March 18, 2016) – At a special press event held at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, MarineMax announced today that they are expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts. Bob Saxon Associates, has joined MarineMax as part of the new endeavor that will be headquartered at the MarineMax Yacht Center in Pompano Beach, Florida.

“We are excited to announce this strategic initiative,” offered Bill McGill, MarineMax President and CEO. “Bob Saxon Associates is a natural fit for MarineMax, expanding the breadth of our offerings into the rarefied sector of yacht management. With the business acumen of MarineMax propelling it, and Bob Saxon at the helm, MarineMax’s new Mega Yacht affiliate will be seen as an instant worldwide industry leader in this sector.”

With over 35 years of experience, Bob is well known and highly respected as an early innovator and is considered by many to be the patriarch of the yacht management industry. Bob began his career as Vice President of Whittemore & Williams, the forerunner and pioneer of yacht management services. In 1984, working with Ed Sacks, Bob established and served as President of the Sacks Group, quickly growing it to the predominant authority in the mega yacht segment.

Following his five-year stint with the Sacks Group, Bob owned and operated Bob Saxon Associates for 15 years which developed into a worldwide leader in professional yacht management services. Bob sold his business to, and became President of, Camper & Nicholson USA, making it the world’s largest full service yacht brokerage, charter, management and new build specialists. Most recently Bob was President of IYC with a half billion dollars in listings and offices in strategic ports of call throughout the world.

Throughout his career he has worked with some 3,000 yacht owners on a broad number of yachts and a diverse array of projects. He is well known among yacht owners, crew and industry peers as having the highest standards of integrity, fastidious attention to detail and relentless tenacity.

Bob is also the Founding President of the International Superyacht Society and was recently the recipient of that organization’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.” He is a licensed broker-manager and a member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association and a leading industry spokesman and advocate. As an industry expert, Bob has been quoted by a wide range of leading media including the New York Times, Yachting, Showboats, The Economist, CNBC, and a number of other trade publications and media outlets.

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).