MarineMax Launches Supreme Towboats in Houston, Lake Conroe and Buford

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CLEARWATER, Fla., (December 7, 2015) – MarineMax announced today that they will be offering Supreme Towboats at three locations, MarineMax Houston, MarineMax Lake Conroe, and MarineMax Buford. Supreme manufactures world class wake and surf towboats that are designed with the performance expected by professional riders. However, they are value priced for the serious weekend warrior.

Supreme Towboats are powered by GM Marine Crusader Engines from PCM that are seamlessly integrated to the 1.72 X 1 gear reduction and specific propping for instantaneous take-offs. Combine the power and performance with Supreme’s QuickFill Ballast and Plug and Play Ballast to achieve precise control of the wake size. Add Supreme’s Quick Surf System and Supreme owners have the ultimate control over the shape of the wake.

Supreme’s exceptional value couples with the MarineMax Advantages including a complete owner’s orientation, a full tank of fuel, U.S. Coast Guard safety gear, and dock lines – everything needed to start boating. MarineMax’s exceptional service, educational boating seminars and the opportunity to participate in the exclusive MarineMax Getaways!® create the best-in-class, total ownership experience.

MarineMax is proud to be a dealer of Supreme Towboats, made for serious wake-surfing, and wakeboarding or simply relaxing on the water. To learn more contact Chill Pillsbury at 281-326-4224 ext. 13417 or visit http://www.marinemax.com/supreme.

Scarab Jet Boats’ All-New 215 Impulse Wake Edition

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Here at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Scarab Jet Boats introduced its all-new 215 Impulse Wake Edition. With all the tow sports features already on the 215 H.O., plus twin 250-hp Rotax engines and water-ballast system, this boat may be the ideal jet boat for today’s water sports-oriented families. The Wake Edition harnesses all the power and features premium touches from stem to stern. Special graphics announce it is special and the wake sport tower gives it a functionally aggressive look and feel.

Want to be one of the first to see the new Wake Edition? She is hanging out in booth 1037 where you will see a great line-up of Scarab Jet Boat’s. It’s worth the trip.

MarineMax Buford to Host Nautique Hyperlite Experience Tour

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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 Melanie.cody@marinemax.com.

MarineMax Hosts the Pros for Nautique Proving Grounds Tour Event

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CLEARWATER, Fla., (May 12, 2015) –MarineMax Clearwater announced today that Nautique pro riders Ty Udell, along with Brooke Grassman and Jodi Grassman, will be giving pointers and teaching lessons at the MarineMax Clearwater’s Nautique Proving Grounds Tour Event on Saturday, May 30, 2015. MarineMax will be running a 2015 Super Air Nautique G23 and a 2015 Super Air Nautique 230.

“We are really excited about the Nautique Proving Grounds Tour is coming to Clearwater,” exclaimed Aaron Abel, MarineMax Clearwater Sales Consultant and Nautique Specialist. “We’ll be on the water all day and we encourage guests to bring their own equipment or they can demo ours. Ty, Brooke and Jodi will be on hand to help riders improve on their performance.”

MarineMax Clearwater will have special demo day pricing on in stock and ordered boats at the event. Please contact Aaron Abel at: aaron.abel@marinemax.com to reserve a time slot to ride. Space is limited, to avoid disappointment MarineMax Clearwater encourages those that would like to ride to reserve early.

Pro Surfers Come to Lake Lanier May 1 – 3 for Southern Surfest

BUFORD, Ga., (April 7, 2015) – The second annual Southern Surfest returns to Laurel Park on Lake Lanier May 1 – 3.

“Experience three awesome days of floaters, airs, cut backs, stalls, spins and grins,” extolled Steve Rhodes, MarineMax Buford’s General Manager. “Hang with other wake surf fans and wake pros, who will be there to give you pointers and show how it’s done.”

Come to watch or to participate.  Participants will ride the wake of 9 top-wake boat brands and 13 board brands.  Riders will surf 10 fifteen-minute sessions over 2-days. All skill levels are invited to participate with a minimum ability to perform clean starts. Riders must be 10-years old or older to participate. There is an entry fee of $300.00 per participant.

Friday, May 1 is a pro clinic day.  Riders can participate in the clinic without taking part in the main event.  MarineMax Buford will be sponsoring free surf clinics for their customers with Nautique pro riders Drew Danielo and Jodi Grassman. For more information call MarineMax Buford at 770-614-6968.

If you love wake surfing, the Southern Surfest is a do-not-miss event. To learn more, visit http://www.southernsurfest.com.

Defying Gravity

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Growing up in central Florida with a lake practically in her backyard, it is little wonder that Jodi Grassman gravitated to the water.

But defying gravity as a professional wakesurfer at the age of 17 says more about Jodi’s drive and determination than her geographic proximity to water.

“My sister was really big into wake boarding. And I loved ocean surfing, but we live two hours from the ocean. Once I saw videos on wake surfing I was really excited and wanted to try it,” Jodi says.

A mere two weeks later she was at an amateur competition in Ocala, where she put into practice the shoves and moves she saw on the professional videos. She has not looked back.

“It is not even about the competition. It is about having fun and doing the best I can do,” she says. In her first year of competing in the amateur division, she won first place at the 2013 World Wakesurf Championship.

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Her first competition was in Parker, Arizona, where she started off in the division just below the professional ranks. She won first place there and turned professional in only her second competition in the state of Virginia. Then she won a first place in the pro division in a competition in Minnesota.

By last September she was in Nevada, competing against the top eight wake surfers in the world at the World Wake Championship at Lake Las Vegas. Thus far she was taken in almost $10,000 in prize money. The season starts up again in March.

The Lake Placid, Florida, teenager travels to promote her boat of choice, Nautique, as well as the boards she uses. She keeps up with her studies online at Florida Virtual School, so when she is traveling for her career her laptop and schoolwork is always nearby. A typical day sounds challenging yet invigorating. “I wake up and go to the gym. I do schoolwork most of the day for my online school, and then surf in the evenings. On the weekends, I am in the boat with friends and family most of the day,” Jodi says.

Her boating companions usually consist of her family. “I also have a few friends I ride with and also with my coach and teammate, Drew Danielo.”

Jodi is on her way. In September at a demonstration for MarineMax at the Tampa Boat Show she landed the first ever trick to be done by anyone! A backside big spin transfer! Like much of her exuberant experiences on the water, you’d have to see it to believe it.

“This sport is so much fun! There is no age limit. Whether you ride to compete or to just hang out with friends on the weekend, you will always have a smile on your face and have a blast.”

Holiday Gift Ideas for Water-Loving Folks!

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What do you do when boating season is over? You begin preparing the family for the 2014 boating season with great gear under the Christmas tree!

We’ve compiled a list of the Best 2014 Holiday Gifts for Boaters:

Great Gifts for Anyone Who Loves the Water

  • Aryca Dry Cases will keep phones safe while a clear silicone cover allows for full phone functionality at all times. Waterproof up to 19 feet.
  • A DryCASE will keep your phone, iPod or digital camera iPad dry, even if submerged. The larger version works with tablets like iPad and Kindle.
  • Comfortable boating shoes or polarized sunglasses with UV protection also make great gifts for anyone who spends time out on the water.

Top Gifts for Boat Owners

  • An Anchor Saver will help retrieve a stuck anchor, saving a boat owner hassle and money.
  • Does your favorite angler have a shallow-water anchor? The Signature and Pro series Power-Poles are the first and only name in shallow water anchoring.
  • Any fisherman would love a new fishfinder. Try the Structure Scan HDS-7 Fishfinder/GPS. It is perfect for any boat up to 25 feet, whether it be bass, flat or center console. Upgrade to the 8-inch or 10-inch model for larger boats. Add the Lowrance LSS-1 Structure Scan Black Box for enhanced scanning and side viewing.
  • A 12-piece Nesting Cookware Set is a great addition to any galley.
  • And novelty fenders sporting the logos of NCAA teams will find favor with college sports fans.

Best Gifts for Kids

  • Younger kids will love U.S. Coast Guard-approved puddle jumpers, which are more comfortable than standard issue life jackets.
  • The EZ Ski Trainer makes it easy to teach any youngster the joys of water sports.
  • Older kids will love a new towable tube or wake skis.
  • For an outdoorsy teen or college student, a kayak or stand up paddle board are great options.

Gift Ideas for Pets

There are even gifts for your water-loving dog! From life vests and ladders to chew toys, the right boating gear will ensure Fido has more fun on the water!

Best Boating Gifts for Under $20

  • Bowtender and Beverage Budee Drink Holders – Enjoy the waves without the spills. (The Boating Gear Center is running a buy one, get one free special now.)
  • A Dual Use Drink and Fishing Rod Holder – For the fisherman who doesn’t have enough hands to reel and chug at the same time.
  • An insulated cooler bag – This waterproof bag is made to carry your lunch, but it is also a great water-resistant “mom” bag, for carrying books or small electronics that need to stay dry on the boat.

Find all of these great gifts and more in MarineMax Boating Gear Catalog or call (888) 272-9690 today to ensure holiday delivery!