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 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 Dallas to Host Debut of the All-New Sea Ray L590 at Annual Wine and Waves Event

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FORT MYERS, Fla., (February 23, 2016) – MarineMax Dallas announced today that they will present the first Sea Ray L590 ever in the state of Texas at their annual Wine and Waves Kickoff Party. The event will be on the MarineMax Lake Lewisville docks on March 18th.

“The Wine and Wave Kickoff Party wad created to start the boating season right by entertaining, wining and dining our great customers and their families,” explained Tyler Choyke, MarineMax Dallas General Manager. “Having the latest model L-Class yacht from Sea Ray, the L590, is the icing on the cake.”

With a length overall of fifty-eight feet, ten inches and a beam of sixteen feet, the Sea Ray L590 has room for a crowd, yet with triple Cummings® QSC 8.3 – 600 in-line 6 diesels and Zeus® drives and joystick control it is easy to operate short handed.

“Sea Ray used the finest materials and inspired design throughout the L590,” continued Choyke. “It is a stunning example of Sea Ray’s commitment to extraordinary comfort and performance.”

The Sea Ray L590 will be available for inspection along with entertainment, food and wine at the MarineMax Dallas Wine and Waves Kickoff party on March 18, 2016, 7 p.m. through 10 p.m.

For or more information, please contact Faith Miller at 469-293-9095 or email faith.miller@marinemax.com.

See the Latest 2016 Models Including the All-New 400 Sundancer at the Overland Park Boat Show

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LAKE OZARK, Wis., (December 16, 2015) – MarineMax Lake Ozark and MarineMax Osage Beach announced today that they will be showing, the all-new for 2016, Sea Ray 400 Sundancer along with the latest SPX and SLX models at the Overland Park Boat Show January 7-10, 2016. This will be the first opportunity to see the 400 Sundancer and many of the other Sea Ray models being shown.

“We are excited to be able to have such an incredible lineup for this show,” exclaimed Dave Bigge, MarineMax Regional President. “Along with some awesome Sea Rays, we will also have the new Nautique G23 that is gaining a lot of attention from the pros to the weekend warriors.”

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association produces the Overland Park Boat Show which has become a mid-winter tradition. Held at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas. Show hours are Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 – 12. Children 5 and under are free.

“This is a very popular boat show. If you would like to avoid the crowds and receive the personal attention you deserve, schedule an appointment with your MarineMax sales consultant,” continued Bigge. “We look forward to seeing you at the show.”

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Teresa Riley at 573-365-5382 or email terresa.riley@marinemax.com

MarineMax Announces a New Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht Owner

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CLEARWATER, Fla., (December 10, 2015) – MarineMax announced today that they have a new Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht owner. This model was first introduced to the public at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where The Ocean Alexander 100 received a lot of attention and acclaim by yacht enthusiasts and critics from around the world.

“After almost one year of extensive research comparing competitive models, my clients chose the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht for their family,” said James Corts, MarineMax Sales Consultant. “The fully enclosed Skylounge was the deciding factor, they really liked that they could operate the vessel in comfort no matter what the weather brings. This configuration also frees up space on the main deck for a forward lounge and desk area.”

The Ocean Alexander 100 is designed by Evan K. Marshall as part of the highly successful Ocean Alexander full-beam master stateroom arrangement with his-and-her heads. The forward VIP stateroom and two guest staterooms each have en-suite heads and plenty of storage. The living space on the main deck affords a dining table that seats eight and massive seating areas for socializing. The galley is a stand-out in its class with the space and professional appliances for a chef to prepare true gourmet meals.

Ocean Alexander uses inventive aluminum-beam engineering and unidirectional carbon fiber to add exceptional strength without adding weight. This allowed them to design the 100 with the most massive window views and a living space usually found only in megayachts.

“My clients intend to make extensive use of their new Ocean Alexander 100,” added Corts. “With the highly efficient hull and 4,000 gallon fuel capacity, they will be able to reach distant ports in luxurious comfort and style.”

FLIBS Attendees Get Their First Look at the All-New Sea Ray 400 Sundancer and 400 Fly

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Two standouts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show are the all-new Sea Ray 400 Sundancer and her sister boat, the 400 Fly. Both are stunningly beautiful with their gleaming gelcoats and flashing stainless-steel. From the keel up these two boats share a common platform. The obvious difference is the spacious flybridge added to the Sea Ray 400 Fly.

The attention to detail that Sea Ray puts into the 400 Sundancer and 400 Fly is completely evident. The finest materials, from elegant teak floors to the smooth solid-surface countertops, make the interior of the 400’s elegantly rich.

As you board the boat via the swim platform you’ll notice a L-shaped bench seating aft and starboard. On the port side forward in the cockpit is a corner bench seat. With the sliding glass enclosure open, there is natural flow into the salon that makes the 400’s great for social gatherings and entertaining. The host can be a part of the action with the optional, cleverly positioned transom gourmet, summer kitchen with a built in grill and sink.

The 360-degree vistas from the salon are provided by large side windows, the sliding glass enclosure and a generous windshield. The 400 Sundancer comes with a power-actuated sun roof that lets the breeze and light inside the salon for a natural open feel that brings you closer to nature. In turn the 400 Fly features an upper helm station and lots of additional room to socialize on a beautiful sunny summer day.
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Both boats feature well-equipped galleys that are situated forward of the salon on the port side, opposite the cleanly designed, salon control station. The openness of the salon allows for easy conversations with those at the helm or in the galley.

At the end of the day 2 full-width private staterooms beckon you and your guests below for a more intimate night. The master comes standard with a large closet system and a single shared head. A master en-suite head with shower and outside hanging locker option replaces the closet system. The aft stateroom can sleep three with settee and sliding bunks that convert to a double berth when preferred.

The Sea Ray 400 Sundancer and 400 Fly benefit from Sea Ray’s commitment to innovation across all models. New Wave Technology such as Quiet Ride™, Dynamic Running Surface™, Digital Dash™, as well as design breakthroughs including SkyFlow Design™.

A truly clever option is the hydraulic swim platform that lowers into the water. As it lowers, steps reveal themselves and unfold to provide easy access to the water.

Whether you prefer a the sportier Sea Ray 400 Sundancer or the added social space and upper helm of the Sea Ray 400 Fly, both are standouts in their class.