Dealers

First student completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program

Sunshine Boats and Motors, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced that Dustin Bearden is the first apprentice to successfully complete the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program (YMAP) offered through Yamaha Marine University (YMU). YMAP includes 4,000 hours of comprehensive, hands-on Yamaha outboard technician training supported by an online platform. The program pairs seasoned mentors in dealership service departments with novice technicians ...

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Four new brands added to Emerald Coast Marine roster

Emerald Coast Marine Group

On the heels of its recently launched 10,000-square foot showroom at its Niceville, FL headquarters location comes news that Emerald Coast Marine Group is adding new brands to their boat sales line-up. Emerald Coast Marine Group has been appointed as the authorized dealership for Solace Boats by Stephen Dougherty, representing the entire northern gulf coast.   In addition, the dealership’s ...

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OneWater Marine Inc. reports 49% revenue increase for Q3

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2020. Revenue for the fiscal third quarter 2020 was $408.3 million, an increase of 48.6% compared to $274.8 million in fiscal third quarter 2019, which the company said was primarily driven by an increase in unit sales of new and pre-owned boats and to a lesser degree, ...

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Jeanneau America adds new representation

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Atlas Yacht Sales LLC is now the exclusive distributor of Jeanneau sailboats and yachts for the entire East Coast of Florida. Jeanneau believes the expansion will be a major benefit to its clients as Jim Veiga’s complete offering will appeal to a wide audience.   “With existing and successful offices in St. Augustine, FL and Puerto Rico, as well as, ...

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MarineMax reports third quarter results

MarineMax, Inc. announced results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2020. Revenue grew approximately 30% to $498.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, from $383.5 million for the comparable quarter last year. The increase was driven by same-store sales growth of 37% which was on top of a 3% increase in the comparable period last year. Net ...

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Emerald Coast Marine Group dedicates new showroom facility

Emerald Coast Marine Group new showroom

Emerald Coast Marine Group recently hosted a celebratory dedication of its new 10,560 square-foot showroom facility featuring new boat display and office space at the dealership’s Niceville, FL headquarters and marina complex.  The new showroom accommodates up to 15 new boats in-house, along with 14 dedicated offices and a new conference room. One of the highlights of the new design ...

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IBEX 2020 announces transition to virtual event

IBEX 2020

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, announced today it will transition to a virtual only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a virtual only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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MarineMax enters yacht insurance business with acquisition

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) announced that it acquired Private Insurance Services, a specialty yacht insurance agency. Private Insurance Services, an affiliate and part of the recent acquisition of Northrop & Johnson, provides yacht insurance programs for top yacht management groups, maritime attorneys and brokerage houses worldwide. With the acquisition, MarineMax enters the yacht insurance segment of the industry, expanding its ...

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Newport International Boat Show cancels 2020 event

Newport Exhibition Group announced that its annual boat show scheduled to take place September 17-20, 2020 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, R.I., has been cancelled. Due to spikes in new cases of COVID-19 across the United States, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, stated that, although Phase III of re-opening would have included no cap on the number ...

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Highfield Boats reports record sales, names new dealers

Highfield Boats, manufacturer of aluminum RIBS and tenders, recently announced the appointment of four new dealer representatives serving boaters in South Carolina, Georgia,Kentucky, and Alaska. The builder said this major expansion of its dealer network has been prompted by growing demand for Highfield’s RIBs ranging from 6.5- to 28-feet, resulting in record U.S. sales for the first half of 2020. “Highfield USA’s sales for the first and second quarter of 2020 saw a 9 percent increase over the same period in 2019,” said Tom Watson, general manager. “Last year, Highfield made a significant investment ...

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