Tag Archives: Dealerships

MarineMax acquires Nisswa Marine

 MarineMax announced the acquisition of Nisswa Marine, a full-service dealer located in Nisswa, Minnesota.  Founded in the 1930’s, Nisswa Marine is one of the oldest dealers in the country. Lead by Brent, Jeremy and Steve Wiczek, Nisswa Marine offers premium brands, including Mastercraft, Supra, Moomba, Chris Craft and Premier Pontoons. Providing storage for almost 1,000 boats annually, the business has built an ...

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Continuum Ventures, Colony Marine partner as investors in Walstrom Marine

Walstrom Marine announced that Continuum Ventures and Colony Marine are investing in the 75-year family run business as part of company’s long-term succession plan. Continuum Ventures, an investment management company for the Doug and Maria DeVos family, will assume a majority ownership stake in Walstrom Marine. Both Colony Marine, owned and operated by the Pete Beauregard family and the James ...

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Passion is contagious

By Adam Quandt As someone who barely grew up boating or anywhere near the boating industry it’s very easy to say that I was someone who came into this industry with very fresh and very wide eyes. However I learned one thing very quickly when I began my tenure with Boating Industry, this industry is full of passion. Whether someone ...

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Boating Industry extends 2021 Top 100 application deadline

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Boating Industry has announced a new extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2021 Top 100 Dealers program. After speaking with a number of dealerships about the continued unprecedented demand for boating and no slow down in business surrounding the industry, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications for this ...

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Nautical Ventures unveils plans for new flagship location

Nautical Ventures Group has announced it has purchased property at 1400 S. Federal Highway (U.S. 1) in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. According to Roger Moore, CEO of Nautical Ventures Group, “This site was previously a BMW dealership, so the existing infrastructure and site plan allowed for a natural transition to bring over our unique boat dealership model.”  Nautical ...

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Top 100 application deadline approaching

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This is the last week to apply for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best boat dealers in North America. Applications are due Sep. 21, 2020. Find more information about the program on the Top 100 page. Remember, this year there are two applications: the full in-depth application and the new streamlined application designed to save you time while applying. For ...

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Jeff Husby named president, CEO of WaterSports Central

WaterSports Central LLC (WC), a boat dealership with six retail locations across Georgia and South Carolina announced and welcomed veteran marine retailer Jeff Husby as its partner, president and CEO. Preston Davis who has served as the organization’s senior executive since 2017, moves into an advisory and board member role.  Husby brings a wealth of industry leadership experience including nearly ...

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Coronavirus crisis: Dealerships

By Adam Quandt A different world nearly every day, sometimes every hour. The evolving novel coronavirus — more specifically known as COVID-19 — global pandemic has the professional, social and almost every other aspect of everyone’s lives changing rapidly. Business leaders have been particularly challenged to implement and try new models at a rapid pace, while others have been faced ...

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Nautical Ventures acquires 2 Florida west coast dealerships

Nautical Ventures Group, headquartered in Dania Beach, Fla., has reached an agreement to purchase two Outpost Marine Group locations in Tampa Bay and Sarasota Florida. Plans are underway to rebrand both dealerships under the Nautical Ventures moniker and they will co-display as Nautical Ventures and Outpost during the upcoming NMMA Tampa Boat Show, October 25– 27. Founder and owner of ...

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Don’t write off the millennial (or any) shopper

As a preface to this blog post, I'm currently in the market for a PWC. I know, it's not necessarily a boat, but hey, I'm on a budget — and a limited tow rating with my current vehicle. I also happen to be a millennial, which shouldn’t have anything to do with anything. But apparently it does. At least at ...

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