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Groupe Beneteau, SkipperBud’s celebrate Michigan groundbreaking

Groupe Beneteau and Skipper Bud’s recently broke ground for a new 46,000 square-foot facility on Cass Lake in Waterford Township, Mich. The new facility is located in Oakland County, which typically has the highest registrations for boats in the state of Michigan. Onsite marine services will include dry stacks, a gas dock, service, and sales. Mike Pretasky Jr. is the ...

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SkipperBud’s dealerships will offer new Barletta pontoons

Midwest marine dealer SkipperBud’s will start carrying the recently launched Barletta Pontoon Boat line. “When we were approached by Barletta to discuss the possibility of carrying their line, we were immediately intrigued,” said SkipperBud’s President Mike Pretasky, Jr. “Everything about the company was a concept - they hadn’t even produced one pontoon boat - but there was a buzz in ...

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SkipperBud’s acquires marina in Michigan

SkipperBud’s has acquired Island Cove Marina on Cass Lake at 3981 Cass Elizabeth Road, Waterford, Mich. The marine facility’s new name will be SkipperBud’s – Cass Lake Marina. The marina is currently full service with 125 floating docks, a fuel dock, brokerage sales, service and repair facilities and a large dry-stack storage building. SkipperBud’s will immediately add new boat sales ...

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2017 Boating Industry Bold Moves

On the previous pages, we profiled our four 2017 Movers & Shakers, but several other industry leaders are also working to grow the boating industry. The six leaders on the following pages are making bold moves to advance boating by growing its customer base, improving technology, bringing industry stakeholders together and raising the bar of professionalism for the entire industry.  ...

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Alumacraft adds SkipperBud’s to dealer network

SkipperBud’s announced that it has been added to Alumacraft’s dealer network. “We are so pleased to be able to sign SkipperBud’s and welcome them to our dealer family,” says Bruce Baron, Alumacraft vice president of sales and marketing. “Their multiple locations throughout the Midwest will bring us a strong presence on the Great Lakes, filling a market that will be ...

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Mercury Marine partners with Skipper Buds to promote fishing to kids

Mercury Marine and Skipper Buds are teaming together to promote the fishing lifestyle through a partnership intended to highlight the benefits of the water through a program called Tomorrow's Anglers. See what the kids are saying about their love for the water in this new video. "There's nothing like seeing the smile on the face of a kid after they catch ...

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Scout Boats adds SkipperBud’s as exclusive Midwest dealer

Scout Boats, Inc. and SkipperBud’s have signed a deal making it the exclusive boat dealer for the Midwest region, including Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. “Since SkipperBud’s joined our Scout dealer network in 2015, they’ve continually shown their commitment to our brand,” said Alan Lang, director of sales & marketing for Scout Boats. “As more of their locations have ...

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SkipperBud’s expands Lake Country service center

SkipperBud’s announced the purchase an additional 10,000 square foot service center located at 851 Silvernail Road, just a block south of the Pewaukee dealership. The new service center features six service bays, parts department, customer waiting lounge and ample parking for customer walk‐ins or boat drop‐offs. The new service center will allow SkipperBud’s to meet the growing demand from Lake ...

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SkipperBud’s adds on-water location in Lake County, Illinois

SkipperBud’s is adding a new on-water location in Lake County, Ill., in the resort town of Antioch. SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is on Lake Marie, a glacial lake part of the 14-lake Fox Chain O’ Lakes, just south of the Illinois/Wisconsin state line on IL Route 173. SkipperBud’s is rooted in the Midwest and was originally founded in Wisconsin. The marina ...

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SkipperBud’s opens on Lake Geneva

WALWORTH, Wisc. – SkipperBud’s opens a new full service marine center in Southeastern Wisconsin, SkipperBud’s – Lake Geneva. Announcing SkipperBud’s – Lake Geneva. SkipperBud’s has opened a new full service Boating Super Center in Southeastern Wisconsin at W6799 Brick Church Road, Walworth, WI. The new dealership will service the Geneva Lakes market including Lake Delavan, Lake Como, Lauderdale Lakes and ...

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