James Corts (Photo: Marine Max)

Ocean Alexander Welcomes Two New Families

MarineMax Yacht and Brokerage Sales Executive James Corts recently sold two Ocean Alexander Yachts over 80 feet.Corts met the owners of a new Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht at the Palm Beach Boat show last March. They were looking to move up from a 75 Lazzara and found the size and volume of the Ocean Alexander 85 much larger than many other boats in her class. The added contemporary elegance and classic semi-displacement hull design made the Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht a perfect choice.

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Galeon 640 Flybridge Receives Accolades

The Galeon 640 Flybridge premiered at the 2018 Düsseldorf Boat Show, dubbed by its builder a game changer for yachts of this range. The 640 FLY offers a pass-through windshield to an expandable bow space, and folding balconies that extend the beam to 23 feet (7 m).“The Galeon 640 Flybridge has been awarded internationally since its debut,” exclaims Bob Burke, Galeon Brand Manager for MarineMax.-    World Yacht Trophies, Best Innovations 2018 at the Cannes Yachting Festival-    Most Innovative Yacht Builder in the 30-70-foot (9-21 meter) range…

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MarineMax Promotes Wissman to Service Manager

MarineMax promotes from within to name Jay Wissman as new Service Manager for Wrightsville Beach, NC. Wissman has worked in the boating industry since the age of 15. He began as a dockhand and continued to improve his skill set to include bottom painter, forklift operator, towboat Captain, and yard hand. Wissman joined MarineMax as the External Service Advisor in 2013 where he became a recognizable face to many of the Wrightsville Beach customers.

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ISS Announces Board of Directors

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced its 2019 -2022 Board of Directors and Past Presidents Council. For the current year and based on a member-based democratic voting system, ISS stakeholders have awarded eight Board positions for three years for the 2019-2022 term. Executive CommitteeElected by the Board, one year at a time, with a maximum term of three years AJ Anderson, Wright Maritime Group, PresidentGlen Allen, Fleet Miami, Vice PresidentErin Ackor, Moore & Company…

Azimut 66 Flybridge (Photo: MarineMax)

Azimut 66 Flybridge Sold

MarineMax Sales Consultant Christian Brabender recently sold a 2018 Azimut 66 Flybridge.The Azimut 66 Flybridge incorporates the brand’s finest ingredients, starting from the exterior profile. In keeping with tradition at Azimut, this model remains graceful and sporty but offers more volume and surface area. The obvious starting point is the flybridge, the largest in its category, with three different areas for entertaining. Next comes the four-cabin layout, offering outstanding liveability…

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MarineMax Promotes Riley

MarineMax has announced that Bryan Riley has been promoted to Regional Service and Parts Manager of Midwest and North Florida stores.Riley grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1989. He began his career in the Marine industry in 1993 when he started working at Port Arrowhead Marina as a Delivery Captain and later as Service Manager. Port Arrowhead Marina joined the MarineMax family in 2006 and afterward, Riley became the Operations Manager. Along with his wife and two children, he enjoys boating and all watersports.

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Kramer Promoted to MarineMax District President of North Florida

MarineMax has promoted Aaron Kramer to District President of North Florida. In this position, he will oversee all MarineMax stores in North Florida including MarineMax Gulf Shores, MarineMax Pensacola, and MarineMax Panama City Beach.Kramer joined MarineMax in 2012 at MarineMax Houston. He has gradually moved through increasing roles of responsibility eventually managing MarineMax Gulf Shores. Most recently, Kramer was the General Manager of MarineMax Venice where he and his team achieved the utmost success for the past three years.

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MarineMax Names Langbehn as VP Operations

MarineMax has announced that Kyle Langbehn will now be their national Vice President of Operations.Langbehn  has served several positions within MarineMax of increasing responsibility since originally joining the company in 2002. After receiving his undergraduate from the United States Naval Academy and his MBA from George Washington University, Kyle began his professional career with KPMG Consulting before pursuing his boating passion.MarineMax strives to provide an array of opportunities for their team members to truly become the best of the best.

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Brett McGill Named CEO of MarineMax

Recreational boat and yacht retailer MarineMax announced that the company’s Board of Directors has promoted W. Brett McGill to Chief Executive Officer and he will continue to serve as President.William H. McGill, Jr., the company’s prior Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, has been named Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.Brett McGill served as MarineMax’s President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in October 2017 after serving as Chief Operating Officer from October 2016 and as Executive Vice President Operations from October 2015.

MarineMax Acquires Boston Area Marina

MarineMax has expanded its presence in the Northeast by acquiring the Boston area Bay Pointe Marina located on the Town River in Quincy, Mass.“Bay Pointe Marina is a well-established, full service, 11-acre site with 247 wet slips, 50-ton Travelift, for boats to 65 feet, and capacity for 300 winter storage boats,” stated Alex Russo, MarineMax General Manager. A 300-seat restaurant, known as Bay Pointe Waterfront, is also located on-site.“MarineMax will be relocating from its current home in Dorchester by October 1, 2018,” said Larry Russo, Jr. MarineMax Northeast Regional President.

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MarineMax Sells Hatteras M75 Panacera Yacht

MarineMax sales consultant and yacht broker David Michie recently sold a Hatteras M75 Panacera.Aboard the Hatteras M75, quality and craftsmanship meet sophistication and style for a new standard of elegance. Alfresco entertaining is the order of the day on the expansive flybridge with multiple seating options and sunning spaces. Inside, the Hatteras M75 astounds with an open-concept deckhouse salon and galley arrangement, surrounded by panoramic windows for views spanning 360 degrees.

Hatteras M75 Panacera (Photo: MarineMax)

Hatteras M75 Panacera Sold by MarineMax

MarineMax Naples Yacht Broker and Yacht Team Sales Professional, James Corts, recently sold a Hatteras M75 Panacera. Hatteras quality and craftsmanship meet sophistication and style for a new standard of elegance aboard the M75 Panacera. Alfresco entertaining is the order of the day on the expansive flybridge with multiple seating options and sunning spaces. Inside, the Hatteras M75 astounds with an open-concept deckhouse salon and galley arrangement, surrounded by panoramic windows…

MarineMax Miami Names Gonzalez General Manager

MarineMax announced Christian Gonzalez has been named the new General Manager of the MarineMax Miami stores.Gonzalez will be directing both the MarineMax Miami store located at 700 Northeast 79th Street and the new location at the Miami Beach Marina.Gonzalez joined MarineMax in the Service Department in 2001 and was quickly promoted to Assistant Service Manager. In 2012 Gonzalez accepted the Sales Manager position at Intrepid Powerboats and within a short time was promoted to Vice President of Sales.

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Top Three Dealers of Galeon Yachts in the U.S.

MarineMax Fort Myers, MarineMax Port Clinton, and MarineMax Naples were recently named as the top three U.S. dealers of Galeon Yachts. Established in 1982, Galeon remains a privately-owned company specializing in constructing luxury yacht and motorboats. With clear vision and steady growth, they have reached employment of over 800 people working on 240,000 square feet of production and assembly halls, capable of taking on even the most ambitious projects. Every Galeon yacht is a piece of handcrafted excellence and thanks to the unparalleled attention to detail…

MarineMax Acquires Hall Marine Group

MarineMax, Inc.,  recreational boat and yacht retailer, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hall Marine Group. Hall Marine was founded in the mid 1970’s by Rod and Fran Hall. With fiscal 2016 revenue exceeding $50 million, Hall Marine is one of the largest privately-owned boat dealers in the Southeast. Hall Marine operates through six locations covering the following markets: Charlotte, North Carolina; Lake Wylie, Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia. The locations include two large marinas and four highway locations.

MarineMax Adds New Jersey Location

MarineMax announced it will open a new location at The Channel Club Marina in Monmouth Beach, N.J. “We are excited about the opportunity to better serve our customers in the Monmouth Beach and surrounding area,” explained Matthew Cini, MarineMax Manager. MarineMax at The Channel Club Marina will carry brands including Sea Ray, Azimut, Galeon, Meridian, Scout, Sailfish and Scarab. The store will be located on the Shrewsbury River midway between New York and Atlantic City. The Channel Club Marina provides resort-style accommodations for both families and fishing enthusiasts.

MarineMax Delivers First Magellano 76 in US

MarineMax has delivered the first Azimut Magellano 76 at the MarineMax Pompano Yacht Center. The Magellano 76 was conceived as a modern trawler that combines seaworthiness and long-range capabilities with luxurious living spaces. “My client and the new owner of the Magellano 76 already appreciated the Azimut penchant for quality and innovation, having owned a new Azimut 55S prior to purchasing the Magellano,” explained Mike Bader, Senior Sales Executive at MarineMax Pompano Yacht Center. “After purchasing the 55S, he quickly realized that as much as he loved his Azimut, he wanted more and shopped all the brands for a larger yacht.

Galeon Yacht (Photo: MarineMax)

MarineMax Launches Galeon on The Great Lakes

MarineMax Port Clinton has announced that they will be introducing Galeon Yachts to the Great Lakes market. Galeon is not well known in the United States. However, Galeon has been manufacturing yachts for more than 30-years and is recognized throughout Europe and around the world for their commitment to innovative designs and exceptional craftsmanship. The Galeon 510 Fly won Boat of the Year at the 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show and the Galeon line is the most popular yacht line in Germany.

Sea Ray SLX 350 (Photo: MarineMax)

MarineMax Venice to Host Punta Gorda Boat Show

MarineMax Venice has announced  that they will host the Punta Gorda Boat Show October 21 – 23, 2016 in City Marketplace across from the Laishley Park Municipal Marina boat ramp. The show will feature the latest models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Sea Pro. Including the Sea Ray SLX 350 Outboard which is making its West Florida boat show debut. “Whether you love to cruise, play, fish or simply enjoy hanging out on boats there will be fabulous new models that are sure to exceed your expectations,” offered Aaron Kramer, MarineMax Venice Store Manager.