MarineMax reported seeing softness in the 60-foot-and-above boat market during its third quarter and pointed to inaction in Washington, D.C., as a leading cause for seeing that market weaken for the first time since the Great Recession — as well as cool, rainy weather in the Northeast.
MarineMax, based in Clearwater, Fla., is the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer and the largest Sea Ray dealer in the world.
Revenue at MarineMax declined in the third quarter from $345.6 million in 2016 to $329.8 million this year, with same-store sales decreasing 10 percent after 44 percent growth last year.
MarineMax promoted Collin Heimensen to general manager of MarineMax Clearwater (Fla.).
MarineMax and Nautique partnered for an event last weekend called Ride Into Summer, which took place June 16 and 17 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee in Georgia.
MarineMax Vacations named Clarence Malone as director of operations of the company’s charter base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
MarineMax said it joined with SeaNet and Yvan Eymieu for the distribution of Aquila Power Catamarans throughout the world, excluding China.
MarineMax released a new website with a new look and feel that the company said is easier to navigate and provides more resources for boaters.
MarineMax said it received two American Advertising Awards from the American Advertising Federation of Florida.
MarineMax said today that revenue grew 23 percent to $245 million in its second fiscal 2017 quarter, with same-store sales growing 13 percent in addition to 16 percent growth in the quarter last year.
MarineMax said it will launch several new models from its top brands at the Miami International Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach, which are set to start Thursday and run through Monday at Virginia Key and along Collins Avenue, respectively.