On the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show’s official opening today, MarineMax held a press event where company executives expressed optimism that the industry is expanding.
MarineMax, based in Clearwater, Fla., is the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer and the largest Sea Ray dealer in the world.
MarineMax said it saw a 17 percent same-store fourth-quarter sales increase — on top of a 10 percent increase during the quarter last year — and said it had a 22 percent increase for the full fiscal year.
MarineMax Pompano Beach in Florida hosted guests at a grand opening in its renovated waterfront showroom.
MarineMax Vacations was named the best British Virgin Islands yacht charter company in 2015 by the 2015 Virgin Islands Property and Yacht Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.
MarineMax said it will present new 2016 models Oct. 1-4 at the 31st Atlantic City Boat Show that have never been seen at a New Jersey boat show.
MarineMax will present the Dallas Fall Festival of Yachting on Lake Lewisville in North Texas on Saturday.
MarineMax appointed a new member to its board of directors.
MarineMax, the exclusive Ocean Alexander dealer from Texas to the Eastern Seaboard, said the all-new Ocean Alexander 72 Pilothouse will make its boat show debut later this week at the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show.
MarineMax Naples in Florida said it sold a new 2015 Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht.
MarineMax named Jack Ezzell general manager at MarineMax Clearwater in Florida.