MarineMax got a boost this week when Longbow Research upgraded the company’s stock from neutral to buy.
MarineMax, based in Clearwater, Fla., is the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer and the largest Sea Ray dealer in the world.
MarineMax Daytona in Florida said it will host an open house on Saturday celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer” to honor boat dogs and their owners.
MarineMax Orlando is conducting a school-supply drive for students in Florida’s Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
MarineMax Vacations named Harry Mountain as logistics and operations manager, overseeing the company’s charter base on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
An increase of fresh product in stores and better weather in the Midwest and Northeast have helped MarineMax gain sales momentum in June and July.
MarineMax revenue grew in the third quarter by 8 percent to $231.8 million, compared with $214.4 million in the comparable quarter last year, accelerating market share gains during the busy summer selling season, the company said.
MarineMax will hold a conference call to review its third-quarter fiscal 2015 results at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
MarineMax said it is now the exclusive Boston Whaler dealer in southwest Florida, with stores in Naples and Fort Myers offering new and used models from 11 to 42 feet.
MarineMax said it has launched a “United by Water” burgee campaign to promote boating and boating enthusiasts.
MarineMax in Brick, N.J., will sponsor the second annual Warriors for Warriors charity shark tournament on Friday and Saturday.