Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from MarineMax Jacksonville, Boatswain's Locker and All Seasons Marine Works.
MarineMax Jacksonville completed a 10,000-square-foot expansion in addition to totally renovating its sales department.
The dealership will officially open the doors of its new facility Sept-18-19 at a Grand Expansion Open House, at which time it will preview its new fleet of Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian and Cabo boats.
"MarineMax Jacksonville has weathered several years of turbulent business conditions, most notably the economic recession and the construction of the Arlington Expressway, which made it very difficult for people to find us," general manager Todd McMahon said in a statement. "But despite the hardships, we have continued to serve our loyal customers, and we're proud to announce that, thanks to our renovations and the completion of the expressway, we're now much easier to find."
The expansion houses MarineMax Jacksonville's service and parts department. Technicians can now service more boats in a timelier manner, while providing customers the most advanced diagnostics available, the dealership says.
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Boatswain's Locker of Costa Mesa, Calif., is now the Master Plus Distributor for Teleflex Marine/Sierra Products. This level of distributorship means Boatswain's Locker will be able to provide an extensive inventory of products including Teleflex Marine, Sierra, and Shields Hose at competitive prices.
Teleflex offers mechanical, hydraulic and electronic controls as well as instruments. Sierra provides all types of engine-related replacement parts such as alternators, hoses, exhaust manifolds and risers, oil, impellers, starters, temperature senders, tune-up kits, zincs and more. Shields has a full lineup of hose products for everything from water to fuel to exhaust systems.
"We are very excited that we can offer such a wide inventory to our customers with the most competitive pricing in the U.S.," said Rob Apted, president of Boatswain's Locker, in a statement. "We have just received truckloads of parts, everything from alternators to zincs and we will add more items as our customers require them."
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All Seasons Marine Works was appointed an authorized dealer for Regulator Marine.
All Seasons Marine Works will feature the complete line of Regulator offshore sportfishing boats from 23-34 feet. The dealership has two full service marinas, one located on the Five Mile River in Rowayton near Norwalk, Conn., and the other on the Saugatuck River in Westport, Conn. Each facility offers sales, service, dockage and storage to meet all of their clients' boating needs.
"All Season's superlative customer service record and industry-wide recognition as the leader in their market, created an exceptional opportunity for both businesses," Regulator president Joan Maxwell said in a statement.
"We feel Regulator fits into our strategy of offering the finest sportfishing boats on the market today," said Ted O'Neill, owner of All Seasons Marine Works, in a statement. "Regulator, with its history of delivering its legendary soft-smooth ride and reputation for solid performance, makes it the perfect boat for our clients venturing offshore as well as on Connecticut waters."