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Marathon Boat Yard sold

Marathon Boat Yard is the largest full-service facility in the area.

Marathon Boat Yard is the largest full-service facility in the area.

Bruce and Sherry Popham have sold their Marathon Boat Yard in Marathon, Fla., to Paula Marshall, who is CEO of Bama, a bakery products company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Marshall is an avid angler, and Rick Roughen, owner of National Marina Sales, which brokered the sale, believes there will be more of a fishing presence at the marina. He expects increased charters, as well as more lobster boats.

“It’s a means to an end for what they’re trying to achieve in Marathon,” Roughen said.

Marshall could not be reached for comment.

The marina sold for $5.75 million. It is located on Boot Key Harbor on 12 acres, with slips and seawall docking, a 13,925-square-foot building and a 70-ton Marine Travelift.

Brands carried at Marathon Boat Yard include Yamaha, Cummins, Lugger, Yanmar and Volvo Penta engines; Kohler and Northern Lights generators and air conditioning systems, and EdgeWater and Parker fishing boats, Mitzi skiffs and Premier pontoons.

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