MarineMax acquires Florida marina

MarineMax said today that it acquired the Bahia Mar Marina in Pensacola in the Florida panhandle.
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MarineMax said today that it acquired the Bahia Mar Marina in Pensacola in the Florida panhandle.

The Bahia Mar is a full-service marina with a 50-ton Travelift, a working boatyard, and large dry storage and on-site facilities for fiberglass, paint and bottom work, MarineMax said. It is on the Bayou Chico Channel.

The facility has covered and open wet slips and a ship’s store.

Other amenities include laundry, showers, restrooms and a fuel dock offering non-ethanol gasoline, diesel and pumpout services. Bahia Mar Marina is also home to one of Pensacola’s waterfront restaurants, The Oar House.

MarineMax said it has been a member of the Pensacola community for 13 years and will relocate its sales and service operations on Airport Boulevard to the new waterfront facility, where all of the operations will be combined.

“MarineMax is more than a dealer. We are also a resource,” MarineMax Pensacola store manager Mark Breton said in a statement. “Customers get access to a wealth of experience that can match them with the perfect boat from our unparalleled diversity of brands and models. We provide world-class service, educational programs, access to Getaways! trips and assist in obtaining financing.”

“We’re all boaters with such passion for the water we can’t help but share it,” Breton said. “We offer multiple platforms beyond boat sales to share our joy and enable our customers to do the same.”

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