Skip to main content

MarineMax adds charter program to offerings

MarineMax announced the introduction of MarineMax Vacations, a charter program offering sail and power yacht vacations. As part of the program, the company will also offer a yacht ownership program for the charter fleet.

The new venture begins with vessels from sailboat builder Dufour Yachts.

MarineMax is currently developing custom power boats for future vacation charters. The first charters are scheduled to begin in December in the British Virgin Islands.

“Since our formation in 1998, MarineMax has been the leading boating resource, providing the industry’s best brands coupled with unsurpassed customer service, education and lifestyle events. MarineMax Vacations adds another
exciting dimension to the opportunities we offer boaters worldwide,” William McGill Jr., chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement.

“We are fortunate to have Raul Bermudez, vice pesident, MarineMax Vacations, who brings over 10 years of charter industry experience to lead our efforts, helping to ensure that our vacation charters are a premium, hassle-free experience,” he added.

MarineMax Vacations will operate out of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and additional locations will be added over time.

MarineMax said it chose to partner with Dufour Yachts “because of the brand’s reputation for building premium sailboats with exceptional comfort and ease of use.” The MarineMax charter vessels have more than $50,000 worth of
modifications and amenities to ensure the most user-friendly selection of charter boats available.

Related

1_WHALESACTION

NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.

1_AXOPAR

Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.

1_IAN

Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.

Norm

Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.

1_NMRA

NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.

1_ PULSE.PING.2

DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.

1_EPROPULSION

EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.

1_BENETEAU

Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

The company reported that its revenue grew 8.6 percent and income increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2022.