MarineMax set to expand Florida location

The groundbreaking will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. on June 24.
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MarineMax St. Petersburg in Florida said today that there will be a groundbreaking ceremony next week to celebrate the extensive expansion and renovation the company is planning for the marina and service yard and the addition of a new sales office.

The groundbreaking will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. on June 24.

MarineMax said it recently procured the property, where it was managing the marina and operating a MarineMax repair and refit facility and a MarineMax brokerage office.

“By purchasing the property it freed us up to completely renovate the marina, add a new- and used-boat sales office and make major improvements to the service yard,” St. Petersburg store manager Joshua Lavine said in a statement. “MarineMax St. Petersburg will soon become a one-stop shop for everything boating.”

Marine Max said the marina expansion will include several new slips with high-capacity boat lifts, new wet slips, new shore power, city water, wireless Internet service, private showers and heads and upgraded walkways.

The service yard will be resurfaced and a hydraulic heavy-lift trailer will be added to increase capacity. The new sales office will be in a completely renovated building at the front of the property.

“When complete, MarineMax St. Petersburg will be the premier boating facility in Pinellas County,” Lavine said. “Come join us for a sneak peek of the facility plans, delicious food and refreshing beverages.”

MarineMax St. Petersburg offers new boats from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Hatteras, Nautique, Sailfish and Sea Pro. The company is planning to complete the expansion by early next year.

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