Skip to main content

Maximo Marina using Golden Boat Lifts for reconstruction project

Photo of Marina renovation plan

The reconstruction of Maximo Marina will include 210 wet slips for boats as large as 110 feet. Seventy-five percent of the marina will have covered slips.

Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg, Fla., is going through a multi-phase, $25 million renovation that includes revised infrastructure and a slip reconfiguration with boat lifts from Golden Boat Lifts.

Reconstruction of the harbor, which is on the city’s southwest side in the Skyway Marina District, will include 210 wet slips for boats as large as 110 feet.

Covered marinas are a rarity in Florida, but 75 percent of Maximo Marina will have this convenience, including the slips for the largest vessels.

During the first phase Houston-based Orion Marine Group is installing 26 Golden 4-Post Boat Lifts, each of which has a 20,000-pound capacity, and six units that will handle as much as 24,000 pounds. The second phase will see 24 more lifts added in 2018.

"Golden Boat Lifts is an established company," Lee Hicks, Maximo Marina general manager, said in a statement. "They have an excellent reputation for follow-up service."

Maximo Marina also has drystack storage for an additional 300 boats. The facility sells new and used boats and is a complete service yard with a 50-ton Travelift.

Related

VOLVO-EARNINGS

Volvo Penta Reports Q4, FY22 Results

Net sales of $470 million for the quarter were a 33% increase compared to the prior year period.

Pulse-Report

DEALERS: Are You Improving the Service Experience?

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks this and other questions about your dealership. Take the survey here.

NMRA-SCHOLARSHIP

NMRA Sets Scholarship Deadline

Students pursuing education in the marine trades can apply for the National Marine Representatives Association awards until April 1.

MARINE-PRODUCTS

Marine Products Reports Record Q4

The builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats reported net sales were up 42% for the quarter and 28% for fiscal year 2022.

1_SHURHOLD

Shurhold Appoints COO

Forrest Ferrari has years of management, business development, IT and quality-assurance experience.

MOBILE-CATCH-CENTER

RBFF, Pure Fishing Partner for a First Catch Center

Pure Fishing will equip a mobile trailer with tackle and gear to bring fishing experiences to areas of South Carolina where participation is low.

Norm

An Oft-Overlooked Sales Opportunity

A recent report from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation showed that women comprise 37% of all anglers. If you haven’t tapped this segment, you’re missing out.

1. 2023 new boat retail outlook

Too Many High-Priced Boats

To wrap up 2022, marine retailers reported lower demand, expressed more negative sentiment and voiced concerns about rising inventory. Boat prices and the economy remained top of mind for dealers in December.

Soundings Nov 2022

New-Boat Registrations Continue to Slide

As the gaudy sales figures from the pandemic continue to return to more realistic numbers, the main segments of the recreational boating industry saw new-model registrations of 4,421 in November, a 30.3% drop from 6,340 during the same time in 2021. .