South Florida marina adds two new lines

Boathouse Marine Center said it ramped up its offerings with the addition of Southport and Bluewater sportfishing boats.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Boathouse Marine Center said it ramped up its offerings with the addition of Southport and Bluewater sportfishing boats.

The full-service marina and boat storage facility in South Florida will serve as the exclusive dealer for the two manufacturers’ full lines — representing Broward County for Southport and acting as the southernmost U.S. dealer for Bluewater.

Southport Boats, owned by Kenway Corp., based in Augusta, Maine, distributes through dealerships in the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia and Europe. Southport features three center console, deep-vee-hull offshore models designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates.

Bluewater Sportfishing Boats, based in Fort Pierce, Fla., specializes in 21-, 23-, 25-, 28- and 35-foot center console deep-vee hull offshore sportfishing boats. Bluewater also features an inshore line. Owner and president Paul Skilowitz, through design techniques and weight distribution, has sought to create a well-balanced design in this class of boats.

Boathouse will display Southport and Bluewater boats as part of a customer special event from 5-8 p.m. on April 25.

In addition to selling new, used and brokerage sales, Boathouse is an authorized dealer and service center for boats powered by Yamaha, Mercury, Volvo Penta and MerCruiser and is an authorized dealer for Interlux yacht paints.

Related

Patrick Industries Acquires Taco Metals

The components manufacturer had been family-owned for 60 years.

Consumers Say E15 Warning Labels Are Ineffective

A new poll shows that current branding efforts do not adequately warn consumers to the risk and legality of using the blended fuel with certain engines.

Silent-Yachts’ New Project

The Austrian solar yacht outfit will use VW’s electric drive system on a vessel to be drawn by Spanish car brand Cupra.

Industry Mourns Christopher Ramirez

A regional sales manager at Garmin, Ramirez died suddenly at age 35 last month.

Quick Hits: December 1, 2020

Freedom Boat Club announces 250th location; ShoreMaster/Hydrohoist acquires Neptune Boat Lifts; MarineMax names brand manager; and Arkansas scientists study fishing license increase.

Our Great Lakes Are Battered and Need Help

The eight-state region that accounts for one-third of annual boat sales has seen unprecedented damage from high waters. A bipartisan legislative effort looks to protect the region and its small businesses.

Boat Demand Remains Strong, But Inventory Shortages Prevail

Dealers worry that the absence of new boats is driving up prices.

Electric Boat Company Completes IPO Process

Canada-based e-mobility outfit Vision Marine raises $27.6 million to reinvest in its line of electric vessels and 180-hp, E-Motion outboard.

Besenzoni Introduces Electric-Powered Gangways

The company says it will introduce electric power across its line of ladders, tender lifts and more.