Dixie Marine purchased by Watermark group

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Watermark Property Group of Baltimore acquired Dixie Marine in Miami.

Dixie Marine is an authorized dealer for Mako, Seacraft and Southport, with showroom locations in Miami and Islamorada, Fla. The company also offers certified marine service and parts support for Evinrude, Mercury and Yamaha engines at the Miami location.

Dixie Marine plans to open a second full-service marine center at Watermark's Islamorada location in the near future.

"Our objective is to combine our resources and enhance Internet boat and part sales and service to the boating community," said Brian McCarthy, CEO of Watermark Property Group, in a statement. "We are excited about joining forces with Dixie Marine, which will add both boat sales and repair and maintenance to the compliment of services offered at our Watermark marinas."

Dixie Marine president John Vlad said joining forces with Watermark will allow his company to grow its business as well.

"We are very excited about Watermark's full-service strategy of offering their marina members concierge boat maintenance service," he said in a statement.

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