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A New Year Means New Opportunities

The new year is a time to develop resolutions, one of which may be spending more time with friends and family. 

What better way to do that than being on the water? In the coming year, there are many events and opportunities to make this resolution a reality. Whether it is a day on a remote island or a weeks-long voyage to a new destination. Let us help you compile the best ways to spend those precious moments with your loved ones all year long. 

Kick off the year by attending winter boat shows. These are a great way to get out of the cold and interact with other boating enthusiasts. Not only are there new boats, but you can also find displays for the latest marine technologies, accessories and propulsion systems. Often, there are seminars and demonstrations that are educational and fun. MarineMax is a big part of most winter Boat Shows featuring the newest models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut, Galeon, Aquila, Scout, Grady-White and other top brands. Depending on the location, inventory is tailored to local interests. In additions to browsing premium brands, take advantage of speaking with our trained sales professionals, each of which is an experienced resource for planning your spring and summer boating activities. MarineMax team members are boating enthusiasts and are knowledgeable about the local waters, exciting destinations, dockside restaurants, annual boating events and MarineMax exclusive Getaways!®.

If that isn’t enough, winter often brings the best deals of the year. Manufacturers often offer factory rebates and MarineMax will be doubling those that qualify.  Buy in the winter and take delivery in the spring when the deals will be much harder to find. 

As the weather begins to warm up, it’s time to hone your skills and feel comfortable behind the helm. Thankfully your local store is set to host a variety of classes and seminars. These are perfect for beginning boaters that are just getting their feet wet, to the more experienced who are just looking for a refresher. A few classes that we would recommend are Intro to Boating, Basic and Advanced Navigation, Marine Electronics, Fishing Seminars, Women on Water, and much more!

The summer is the perfect time to take a vacation. Enjoy warm tropical waters by joining your local store in a Getaway!®These trips are specifically crafted the bring the boating enthusiasts of your area together. From day-trips to a local island, to weekends in the Bahamas. This is a great opportunity to mingle within the MarineMax family. Looking for something a little more exclusive? A private charter is the way to go. A MarineMax vacations specialist will walk you through the crewed yachts, exotic destinations, and exciting excursions that are available at your fingertips. This is a perfect way to take the whole family on a vacation that is customized just for you. 

Once the waters begin to cool, and the holidays arrive, we are reminded once again how precious that time with our friends, both new and old, really is. A great way to celebrate the relationships in your life is by attending the variety of boat parades, festivals, and parties. As you continue to develop those New Year’s resolutions, we hope that you will take this time to connect with loved ones, and maybe even make new friends out on the water. You can find information about these opportunities on our website, Also, keep an eye on your local MarineMax store’s Facebook page for activities and events in your area, peek at our YouTube channel where you can find video walkthroughs, or follow our Twitter for current news. And don’t forget, we are United by Water.