MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston Update
MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston is temporarily closed in order to ensure the health and safety of our customers, team members and community. These are unprecedented circumstances and we are continuously evaluating all facets of this situation. We will continue to provide relevant updates as they become available. In the meantime, our service, parts, and sales teams are available during regular business hours via phone at (843) 261-5112 and email. Of course, you can always explore boats online at MarineMax.com.
MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston is proud to provide the Charleston area with unparalleled boat service. Our professional sales consultants live the boating lifestyle and want to help you find the right boat to fit your boating dreams. With premium brands known for their quality and durability like Azimut, Galeon, Ocean Alexander, Aquila, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, and Scout we have the vessel for your boating lifestyle. MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston is conveniently located at 142 Sportsman Island Drive just off Interstate 526 at the Clements Ferry Road Exit on Daniel Island.
History of Hall Marine
Approaching 40 years in business, Hall Marine is now a second-generation family-owned boat dealership organization selling and servicing leading brands through six locations in the Carolinas and Georgia. The company was founded inland in the mid-'70s, selling Chris-Craft. By the early '80s, Sea Ray became the driving force behind the company and a significant part of growth. As Hall Marine expanded in the late '80s, locations were added in the coastal markets of Charleston and Savannah. During this time, there was a real need for a coastal, saltwater boat line. The Charleston store had already secured another well-known saltwater brand, however, they needed a value-priced brand to gain more market share in the very competitive Carolina coastal region. Hall Marine had known Scout boats for many years, and Rick Hall was well acquainted with Steve Potts, his family, and the boats that Scout built. Steve had built a very nice facility on Daniel Island in partnership with his current local Scout dealer in 2005. That partnership was short-lived, and the dealership facility was vacated and sat empty for almost a year. Sea Ray of Charleston, as Hall Marine was named then, had been successfully operating in a 3-acre, 8,000 square foot facility since 1988 and had outgrown that facility. While at the Potts' annual Christmas party at their home on Daniel Island, Rick Hall approached Steve and, in a half-joking manner, asked Steve what his plans were for the facility. His answer was, "I want to lease it to you." Rick responded, "OK, but we want to represent Scout boats as well." Several weeks later, the company secured a business partnership as the new dealership representative for Scout Boats; shortly thereafter, the dealership was relocated to the facility on Daniel Island. Hall Marine has enjoyed a positive business relationship with Scout and have grown with them, consistently remaining one of the top five Scout dealerships in the country. Several years later, Hall Marine was involved in MarineMax's decision to represent Scout Boats in several other regions of the country.
The Hall family was very close to the founders and leaders of MarineMax. Both companies were Sea Ray dealers and worked together at Sea Ray events, traveled together during Sea Ray-sponsored trips, spent time together on Sea Ray and Boston Whaler dealer focus groups, and spent time together at annual dealer meetings. Over the years, Hall Marine maintained a good working relationship with the senior leadership at MarineMax. Several times over the years, Bill McGill and his team would approach the Hall family regarding the possibility of merging the two companies. The timing and circumstances of those opportunities were not right then, as Rick and Jeff had purchased Hall Marine from their parents in the early 2000s and were focused on remaining an independent entrepreneurial company working for significant growth. They then successfully navigated the company through the economic recession beginning in 2007. By 2016, the company had returned to pre-recession sales volume and was in a very positive position to consider a merger. The boating industry had changed, and it was becoming very apparent that to compete and succeed at a higher level as an independent boat dealer was becoming more challenging. In addition, it was clear to Rick and Jeff that it was time to plan for the future of the business, and none of their children were actively involved in the family business. A merger with MarineMax offered many opportunities for growth, and after almost 40 years as an independent, the process of joining the two companies began. The merger was finalized in January of 2017. A new district was established for all six of the former Hall Marine locations, and two marinas. Jeff Hall was named district president and Rick Hall became a senior vice president. Most of Hall Marine's key management and crew have remained with the MarineMax team, and many new and valuable team members of joined the Hall district with MarineMax. The merger has been very positive, with many new and exciting opportunities, especially related to inventory and brand availability along with the strong support, experience, and expertise from the leadership and administrative team in Clearwater, the MarineMax corporate home.
Yacht ResourcesWe are your local yacht resource in the Carolinas. You will find our yachts located at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. Tour exceptional new, used, and brokerage yachts including Sea Ray, Galeon, and Azimut Yachts. The elegance and luxury of yacht ownership requires a committed team of experts behind the scenes. Yachters require everything from world-class service to overall yacht management to planning assistance for big water voyages. MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston understands these needs on an intimate basis, and it’s why we’re part of the strongest yachting support team in the boating industry.
ClassesWhen you purchase a boat from MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston it is the start of our commitment to you, our customer. At delivery, your new boat is fully fueled, all the lines are aboard and the U.S.C.G. safety equipment is provided. You can simply provision your boat and begin living the boating lifestyle you desire. Throughout the boating season MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston’s team members provide informational and instructional seminars on boating, including seminars of fishing, navigation and the unique-to-MarineMax Women on Water® classes.
Events & Getaways!MarineMax owners should keep an eye on the MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston Calendar of Events. You would not want to miss an exclusive Docktail Party, or Getaways!® hosted by MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston. There is always something to look forward to as a MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston owner.
ServiceWe repair and service most premium brands using factory-trained technicians in our top rate marine service center. MarineMax brings you highly skilled technicians, factory-trained mechanics, and experienced journeymen of all disciplines that can perform any project needed, as well as perform maintenance and repairs for your boating enjoyment. Team members use traditional tools and equipment while employing the latest methodologies and technologies. We proudly offer new boats, pleasure boats, power boats, recreational boats, fishing boats, quality used boats and cruisers to ensure you always enjoy the best South Carolina has to offer.
Find Your Perfect BoatBoating with MarineMax will change your life, and in a very good way. Start searching for your dream boat today. We carry a large selection of premium boat brands ranging from extra-fun sport boats to luxury yachts. We make it easy to narrow your search and find your perfect boat.
Whether you want to go fishing, cruising, skiing or tubing, with a few friends or the entire family, call MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston today and let our knowledgeable and friendly marine staff give you a personal introduction to the boat of your dreams. We look forward to it!