MarineMax Sarasota is Sarasota County area’s authorized Sea Ray, Aviara, Boston Whaler, Sailfish, Sea Pro, Azimut, Galeon Yachts, Harris Pontoons, Scarab Jet Boats, Aquila Power Catamarans, and Ocean Alexander dealership. MarineMax Sarasota is conveniently located on the west side of Sarasota Bay at New Pass on Lido Key. By land, you will find us at 1601 Ken Thompson Parkway in close proximity to the ever-popular St. Armand’s Square and the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
The waters around Sarasota Bay offer some of the nation’s top boating destinations, Long Boat Key, Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key, Venice and Bradenton are just a few. Our MarineMax Sarasota team members and their customers are true boating enthusiasts. They relish their time on the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the many destinations along Sarasota Bay and beyond.
When you purchase a boat from MarineMax Sarasota, 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 Sarasota’s team members provide informational and instructional seminars on boating, including seminars of fishing, watersports, navigation and the, unique to MarineMax, Women on Water classes.
Events & Getaways!™
MarineMax owners should keep an eye on the MarineMax Sarasota Calendar of Events. You would not want to miss an exclusive Docktail Party, or a Getaways!™ hosted by MarineMax Sarasota. There is always something to look forward to as a MarineMax owner.
MarineMax Sarasota is a full-service dealership and marina, providing the area’s premier boat storage and marina facilities along Florida's southwest coast. MarineMax Sarasota is the closest “high and dry” storage facility convenient to both the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay providing easy access to the ICW and the open water of the Gulf. MarineMax Sarasota is just minutes away from St. Armand's Circle, the Longboat Key Club, Marina Jacks, Mar Vista, the Sarasota Yacht Club, Field Club, and Siesta Key. Our customers find this location ideal for their boating lifestyle.
The areas highest quality marine repair and service is a hallmark of MarineMax Sarasota. Our factory certified technicians service all top brands and MarineMax Sarasota maintains a five-bay service facility, on site canvas shop along with a well-stocked parts department with OEM parts and marine accessories. In many cases, customers can opt for spot repairs and service at their boat’s location with MarineMax Sarasota’s capable mobile service.
Cruising is a popular activity among the MarineMax Sarasota boating family. They can be found frequenting Jewfish Key and Beer Can Island both are a part of Longboat Key. Jewfish Key is a beautiful private island where visitors by boat can walk the beaches. MarineMax Sarasota has hosted the annual boating lifestyle celebration, Aquapalooza, on Jewfish Key. Beer Can Island, often referred to as Hooked Spit, is a beautiful white sandbar island that is perfect for sunbathing and partying.
Frequently, the MarineMax team members and their customers venture on overnight trips to Tampa to enjoy the dining, entertainment and sport venues that the city bayside offers. MarineMax Sarasota has hosted week-long trips to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
For more ideas of where to boat in the areas waters, stop by MarineMax Sarasota and talk to one of our experienced sales professionals. They love to share their boating adventures.
MarineMax Sarasota Fishing:
Fishing in Tampa Bay and the Sarasota/St. Petersburg area offers a wide variety of fishing options; bay, inshore and offshore. Along the mangroves and estuaries of Sarasota Bay anglers find kingfish mackerel, bonita, and snook. Inshore fishing along the Gulf Coast of Sarasota County abound redfish, sea trout and tarpon. Out on the Gulf, offshore delivers exciting pelagic species including sailfish, marlin, shark, tuna and dolphin (mahi-mahi).
The MarineMax Sarasota Fishing Team know the local waters and are happy to share their knowledge and techniques for targeting and landing the area’s most popular species. Spots like Albee Road Bridge in Nokomis or Flying Bridge where jack crevalle, ladyfish, mangrove snapper and sheepshead abound. For experienced fishing tips or just to swap fish stories, drop by the MarineMax Sarasota store, we love to talk fishing.
MarineMax Sarasota Dockside Restaurants:
After spending time on the water, the MarineMax Sarasota team recommends pulling up to the docks at Sarasota’s legendary Marina Jack, a great place for fresh seafood and to enjoy the outdoor raw bar patio, upstairs dining, piano bar and expansive water views. Another nearby dockside eatery is Dry Dock Waterside Grill which features casual dining inside or at their dockside patio and fish themed decor. You can frequently find the MarineMax Sarasota team members enjoying the laid-back atmosphere of The Old Salty Dog adjacent to MarineMax serving their special Grouper Egg Rolls made fresh daily and other great seafood and fun fare.
Stop by MarineMax Sarasota and let us know what your favorite dockside restaurant is.
MarineMax Sarasota Watersports:
Tow sports are popular among the Sarasota area boating enthusiasts. There are many MarineMax team members who are devotees of tubing, waterskiing and wake sports including wakeskating, wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Sarasota Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway and the calm Gulf waters provide ideal conditions for all kinds of watersports.
Stop by MarineMax Sarasota for some pointers or just to shoot the breeze about your favorite watersports.