TCPalm’s 2015 Choice Awards

Readers Choice Favorite

It’s official! The votes are in and Marine Connection has been chosen as Treasure Coast’s Favorite Boat Dealer of 2015! Thank you to all who voted for us in the 2015 Choice Awards and to a special thank you to all who choose Marine Connection as their boat dealer — we couldn’t have done it without you!

The voting process began in April and ran for two weeks on tcpalm.com. After tallying more than 55,000 votes from the tcpalm.com online ballots, the 2015 Choice Awards winners and favorites were announced today! You can see the results on their site online at TCPalm.com as well as in this months printed issue of the Treasure Coast Newspaper.

We will continue delivering the very best boat shopping experience and we hope boating enthusiasts continue to enjoy!

TCPalm Chocie Awards 2015

 



Palm Beach Summer Boat Show

Join us as we showcase the best of CobiaHurricane, SportsmanSailfish, & Bulls Bay at the Palm Beach Summer Boat Show, June 12th through the 14th, at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds!

South Florida Boat Show

This years show will feature 100,000 square feet showcasing power boats up to 40′ including center consoles, walkarounds, cruisers, deck boats, pontoon, bass, personal watercraft and accessories. Our qualified staff can guide you through your boat purchase from beginning to end, as well as service your boat from any of our three South Florida locationsFinancing services will also be available during the Palm Beach Boat Show just like you’d find in any of our three locations making Marine Connection a one-stop shop for all your boating needs.

There will be an indoor pool with stand-up paddleboard demonstrations, kayaking, and other water toys, courtesy of nautical ventures. Enter to win a stay at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina while you check out all the Marine Connection has to offer!

Parking is free during this event at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, located at 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. Click here for directions.

WHEN
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015
12PM – 8PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015
11AM – 8PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
11AM – 6PM

ADMISSION
$7.00 per Adult at the Gate
Children under 6 Years Old get in FREE
FREE Parking

Click here for more information.

 



Safety First!

National Safe Boating Week
May 16th-22nd

#noliveslost

 

There’s no excuse to not wearing a life jacket. This year, during National Safe Boating Week, Marine Connection reminds you to boat responsibly with our #noliveslost campaign.

As usual, the National Safe Boating Council has a lot of valuable information and resources via their website. Check out this helpful article on how-to choose the right life jacket for the right activity.

After two years in the making, the United States Coast Guard has come out with the first mobile application for boating safety!

“The U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2014, and that 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets…
New recreational boating statistics released by U.S. Coast Guard also show Florida ranks number one in the nation for boating accidents.”
Read the original article here.

Here are some of the app’s features:

  • find boating information by state
  • request a safety check for your boat
  • use their safety check list
  • send a float plan to your friends
  • refresh yourself on the rules of the road and basic safety tips
  • report hazards
  • report pollutions
  • Contact the America Waterways Watch
  • call the nearest Coast Guard command center or 911

This free app is free to download and is available on both iOS and Android.

For the official YouTube video, click here.
For more information on the U.S. Coast Guard, please visit the official site here.

 



South Florida Boat Show

Come join us as we showcase the best of Cobia, Hurricane, RinkerSailfish, & Bulls Bay at the South Florida Boat Show, May 29th through the 31st, at the Miami Beach Convention Center!

South Florida Boat Show

Do not miss your chance to see the latest from Bulls Bay; their new and affordable 200 & 230 Center Consoles will both be on display at the Marine Connection booth during this event.

Our qualified staff can guide you through your boat purchase from beginning to end, as well as service your boat from any of our three South Florida locations. Financing services will also be available during the South Florida Boat Show as well as at any of our locations making Marine Connection a one-stop shop for all your boating needs.

The Miami Beach Convention Center is located at 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Click here for directions.

WHEN
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
12 NOON – 8PM

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
11AM – 8PM

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
11AM – 5PM

ADMISSION
$7.00 per Adult at the Gate
Children under 6 Years Old get in FREE!

Click here for more information

 



Open House Event at Marine Connection West Palm Beach

Marine Connection is kicking off Summer
with a Memorial Day Weekend Open House
Saturday, May 23rd, 7am to 6pm

Join us with Yamaha Outboards and Florida Sportsman
in Support of the “Fishing for Warriors” Project

Summer in South Florida is fast approaching and to kick-off this season of sun, Marine Connection will be hosting a Memorial Day Weekend Open House. We invite you to visit with friends and family, take in the festivities, and board as many boats as you can! Compare boats at your leisure while you examine each one in person. Discuss your wants and needs with our Marine Connection experts who will answer any questions you may have.

We’re going to have some exclusive offers for this event, like our New Boat Blowout Sale, where we’ll be providing deep discounts on all new inventory and our One-Day-Only Accessory Promotion, where we’re giving everyone who buys a boat a free instant rebate of $500.00 cash towards their electronics! Register to win a free Yeti cooler, attend a free Fishing/Casting Seminar, and grab some FREE Yamaha gear while you’re here.

Here are the details:

  • Live Radio Remote: broadcast by Florida Sportsman in promotion of the “Yamaha Fishing for Warriors” Program, airing on ESPN 760AM, 7am to 8am
  • FREE Fishing/Casting Seminar: hosted by Florida Sportsman radio host, Edwin White,  10am to 10:45am
  • FREE Yamaha Raffle: enter to win a free Yeti cooler – drawing at 2pm
  • Blowout Sale On All New Boats: Deep Discounts on all new boats in inventory; Limited-time: one day only
  • Special Promotion: $500.00 cash towards electronics/accessories with boat purchase; Limited-time: one day only
  • FREE Trade Appraisals
  • FREE BBQ: the Marine Connection team will be serving up BBQ grub (burgers, hot dogs, etc.) and refreshments from 10am to 2pm

THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU HERE!

The address of our West Palm Beach dealership is 2807 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.

About the Yamaha Fishing for Warriors Program:
“Yamaha Fishing for Warriors” has been made possible through the Guy Harvey Ocean Outreach Fund, and the generosity of Yamaha Marine, and Costa Del Mar Sunglasses. This Program is an ongoing Florida-based initiative that welcomes home returning U.S. warriors by hosting them on recreational fishing trips on Florida waters. Promoting the contest through the Florida Sportsman Radio Network’s broadcast stations, listeners call in to the show on select Saturdays (starting in April) and one listener is selected every week from each of the 3 stations participating in the project.

Check out this Event and more on Marine Connection’s Facebook Page!
For more details on the “Yamaha Fishing for Warriors Program, visit the Florida Sportsman site here.



Marine Connection Ranks No. 2514 on the 2014 Inc. 5000

 Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Marine Connection Ranks No. 2514 on the 2014 Inc. 5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 150%

NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 — Inc. magazine today ranked Marine Connection NO. 2514 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“It is an incredible honor to be named to the Inc. 500|5000 list, and even more so as the only boat dealership in the nation” said Jani Gyllenberg, Marine Connection Marketing Director. “The past few years have represented substantial growth for our company, which could not have been achieved without the dedicated team behind the name. What has allowed us to outpace the industry has been our founding goal of providing the most pleasurable boat shopping experience to each and every one of our customers. Recognition on the Inc. 5000 list is a cherry-topper to an amazing 12-months, with Marine Connection being named a Top 20 dealer in the nation and the Number 1 Dealer in the World for the majority of our best selling brands.” Marine Connection topped companies including GoDaddy.com, Wayfair.com, Big Ass Fans, and Planet Fitness on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list.

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

Marine Connection is South Florida’s Top Rated boat dealer with locations in West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Miami. Our new boat brands include Cobia, Hurricane, Sailfish, Rinker, Sportsman, Bulls Bay, and Sweetwater boats. Marine Connection ranks as the #1 Dealer in the World for Cobia Boats, Sportsman Boats and as the #1 Dealer in Florida for Hurricane Boats. In 2013, we were named as a Top 20 Dealer in the Nation by Boating Industry Magazine.

CONTACT: Jani Gyllenberg, Marketing Director, 561-582-7411

 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/ .

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

 



2+ million views on YouTube

We are pleased to announce that the boating community has graced Marine Connection’s YouTube channel with over 2 million views!

Our viewers regularly tune in to enjoy new boat walkthroughs, boat reviews and manufacturer information.  With a combined 75 years of boating experience, Marine Connection hosts Jani, Jess and Ron deliver expert knowledge in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

We will continue delivering the very best boating content and we hope boating enthusiasts continue to enjoy!

If you haven’t visited our YouTube channel yet, feel free to join us at https://www.youtube.com/user/marineconnectioninc/featured to explore the magnificent boating world!

Marine Connection is South Florida’s largest volume boat super store for new boats including Cobia, Hurricane, SailfishRinker, Sportsman, Pathfinder, Bulls Bay and Sweetwater boats. We have been selling and exporting boats since 1987 and we still hold true to our founding goal of providing the most pleasant and professional boat purchasing experience for our thousands of satisfied customers.

 



Marine Connection of Miami Renovations (UPDATE)

We are extremely happy with the huge progress in the renovations of our Miami store and indoor boat showroom. We have been hard at work renovating the 4000 sq. ft indoor showroom as well as the building which is visible from one of the heaviest traffic highways in Miami, FL-826. We are now open for business representing Hurricane, Cobia, Sportsman, Rinker, Sweetwater and Bulls Bay boats. Come by and see us! We are right off of FL-826 and NW 58th Street in Doral.

 



Marine Connection is now South Florida’s Sailfish Boats Dealer

Marine Connection is proud to announce the addition of Sailfish Boats to our new-boat lineup. Our dedication to exceed our customer’s expectations makes Marine Connection the perfect choice to showcase Sailfish’s high quality boat line to South Florida customers in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Sebastian areas. And Marine Connection is no stranger to Sailfish: from 2000 to 2007, we were the World’s #1 Sailfish dealer. We are pleased to bring them on board Team Marine Connection again.

For over 25 years, Sailfish has been one of the top boat manufacturer’s for saltwater enthusiasts of all ages. Their lineup of reliable, stylish and high quality boats has been tested and proven year after year. These boats are known for their superior quality and performance both inshore and offshore. Sailfish has climbed up the ranks to become one of the largest manufacturers in its class.

Joining forces with a brand like Sailfish will make Marine Connection a stronger dealer in a highly fragmented industry. Expanding our customer base with a new brand will allow us to provide a much better service to our customers in any of our 3 locations with state of the art facilities.

Marine Connection is South Florida’s largest volume boat super store for new and used boats. West Palm Beach serves as our main store and headquarters and we have two more stores in Vero Beach in Miami. Our brands include Cobia, Hurricane, Rinker, Sportsman, Sweetwater and now we are proud to say Sailfish. We have been selling boats since 1987 but we still hold our founding goal close to our hearts, to provide the most pleasant and professional boat buying experience for our thousands of satisfied customers around the world.



Marine Connection Opens Vero Beach Location

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/26/14

Marine Connection

1530 U.S. 1

Vero Beach, FL 32960

772.222.7850  

Come join us in our GRAND OPENING party THIS SUNDAY!

 

Vero Beach, FL: We are extremely happy to announce our Vero Beach location GRAND OPENING party this Sunday March 30th, 2014. Come join us as we celebrate the opening of the Treasure Coast’s Premier Boat Store. We will have special discounts and FREE Electronics from Garmin with purchase. Do not miss your chance to see the latest from Cobia, Hurricane, Sweetwater, Rinker, Pathfinder and Sportsman boats under one roof. Food & drinks will be served.

This location will be serving all of our Treasure Coast customers for sales and service. Our qualified staff can guide you through your boat purchase from beginning to end, as well as service your boat from this location. Financing
services are also available at this location making this a one-stop shop for all your boating needs.

About Marine Connection: Marine Connection was rated the No. 1 Boat Dealer in South Florida by Boating Industry Magazine in 2014 with a North America rating of No. 18. Marine Connection has been in business for over 27 years having sold thousands of boats and winning numerous awards for high quality service and top marks in Customer Satisfaction.


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