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2015 Cobia 237 & 256 Model Year-End Sale

In South Florida, it’s almost always a good time to be out on the water. If you haven’t got your Cobia yet, now is the time to do it. It’s our Model Year-End Clearance Sale on all 2015 Cobia 237 and 256 models!

If you’ve been thinking about finally buying that new Cobia boat, now is the time! No matter if you’re buying for the first time or trading in your old boat, the experts at Marine Connection have you covered. We’ll help you find and buy the right boat, show you the best way to haul and store your new boat, and have fun all along the way.

What better way to explore the water than to own your own boat? It’s an excellent way to reduce stress, create bonds with friends and family, and have fun. Marine Connection is offering great incentives towards the purchase of any new 2015 Cobia 237 or 256 – you couldn’t ask for a better time to purchase your Cobia!

Check out our inventory online or give us a call! You can also stop by any of our three South Florida locations in Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, and Miami. Offer ends October 31st.

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Marine Connection Named as Only Boat Dealer on the Inc. 5000 for the 2nd Year in a Row

Inc. Magazine Unveils 34th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies — the Inc. 5000

NEW YORK, August 13, 2015Inc. Magazine ranked boat dealer Marine Connection number 2,493 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This year on August 13, 2015, Marine Connection made the list by achieving a three-year growth rate of 150%.

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. 5000. The 2015 list added such powerhouses as Fitbit, Smashburger, Bowlmor AMF, Planet Fitness, Giftcards.com, Radio Flyer, Box and Mindbody. Marine Connection topped companies including Planet Fitness, Giftcards.com, Radio Flyer, Massage Envy Spa, GoDaddy.com, and Tropical Smoothie Café on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list.

As the boating industry is getting back on its feet, the competition for boat dealers to sell more and more boats is growing. For us, this business is not just about selling more units or making more money; we believe focusing only on the end result is the wrong approach,” said Stephanie Offutt, Marketing Director of Marine Connection. “We are focused on the process to make people’s lives better, because, we don’t just sell boats, we sell the boating lifestyle. The results are secondary for us. We are only rewarded if we do it right.

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 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.

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“Our commitment to quality of process is what truly set us apart from the competition. What shapes our process is our ease of doing business. It isn’t enough to simply offer a great product or service in a customer-focused way if the process of doing business with your dealership is difficult. We consistently make the process simple and easy for the buyer by adapting our way of doing business to suit each customer’s specific needs. Our ultimate goal is customer loyalty due to overwhelming customer satisfaction,” said Offutt.

Marine Connection is a premier South Florida 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 Pathfinder 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 and 2014, Boating Industry Magazine named us as a Top 20 Dealer in the Nation.

Contact: For additional information about Marine Connection, contact Director of Marketing Stephanie Offutt at stephanie@marineconnection.com. For inquiries about buying, selling, or financing a boat, contact one of our South Florida locations at sales@marineconnection.com or call (877)497-2552.

Methodology
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 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.

Readers Choice Favorite

Marine Connection Voted Favorite Boat Dealer by 2015 Readers Choice Awards

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

 

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See the Newest Cobia, Hurricane, Sportsman, Sailfish, and Bulls Bay Boats at the 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!

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.

SafeBoating

National Safe Boating Week is May 16th-22nd

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

See the Newest Cobia, Hurricane, Sailfish, Sportsman, and Bulls Bay Boats at the 2015 South Florida Boat Show

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

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

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Free BBQ & Prizes at Marine Connection West Palm Beach Open House Event

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.