5/5/15, Augusta, Maine- Southport Boats of Augusta, Maine has completed the first hull of the highly anticipated 33TE model. The TE (Tournament Edition) was built as a response to demand for a 33′ Southport that offered the same ride and sea-keeping characteristics of the 33FE (Family Edition), but built for a ”strictly fishing” user profile.
The Southport TE model includes many of the same great features of the FE, but delivers a deck plan more appropriate for the serious fisherman. The most noticeable difference is in the foredeck, where the wraparound seating of the FE is replaced with a coffin box.
“The amount of space forward of the coffin box is truly spectacular. Many other boats with similar layouts boast equal foredeck area at the cost of Spartan appointments elsewhere on the boat. The 33TE offers all the space any fisherman could want but still provides the yacht-like features and finishes Southport owners are accustom to” said Skip Robinson, Managing Director of Southport Boats.
The Southport 33FE was launched in the summer of 2014 and immediately became a brand best-seller: to date over a dozen have been built and delivered and the expectation is to reach 20+ by year’s end. Despite the popularity of the Family Edition there was a significant demand for this new hull with a traditional fishing boat layout, and thus the TE was born. “We knew the TE was the next logical step for the 33″ added Robinson. “The FE is certainly no slouch when it comes to fishing and will satisfy all but the most hardcore anglers. This new 33TE takes the center console fishing boat to a new level”.
The first 33TE model left the Southport shop in Augusta, Maine in early April. The boat was an absolute head turner- “the color of the boat and the arrangement of the TE platform really made this boat special. The Tournament Edition Southport will re-affirm our reputation as a high quality fishing machine. It is in our DNA” concluded Mr. Robinson
Southport Boats (www.southportboats.com), a division of Maritime Marine Group, LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Lauderdale Marina as a premier dealer for the State of Florida as well as the Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands. The Lauderdale Marina facility is located at 1900 S.E. 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (www.lauderdalemarina.com / (954)523-8507). Lauderdale Marina is the latest dealer to join Southport Boats since the new ownership began manufacturing operations at the Augusta, Maine facility.
Founded in 1948, the Lauderdale Marina is a full service dealership located on a 4-acre point lot along the Intracoastal Waterway just minutes from Port Everglades and has represented more than 60 different boat brands over the years. “We’ve always looked to partner with the highest quality boat brands in the business,” says Vice President & General Manager, Scott Clark. “With Southport Boats and their new owners, we feel confident that we’ve found the right combination of quality and performance, as well as a strong desire to develop a close working relationship between manufacturer and dealer. We’re eager to get people to experience some of the best performing boats in their class and very excited to represent Southport Boats in South Florida and the Caribbean.” Continue reading »
Southport Boats (www.southportboats.com), a division of Maritime Marine Group, LLC, is pleased to announce delivery of the latest Southport 29CC from the Maine factory. Rigged with Taco outriggers and twin 300hp Yamaha outboards, this hull is headed to R & B Power in Puerto Rico (www.rbpmarine.com). R & B Power is the latest dealer to join Southport Boats since the new ownership began manufacturing operations at the Augusta, Maine facility.
Since the announcement of the first dealer commitment from Smith Yacht Sales of Hingham, MA (www.smithyacht.com), four other dealers have signed on to represent Southport Boats. Along with its first delivery of a Southport 29CC, Northstar Yacht Sales of Portsmouth, RI (www.northstaryachtsales.com) opened it new offices in the heart of Newport, RI in the New England Boat Works facility while Madaket Marine (www.madaketmarine.com) will cater to Nantucket customers. Continue reading »