7/27/15, Augusta, Maine- Southport Boats of Augusta Maine has announced a new dealer in the ever popular South Florida Market. The new dealer, Boathouse Marine Center, has a main service, storage and sales location in Pompano Beach, as well as a mega-yacht facility in Fort Lauderdale which boasts indoor slip space for mega yachts. Boathouse joins 2 other dealers in Florida for Southport: Seahawk Marine in Stuart, and Ireland Yacht Sales in Sanibel.
Boathouse Marine Center, formerly Hideaway Marina, was purchased in 2013. Its location in Pompano includes 160 dry stack storage slips, as well as 22 more in-water. With experienced service staff, some at the location for over 20 years, Boathouse delivers full range of services and certified support for Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki and now Southport.
Boathouse offers a selection of used boats, and this year new boats. “Southport is a great addition to our new boat sales. At our location in the heart of Broward County where there are a number of smaller and unknown brands we knew Boathouse needed to carry a high luxury/high performance boat like Southport,” said Scott MacDonald, Sales & Business Development Manager of Boathouse Marine Center in Pompano.
Carrying the Southport line allows Boathouse to cater to serious offshore fisherman in South Florida. And, through their Mega Yacht Facility in Fort Lauderdale they are able to extend the brand’s reach into the tender market. “Their location in Pompano is fantastic and really serves our clients well, so the location in Fort Lauderdale was a true bonus” explained Skip Robinson, Managing Director at Southport. He went on to add “We believe that Southport is an ideal tender to the many megayachts in Fort Lauderdale. The team at Boathouse delivers access to the captains and owners of the many large yachts in Lauderdale. The boats have all the qualities to make it an outstanding tender:”
“We’re very excited to have the brand in house- we’ve taken delivery of our first boat, a flag blue 33FE, and it has been getting a lot of attention. And, Southport makes an outstanding tender with its style, quality of construction, yacht-like fit-n-finish, and terrific ride,” added MacDonald. In addition to the display at their Pompano location, the Southport 33 Family Edition has been seen cruising the ICW with customer demo rides. “We’ve found that because the boat is so visually beautiful and striking it gets a lot of attention. Having it out on the water and taking it to events around Fort Lauderdale is creating demand,” said Scott MacDonald.
The Pompano marina is located at 599 S Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, with the Mega Yacht facility located at 1601 SE 16th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. To set up a Southport showing and demonstration with Boathouse Marine Center, contact Scott MacDonald at (954) 943 3200.