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MarineMax signs on as MRAA Premium Retail Member

Tuesday, August 14, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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MINNEAPOLIS — MarineMax, Inc., the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer, has signed on as a Premium Retail Member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the highest level of retail membership within the association.

"We are proud to have earned such a high level of commitment from MarineMax,” says Matt Gruhn, President of MRAA. "As a major player and innovator in our industry, the MarineMax team has a lot to contribute to the association as we move forward, and we look forward to working with them to continue to expand on our mission to be the voice of and leading resource for all marine dealers.”

Since its formation in early 1998, MarineMax has demonstrated its commitment to improving its customers’ boating experiences, from the introduction and expansion of its "Getaways!®” program to the launch of the "MarineMax Connection” program. With more than 50 locations and 1,000 team members, MarineMax is the largest and one of the most innovative retailers in today’s market.

"MarineMax is focused on developing new and better ways of doing business for both the industry and our customers,” says William H. McGill, Jr., MarineMax Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. "We became an MRAA Premium Retail Member because our organizations share a passion for developing a stronger, healthier dealer body and boating industry, and we believe that working together is the best way to accomplish these goals.”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American association dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers throughout North America. Under the umbrella of MRAA Rewards, the MRAA offers a host of cost-saving, revenue-generating, business-improvement, and professional-development benefits exclusively for its members. MRAA is the united voice of marine retailers. For more information, visit

About MarineMax, Inc.

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax is the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. Focused on premium brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian, Cabo, Hatteras, Azimut Yachts, Grady-White, Bayliner, Harris FloteBote, Nautique and Malibu, MarineMax sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and provides yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax currently has 53 retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas and operates MarineMax Vacations in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. For more information, visit