A crowd of more than 300 including key marine industry leaders and watersports VIPs and athletes recently gathered to celebrate and toast top-ranked boat dealer Regal & Nautique of Orlando’s 10th anniversary in Central Florida. The event was highlighted by the official announcement and grand unveiling of major new dealership building expansion plans slated for 2019.
According to owner and GM Jeff Husby, Regal & Nautique of Orlando will build a new $2.5 million, 15,000 square foot retail showroom and service center immediately adjacent to its existing I-4 facing property located at 2226 Paseo Avenue. The new facility at 2300 Division Street will expand the dealership’s total footprint from 8100 square feet on 2.07 acres to an estimated 23,100 square feet on 3.4 acres, right in the heart of Orlando.
Husby notes that the new building will feature Nautique Boats exclusively and will sport up to 16 models in an air-conditioned showroom. It will also house five air-controlled service bays, with room for future expansion. The dealership is presently conferring with senior members of Nautique’s corporate leadership team with the goal to create a spectacular, world-class Nautique showcase.
Upon launch of the new facility, the current property is expected to undergo some minor renovations and will become a dedicated showroom and service facility for Regal Boats, along with Moomba Boats.
“We appreciate the fantastic support and well wishes received from our many friends and colleagues in the marine industry, along with scores of loyal customers who have helped us become the top sport boat market share leader in Central Florida,” said Husby. “I’m really proud of my team and all of their hard work and effort over the past ten years that allows us to facilitate continued growth. Our new expansion will allow us to further elevate the customer experience by offering dedicated sales, service and parts for all the brands we represent. This will significantly enhance our inventories and ability to expedite service with a more dedicated focus.”
Regal & Nautique of Orlando, founded in 2008 by Husby and partners Marc Hooker and Bob Secrist, is an award-winning retailer ranked in the Top 20 dealers of North America by Boating Industry Magazine. The dealership is Nautique’s #2 dealer in North America and Regal’s 2018 #1 Worldwide CSI Dealer, also ranked #6 in Worldwide Sales. The dealership is a Five-Star Marine Certified Dealer and a multi-year recipient of the “CSI Excellence in Dealer Service” awards by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Regal & Nautique of Orlando has also received regional distinction as the 5x winner of the “Best Boat Dealer in Orlando” by Orlando Style Magazine, and a 4x “Best Bets” recipient by the Orlando Sentinel.