By Jennifer Donahue
Living in the desert is no longer a reason for Arizona
boaters to deny themselves the pleasure of coastal boating.
Arizona boaters looking to purchase a cruiser, yacht, or
sport yacht need look no further than the MarineMax
MarineMax’s Southwest Connection program was created to
help customers living in Arizona take advantage of San Diego
boating by utilizing the company’s sister dealership in San
"We have a number of MarineMax customers from Arizona
looking to purchase cruisers and yachts for boating in San
Diego," says Mark P. White, general manager of MarineMax San
Diego. "With the Southwest Connection program, Arizona
boaters can purchase their new yachts from either MarineMax
Arizona or San Diego to take advantage of San Diego’s
extensive cruiser, yacht and sport yacht inventory, plus
avoid any transportation charges to California."
Many boaters have established relationships with their
local MarineMax Arizona team members but spend a great deal
of time boating in San Diego. The Southwest Connection
allows them to work with familiar faces while purchasing
larger yachts for their coastal boating adventures.
"With the soaring cost of real estate in San Diego, many
Arizona boaters enjoy the flexibility of using their yachts
or cruisers as vacation homes on the water," says Wendy
Fisher, MarineMax’s Southwest Region marketing coordinator.
"With the Southwest Connection, it’s never been easier for
owners to get their new boats to San Diego and start
enjoying the California boating lifestyle."
As a part of the Southwest Connection program, owners are
eligible to participate in all California Getaway events
while they are there. Getaways offer fantastic opportunities
to head out with a flotilla while taking in some of the
spectacular Pacific Coast scenery and enjoying the
camaraderie of fellow boaters.
Arizona boaters have discovered the allure of exploring
the state’s beautiful mountains and lakes, but everyone
needs a change of scenery now and then. For customers
seeking to take advantage of MarineMax San Diego’s extensive
cruiser and yacht selection, the Southwest Connection
program allows boaters to have the best of both worlds and
take safely to the sea in San Diego – without the hassle of
making shipping arrangements for their new boat.
The Connections program is also available at other
MarineMax locations throughout the country including Las
Vegas, Colorado, Utah, and Northern California. And in any
location, owners can be comfortable knowing that they are
fully supported by the MarineMax team, dedicated to helping
each and every customer deliver his or her own boating
For more information about the Southwest Connection
program, contact MarineMax San Diego General Manager Mark P.
White at (619)683-2628.
Headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., MarineMax is the
nation's largest recreational boat and yacht retailer.
Focused on premium brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler,
Meridian, Hatteras, Grady White, and the Ferretti Group —
including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Mochi Craft,
Apreamare and Bertram — the company sells new and used
recreational boats and related marine products and provides
The company currently operates 85 retail locations in
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company.