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October 23, 2019

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MarineMax Becomes a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Members

MarineMax repair facilities can now help BoatUS members get back on the water after an insurance claim.
MarineMax repair facilities can now help BoatUS members get back on the water after an insurance claim.
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CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 23, 2019 – Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help with insurance claim repair work from the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer with dozens of local repair and service facilities across the U.S. This adds 45 more repair facilities across the country to the existing total of more than 100 that are available to BoatUS Marine Insurance Program insureds.

“This is a time-saver for our members,” said BoatUS Vice President of Claims Rick Wilson. “Sometimes when they have a claim and need repairs, boaters don’t know where to turn. We connect them to a reputable MarineMax location with highly qualified marine technicians and repairers. Linking our insureds to a large, well-established network of repair facilities that are recognized for their excellence will help ensure a good repair outcome and help our members get back on the water sooner.”

Wilson also said that working with a repair facility helps provide better levels of service. “Communication time is minimized, and there’s an increase in supportive service to insureds that won’t leave them guessing next steps.”

MarineMax National Parts and Service Manager Travis Fraley said, “The opportunity to work with such a well-known and respected brand was a no-brainer. We are excited to support BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members with the exceptional, world-class service experience that we provide all our customers. Our factory-certified service teams are the best in the business.”

Fraley added, “This opportunity will also help us meet new boaters and introduce them to all the great perks MarineMax has to offer. Our customer commitment extends beyond creating a lifetime of memories on the water. We’re here to help with service, routine maintenance, engine upgrades, storage options, and more.”


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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We are The Boat Owners Auto Club and help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. When boats break down on the water, TowBoatUS brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program offers policies that give boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit

About MarineMax:

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, Hatteras, Azimut Yachts, Benetti, Ocean Alexander, Galeon, Grady-White, Harris, Bennington, Crest, Mastercraft, MJM Yachts, NauticStar, Scout, Sailfish, Scarab Jet Boats, Tige´, Yamaha Jet Boats, Aquila, Aviara, and Nautique. MarineMax sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and services as well as provides yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax also owns Fraser Yachts Group, a leading superyacht brokerage and luxury yacht services company with operations in multiple countries. MarineMax currently has 67 retail locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas and operates MarineMax Vacations in the British Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas. MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company (NYSE: HZO). For more information, please visit