SOURCE: MarineMax Inc.

March 13, 2008 13:37 ET

Celebrate Mother's Day on the Water With MarineMax

Women Boaters Across US to Be Treated to Free Boating Classes, Fun May 4

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - To celebrate mothers and all that they do, MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world's largest retailer of pleasure boats and yachts, is throwing an on-water Mother's Day Celebration at its locations across the country this May 4.

"At MarineMax, we know that it's often mothers that organize boating outings and other family events, so we wanted to take this opportunity to offer our thanks," said Glenn Sandridge, vice president of marketing at MarineMax. "We're inviting moms across the country to join us for a day designed just for them."

At more than sixty MarineMax locations across the US, women will be treated to a free day of hands-on learning and fun on the water. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the company's popular Women on Water® class, designed to introduce women to the boating lifestyle, including the finer points of docking and steering. Women on Water has been a hit at MarineMax dealerships across the country, and women everywhere have raved about this unique educational experience.

"It really helped me with my confidence," said St. Louis boater Patty Potter, a past WOW student. "The instructor was calm and made it easy."

The world's largest on-water Mother's Day celebration will take place Sunday, May 4 at MarineMax dealerships across the country and activities will vary by location. The events are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For additional information or to reserve a spot today, call your local MarineMax or 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, Meridian, Hatteras, Grady White, and the Ferretti Group including: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Mochi Craft, and Bertram, the Company sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and provides yacht brokerage services. The Company currently operates 90 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.

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