MarineMax Expands in Texas with Acquisition of Towboat Retailer

Clearwater, Fla. — MarineMax, Inc., the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, has acquired the assets of Texas MasterCraft. Texas MasterCraft is a full-service Dallas-area towboat dealer that operates primarily from two locations. The Dallas-area market is the largest towboat market in the United States.

Texas MasterCraft is recognized annually as the largest MasterCraft dealer in the world. Jimmy Harvell launched Texas MasterCraft in 2001, after several years teaching as a waterski pro and working with various other Dallas-area dealerships. The dealership benefits from a private lake it owns, which is used for various promotional events and customer demonstration purposes. Harvell and his team will continue to operate both locations with additional support and resources provided by MarineMax.

“We have great appreciation and respect for Jimmy Harvell and his team and admire how effectively they operate their business,” says W. Brett McGill, chief executive officer and president of MarineMax. “Our cultures and passion for customer service, as well as the boating lifestyle, are perfectly aligned. This strategic acquisition allows our existing Dallas-area operation to join forces with those of the Texas MasterCraft team, creating the most powerful customer servicing dealership organization in the important north Texas towboat market. We welcome the Texas MasterCraft Team into the MarineMax family and are excited about our future growth.”

MarineMax is the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, selling new and used recreational boats, yachts and related marine products and services, as well as providing yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax has over 100 locations worldwide, including 77 retail dealership locations, which includes 31 marinas or storage operations. For more information, visit



SOURCE: MarineMax

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