Islamorada Boats is now an Authorized Garmin Reseller. We know how important your time on the water is to you. That’s why we’re adding these new products and features to our 2017 lineup. They’re all designed to make your boating experience even more enjoyable. Because, it’s your time.
Whether you’re fishing the flats or the deep sea miles offshore, Garmin offers a complete line up of products to make your trips more productive and enjoyable. These include fully network capable Garmin chartplotters, chartplotter/sonar combos, sonar modules, radar, precise mapping, autopilots, communications, instruments and sensors. All designed to be easy to install and use together.
Servicing Key West to Miami!
ISLAMORADA, Sep. 22, 2016/Islamorada Boats/- Florida Keys boat owners don't have to take their Minn Kota trolling motors or shallow water anchors to the mainland for service or warranty repair any longer. Located at mile marker 81.9 in the heart of the Florida Keys, Islamorada Boats announces that they are the new Minn Kota Authorized Service Provider for the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade County.
Previously, if a boat operator had a trolling motor or shallow water anchor system with a problem, the entire assembly had to be taken to Fort Lauderdale or beyond for repair. The high volume of business being funneled into just a few shops caused major delays and slow turn-around times. "My clients rely on me to keep their boats and accessories in perfect shape for reliable use. Sending accessories out for repair created some level of discourse because the slow turn-around times made the clients frustrated and in some instances, impacted their ability to make money on the water. I wanted to find a solution to that, so I contacted Minn Kota..." says Jenn Weiden, Owner and Operator of Islamorada Boats.
Islamorada Boats is a full service boat dealership located in the heart of the Florida Keys at mile marker 81.9 on the bayside (on the right if you're heading South.) In addition to the newly opened Minn Kota repair/warranty shop, Islamorada Boats offers new Skeeter Bay Boats (a Yamaha boat brand), Yamaha and Mercury outboard service and warranty repair, fiberglass repair, boat detailing, pre-owned, consignment and brokerage boat sales as well as a complete ship's store for all of your hardware and boat accessory needs. To contact Islamorada Boats you can call 305-664-0064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. According to Weiden, "Our goal is to have all trolling motor or shallow water anchor repairs completed in less than a week. This commitment to customer service and follow-through will help all of our clients enjoy reliable and stress-free time on the water."
About Islamorada Boats
Islamorada Boats is located at 81954 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036. Their phone number is 305-664-0064 and they can be reached via email at email@example.com. Their website is www.islamoradaboats.com. You can follow Islamorada Boats on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ###
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Skeeter Boats, Inc. Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Yamaha Boat Company
KILGORE, TEXAS – April 15, 2016 — Skeeter Products, Inc., the leader in performance fishing boats, announced its 20th anniversary as a Yamaha Boat Company this year.
“Joining Yamaha has been an extremely gratifying experience for hundreds of Skeeter employees,” said Jeff Stone, Senior Vice President, Skeeter Boats, “We have seen our product and service grow to levels never seen before. There have been so many individuals at Yamaha’s regional headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga., and at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Cypress, Calif., that have been instrumental in our growth as a brand, and most importantly as a producer of fiberglass fishing boats.”
Since the acquisition of Skeeter by Yamaha in 1996, Skeeter has introduced new models in the FX bass boat, iClass bass boat, and WX and MX deep-V product lines, as well as the 2016 expansion of the SX line with the SX230, Skeeter’s newest in- or off-shore boat that includes the high performance features that are signature to Skeeter’s top quality bay boats.
Since 1996, Skeeter’s Kilgore, Tex., facility has also undergone significant enhancements, including the addition of a new R&D building, a new warehouse and wiring shop, as well as expansions to its warranty shop and fiber reinforced plastics area. The company has also begun construction of a trailer factory, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
"Yamaha is very proud of its partnership with Skeeter in the freshwater segment," said Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine Group President. "The Skeeter brand has evolved to include some of the highest quality fiberglass fishing boats in the industry, which deliver
exceptional performance and fishability for serious anglers. We are pleased to be a part of this evolution and look forward to the next generation of great Skeeter products."
Skeeter Products, Inc., a leader of performance fishing boats, is proud to support America’s fishing consumer for half a decade. Skeeter is the recipient of 14 consecutive NMMA® C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index awards, and its boats are certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat & Yacht Council standards.
For a catalog, call (800) SKEETER, or for more information visit www.skeeterboats.com.
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The 2016 model year is upon us and with that, a brand new offering from Skeeter Boats! The SX210 is the newest member of the saltwater bay boat lineup and this boat is a perfect example of good things coming in small packages.
At first glance, you might notice that the SX210 looks really BIG for a 21 foot bay boat. Standing next to the boat, sitting on its tandem axle aluminum trailer (standard equipment!) you can't help but think this boat might be bigger than the chrome model numbers on the side of the console indicate.
Out of the box, the SX210 comes equipped with some impressive standard equipment including the Torque Transfer System (more on that later!), an 8" setback plate, Seastar hydraulic steering, an 8 foot Pro-Series II Power Pole, a tandem axle trailer with brakes on both axles, and Tuff Coat fenders, axle, bow stop and tongue.
Other standard options include: Yamaha multi-function gauges, removable windshield, cup holders, lean post, courtesy lights, console cushion with backrest, rear jump seats, vertical rod holders(14), self bailing cockpit, rear livewell/baitwell with fill & recirculating pumps/timer (14 gallon), Yamaha stainless steel propeller, 1500GPH bilge pump with float switch, 6" stainless cleats (5), anchor storage box, front deck storage area, horizontal rod storage (port), retractable boarding ladder, swing-away tongue on the trailer and a spare tire and carrier on the trailer as well!
"What is the Torque Transfer System??"
I told you we would come back to this. The "TORQUE TRANSFER SYSTEM" is a rigid link between the transom of the boat, the engine mounting surface and the rest of the hull. It's a really smart concept that basically allows the stringer system of the hull to absorb the energy created by the engine rather than forcing the transom to absorb all of the energy itself. You can learn more by watching this video!
The SX210 has a great layout and we found it to be extremely comfortable with 3 or 4 people fishing at the same time. Most people tend to stand behind the console but for those who want to lounge back a little, there are two super comfortable jump seats at the transom port and starboard. When the boat isn't running, another comfortable seat can be found in front of the console - this doubles as a 14 gallon live well (or if you don't need 2 wells, a great cooler!)
There are plenty of dry storage hatches in the boat and the anchor locker actually has room for 2 full size anchors! There is a 25 gallon live well in between the jump seats at the transom and there's even storage under the leaning post behind the helm! There's ample rod storage in the forward port compartment and its matching starboard compartment makes a great fish box with an independent side drain system.
Now that you know what the SX210 comes equipped with, let's talk about the next part - performance! The Skeeter SX210 was introduced with the option to power with a Yamaha 150hp or 200hp outboard - For Testing Purposes, the SX210 we ran was powered by the F200XB.
Mid-Range (cruising) Performance: At 3000 RPM, the SX210 cruises at 21.9 MPH and burns 4.1 gallons per hour (5.34 miles per gallon).
Top-End Performance: At 6100 RPM, the SX210 runs at 51.6 MPH and burns 19.9 gallons per hour (2.59 miles per gallon).
In general, running at 3500 RPM, burning a little over 5 gallons per hour and sitting just under 30MPH, the ride is comfortable and efficient!
I know, I know....So HOW MUCH DOES IT COST???? (I thought you might ask...)
Unlike a lot of the boats in the market, Skeeter makes no secret about how much this fun-sized package will cost you. The nationally advertised price with a Yamaha F150 and all standard options is $39,995.00.
For more information on the all new 2016 Skeeter SX210 give us a call at 305-664-0064 or email us at sales@IslamoradaBoats.com and we will be happy to put a quote together for you!
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