Gulf Coast Boating Updates: Turner Marine Yacht Sales
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Issue: #2 October 20,2009
Turner Marine Celebrates 50 years
50 year Milestone Reached
October, 2009 was the anniversary for three generations of the Turner family in the boating business. This is a considerable feat in today's boating world and our celebration of this event focused on Mrs. Kathy Turner and Mr. Prince Turner Jr., the founders of Turner Marine. Beginning in Montgomery, Alabama in 1959 Turner expanded to the Gulf-Coast in 1973. Having handled a variety of sailboats including Sunfish, Columbia, Pearson, Hunter, Endeavour and many more, they were ideally suited to establish a repair yard and marina facility. The current line of boats including Island Packet, Catalina and Ranger Tugs are some of the most popular in the industry. The tradition lives on with the third generation of Turners, so Thank You very much to our customers for continued support!
Catalina 375 delivered this week!
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Joanna and I had another pleasurable week with the delivery of our 2009 Catalina 375, which always leads to the best part of being a sailboat broker, getting to sail! The morning looked dead calm but as we cleared the Dog River bridge, the winds introduced themselves from the southeast at 12 knots and the sailing was great. We put the 375 through all points of sail with Rod and Elizabeth both at the helm cruising around at 5 and 6 knots with a nice grin on their face. What a fun boat! (Click on the picture to learn more about this boat)
Last week we featured the Catalina 445 of which we have two on order. Results of the Annapolis Boat Show indicated that this was one of the most popular boats at the show! Boaters really loved this great new boat. Call to come see it!
Ranger Tug News
Ranger Closeout Season is here and now!
2009 Ranger Tug Specials
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Now is the time to buy your Ranger 29 or Ranger 25 at a great discount. Our 2009 Ranger Tug 29 loaded with options has been discounted 25% to $223,950 while our Ranger Tug 25 is marked down equally low to $139,950. These prices include trailers, bottom paint and commissioning. Hard to believe you can get these great boats at these great prices, but we need to make room for the 2010 models. Call now!
Don't miss these specials, they won't be around long!
Marina and Yard News
Snowbirds in full migration!
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It looks like this year's transient traffic is starting early and in earnest. This week already has seen 5 boats arrive for dockage and some mast stepping work orders. We have just finished several major boat repairs so we have plenty of time for bottom paint work and any installations of new equipment you may be considering. Call now as we have several new boat commissionings right around the corner!
Don't forget we now have Wifi and a courtesy car for your convenience.
Loopers, stop by and talk to us at our booth at the AGLCA fall rendezvous October 25 at Joe Wheeler State Park in Northern Alabama!
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Increased demand for our first class yacht repair and maintenance services from the "larger yacht owners" has convinced us to add a second travelift to our yard. We have a 50 Ton Marine Travelift coming soon. It should be operational in early 2010 and will give us much needed ability to handle vessels to 100,000 lbs for their repair, survey or storage needs.
Aside form our long time skills in sailing yachts sales, service and storage, we now have multiple 1st class outside contractors on site....Fiber Plastics, Island Canvas, Davison Marine (marine diesel specialists) and others, all of whom are long time proven resources for first class warrantable marine repairs and installations.
There are very few yards, nationwide, that have the complete range of products and skills that are available to our customers. Please visit us for all our marine maintenance needs and be assured we will provide quality work and great money savings.
Island Packet Yachts
Time to Bargain
Island Packet's fiscal year ending is October 31, which makes them even more receptive to accommodating customers on boats still in their plant inventory. If you are thinking about purchasing a great Island Packet, call now and let us see what we can do for you.
As we said last week, we have our SP Cruiser marked down to the be the deal of the century. You need to jump on this deal now!
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Check out all the new Island Packets including the Estero, IP-370, IP-460, IP-465 and the flagship IP-485 by clicking on the Island Packet emblem above.
Brokerage Boat Updates
Brokerage Listing Updates
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We have added several new boats to our brokerage list including a really nice Catalina 380 Cruiser/Racer, 2000 model and a nice 1978 CSY 44 ready for the Caribbean Cruise. Our newest trade is a 2003 Catalina 310. Get in early on this boat as it is a well equipped vessel in great condition.
Several owners have reduced the price on their listing with us including:
2006 Beneteau 473 $249,900
2001 Island Packet 420 $339,900
2004 Beneteau 423 $145,000
1990 Island Packet 38 $119,900
1997 Catalina 34 $ 74,950
The Beneteau 35 S 7 and the Catalina 28 are sold, two really nice boats. Congrats to the new owners.
If it is really exceptional quality and condition you are looking for you really need to explore our 2001 Island Packet 420. Reduced in price by $10,000, this boat spent 75% of its life in the fresh water on a northern Alabama lake where it still is located. The electronics on the boat were all new in August 2006 including E-80 radar/charts, autopilots, depth, wind, speed, stereo, vhf radio, refrigeration, and much more. The boat includes bow-thruster, great canvas, generator, air-conditioning-just every extra you would want. Click on the picture and see all the details of this fine Island Packet.
Turner Marine Supply, Inc.
5010 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, Alabama 36605
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Turner Marine Yacht Sales, Inc.