South Jersey Yacht Sales, New Jersey’s premier sportfishing boat dealer, has announced plans for numerous capital improvements to the showroom and service area at their Somers Point location at 680 Bay Avenue. According to George C. Robinson III, President and Owner of South Jersey Yacht Sales, the improvements are a continuation of the commitment to upgrade the 12-plus acre facility after acquiring the site in late 2020.
“Our vision when we purchased the showroom and marina two years ago was to upgrade the property and transform it into a state-of-the-art sales office and best-in-industry service center,” Robinson said, adding “The new South Jersey Yacht Sales Showroom and Corporate Headquarters to be built here as well as the other upgrades we have planned for the marina associated with the new showroom’s construction will fulfill that goal.”
With groundbreaking set for this winter and a completion date expected in mid-November of 2023, the plans call for a new 10,500-square foot showroom which will provide ample floor space to display center console boats up to 60 feet. In addition to the latest in energy efficient mechanical, lighting, insulation, roofing and climate control systems, a specially designed heated flooring system for winter climate days will also be installed.
Additionally, 12 separate offices are planned for South Jersey Yacht Sales administrative and sales professional staff. Office space will also be provided for Dynamic Stabilizer Company, New Jersey’s authorized SeaKeeper sales and installation leader. Video display boards for all boat lines including Albemarle, Invincible, Jupiter, Valhalla Boatworks, Viking Yachts and Yellowfin will allow clients to easily view all models at a quick glance. Product display areas for Electrosea, SeaKeeper, Spot Zero, Release Marine, Yamaha and Mercury as well as equipment and services offered by Chart House Marine Electronics and Outfitting will provide an opportunity to learn more about equipment and service available from South Jersey Yacht Sales and its affiliates.
In addition to the new showroom, several major capital improvements are planned for the service center and the marina. Among the upgrades to be completed over the winter is a thorough dredging of the entire 42-slip marina to accommodate larger vessels. All new composite bulkheading and a new marina outer breakwater are also being installed. The rebuild of the 24 by 75-foot liftwell has been completed to better accommodate a 70 metric ton Travelift. Anew concrete forklift launch/haul pad will be installed and a total remodeling of the service center office building will include the addition of a kitchen and a customer waiting lounge.
“These improvements to our facility in Somers Point will help us continue to be the leader in sportfishing yacht sales and service in the region for many years to come,” Robinson noted.
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