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Freeway Sports Sales Associate Dominic Melton stands aboard a 19-foot Yamaha AR195. Visit local dealers at the Novi Boat Show beginning March 16.

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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:57 pm

Boating season just days away

Tri-County Times | Fenton, MI
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With no ice left on area lakes, many boat and water enthusiasts are counting down the days until they can get their boats back into the water.

 To further the excitement of spring, boat owners, or potential boat owners, will want to plan an outing to the Novi Boat Show, which runs from March 16 to 19 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

 Show management expects boat sales to increase at the Novi Boat Show. Recreational boating is seeing some of its healthiest gains in nearly a decade, a trajectory that the National Marine Manufacturers Association expects to continue through 2018.

 “With thriving economic indicators and reports of new boaters entering the market from our dealers, all signs lead to continued growth,” said Novi Boat Show Manager and MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan. “Our recent Detroit Boat Show saw an attendance increase, and exhibitors reported some of the best sales ever seen at that show, we’re expecting the trend to continue in Novi.”

 Visitors to the boat show will have an opportunity to check out hundreds of new 2017 and new overstocked non-current model boats, motors and trailers, all priced to sell. There will be more than 100 exhibitors under one roof, showing boats for skiing, fishing and cruising, up to 30 feet in length. Plus, personal watercraft, accessories, dockage, hoists and much, much more will be available.

 Many of the dealers will be offering bargain prices, low interest rates and financing.

 Local residents will want to check out the local boat dealers that have a booth at the show. C C Sports, Inc. will be showing off their inventory in booths B7, B9 and B11. Look for their ad on Page 3B in this issue, as well. Their SeaDoo package includes two 2017 jet skis, four life vests, and trailer for $199/mo.

 Although they are not participating at the Novi Boat Show, White’s Landing and Lake Ponemah Marina are promoting their own boat show pricing at their local showrooms. Check out their ads on pages 16 and 17A. Boaters also will want to check out Freeway Sports Center’s ad on page 1B.

 Area boat dealers participating at the Novi Boat Show are Action Water Sports (Booths 405, 550), Aqua Sports Marine, Inc. (Booth 630), C C Sports, Inc. (Booths B7, B9, B11), Silver Spray Sports (Booth 650), Skipper Buds on Lake Fenton (Booths 350, 450) and Wilson Marine (Booths 740, 940).

Did you know …

 Michigan is the third largest marine market in the country with $842.5 million in sales of new powerboat, engine, trailer and accessories in 2015, behind only Florida and Texas (with year-round boating).

 There are nearly one million boats registered in Michigan, and an estimated four million boaters. That is more than 40 percent of the state’s population.

Novi Boat Show

March 16-19, 2017

noviboatshow.net

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Avenue

Novi, MI 48374

SHOW HOURS

Thursday Friday 2pm – 9pm

Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 11am – 6pm


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Press Release – City of Sails Marine

They say oil and water dont mix but local yachtsman and former top car salesman puts the lie to that.News Release
10 March 2017
Charles Clark

Oil, Water and Boats Can Mix

They say oil and water don’t mix – but local yachtsman and former top car salesman puts the lie to that.

Gulf Harbour based Charles Clark has years of experience in selling and driving cars – and as a yachtsman, he has covered many thousands of coastal and blue water miles.

His love affair with cars has kept him busy in the motor industry for a good part of his working life. He’s spent 22 years with Toyota NZ, responsible for marketing, sales and profitability of fleet sales to major corporate and government clients.

When Charles left the car industry to ‘retyre’ he went into yacht broking, building a reputation as an experienced, honest and no-nonsense yacht broker, guiding buyers into the right boat and sellers through the often complex boat sales process.

Now that he has joined Auckland-wide yacht broking firm City of Sails Marine as northern Auckland’s sales representative, Charles brings this extensive selling and nautical experience to local boat owners. Living only five minutes away from the busy Gulf Harbour Marina, he is well placed to advise buyers and sellers throughout the Hibiscus Coast and to northern Auckland.

City of Sails Marine owners Blair Harkness and Janis Marler are very pleased to welcome Charles aboard – he comes at a time when the brokerage has extended its dealership to include a range of new luxurious power and sailing catamarans; and is expanding its consultancy and sales arms to include a range of advanced and environmentally friendly boat hull paint systems.

Read More about Charles:

In his rare spare moments, Charles Clark heads either for the road with his Lexus 250c or MGB V8 Roadster – or the local yacht marina to sail his Elliot 10m Einstein or to talk boats.

Charles started sailing at the age of 8 when his father assisted him in building a P class, and he soon progressed through all the dinghy classes including Flying Dutchman, trailer yachts and eventually to a high performance Davidson 780 1/4 Tonner Stormrider. Later again, he campaigned a Spencer 40 Peridot for 22 years with the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club and Mana Cruising Club.

Charles then moved to a Lotus 10.6 that he used as a liveaboard and cruising and now has an Elliot 10metre Einstein, a sporty fun-to-sail keeler that is raced weekly as well as cruised.

Charles is also very experienced on restoration of yachts having kept a plywood Spencer in top condition for over 20 years including deck replacement plus re-engine he commissioned a full Osmosis repair on his lotus 10.6 and rebuilt his Elliot 10 over 3 months including keel and bulb. So his knowledge of yachts and their construction is comprehensive.

Charles has cruised and raced extensively in coastal and offshore events including the Tasman Triangle, Wellington to Sydney and Sydney Hobart races, and has assisted in a number of yacht deliveries between Fiji, Auckland and the South Island.

Charles is an enthusiastic Club Member and has held the rank of Vice Commodore at RPNYC and Rear Commodore at MCC as well as Gulf harbour Yacht Club, and has trained his daughter-in -law’s women’s crew to successes.

Charles retired in 2009 from Toyota New Zealand where he was for 22 years responsible for marketing, sales and profitability of fleet sales to major corporate clients including the New Zealand Government. He helped to reach a significant sales record, selling direct to clients vehicles to the value of over $30 Million per annum. Prior to his career with Toyota he was employed in the meat export business, specialising in the trade to the Emirates and Middle East, with responsibilities in Europe and the USA.

Starting his Marine Broking career in 2010, Charles has worked with Vinings Marine Brokers, with Terry Needham to assist in the sale of new yachts from the Danish Firm of X Yachts, and more recently with Don Salthouse and Gulf Group. Charles’ Wife passed away last year and he took seven weeks leave of absence and then joined City of Sails Marine.

Over the past 5 years working as a Marine Broker Charles has sold yachts launches to the value of over NZ$4,500,000, despite the difficult market conditions.

With his experience at corporate level sales and marketing, legal matters, negotiating contracts and closing deals between many and varied people, Charles is an expert at not just smoothing the many complexities of the buy/sell process, he is also skilled at supplying the after sales service, deliveries and advice on boat construction, handling etc when needed.

In summary Charles with his corporate background and attention to detail can plan a marketing campaign to maximise the return and benefits to his vendors as well as identifying his new clients’ needs and requirements.

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Oil, Water and Boats Can Mix

News Release
10 March 2017

Charles Clark

Oil, Water and Boats
Can Mix

They say oil and water don’t mix –
but local yachtsman and former top car salesman puts the lie
to that.

Gulf Harbour based Charles Clark has years of
experience in selling and driving cars – and as a
yachtsman, he has covered many thousands of coastal and blue
water miles.

His love affair with cars has kept him busy
in the motor industry for a good part of his working life.
He’s spent 22 years with Toyota NZ, responsible for
marketing, sales and profitability of fleet sales to major
corporate and government clients.

When Charles left the
car industry to ‘retyre’ he went into yacht broking,
building a reputation as an experienced, honest and
no-nonsense yacht broker, guiding buyers into the right boat
and sellers through the often complex boat sales
process.

Now that he has joined Auckland-wide yacht
broking firm City of Sails Marine as northern Auckland’s
sales representative, Charles brings this extensive selling
and nautical experience to local boat owners. Living only
five minutes away from the busy Gulf Harbour Marina, he is
well placed to advise buyers and sellers throughout the
Hibiscus Coast and to northern Auckland.

City of Sails
Marine owners Blair Harkness and Janis Marler are very
pleased to welcome Charles aboard – he comes at a time
when the brokerage has extended its dealership to include a
range of new luxurious power and sailing catamarans; and is
expanding its consultancy and sales arms to include a range
of advanced and environmentally friendly boat hull paint
systems.

Read More about Charles:

In
his rare spare moments, Charles Clark heads either for the
road with his Lexus 250c or MGB V8 Roadster – or the local
yacht marina to sail his Elliot 10m Einstein or to talk
boats.

Charles started sailing at the age of 8 when his
father assisted him in building a P class, and he soon
progressed through all the dinghy classes including Flying
Dutchman, trailer yachts and eventually to a high
performance Davidson 780 1/4 Tonner Stormrider. Later
again, he campaigned a Spencer 40 Peridot for 22 years with
the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club and Mana Cruising
Club.

Charles then moved to a Lotus 10.6 that he used as a
liveaboard and cruising and now has an Elliot 10metre
Einstein, a sporty fun-to-sail keeler that is raced weekly
as well as cruised.

Charles is also very experienced on
restoration of yachts having kept a plywood Spencer in top
condition for over 20 years including deck replacement plus
re-engine he commissioned a full Osmosis repair on his lotus
10.6 and rebuilt his Elliot 10 over 3 months including keel
and bulb. So his knowledge of yachts and their construction
is comprehensive.

Charles has cruised and raced
extensively in coastal and offshore events including the
Tasman Triangle, Wellington to Sydney and Sydney Hobart
races, and has assisted in a number of yacht deliveries
between Fiji, Auckland and the South Island.

Charles is an
enthusiastic Club Member and has held the rank of Vice
Commodore at RPNYC and Rear Commodore at MCC as well as Gulf
harbour Yacht Club, and has trained his daughter-in -law’s
women’s crew to successes.

Charles retired in 2009 from
Toyota New Zealand where he was for 22 years responsible for
marketing, sales and profitability of fleet sales to major
corporate clients including the New Zealand Government. He
helped to reach a significant sales record, selling direct
to clients vehicles to the value of over $30 Million per
annum. Prior to his career with Toyota he was employed in
the meat export business, specialising in the trade to the
Emirates and Middle East, with responsibilities in Europe
and the USA.

Starting his Marine Broking career in 2010,
Charles has worked with Vinings Marine Brokers, with Terry
Needham to assist in the sale of new yachts from the Danish
Firm of X Yachts, and more recently with Don Salthouse and
Gulf Group. Charles’ Wife passed away last year and he
took seven weeks leave of absence and then joined City of
Sails Marine.

Over the past 5 years working as a Marine
Broker Charles has sold yachts launches to the value of
over NZ$4,500,000, despite the difficult market
conditions.

With his experience at corporate level sales
and marketing, legal matters, negotiating contracts and
closing deals between many and varied people, Charles is an
expert at not just smoothing the many complexities of the
buy/sell process, he is also skilled at supplying the after
sales service, deliveries and advice on boat construction,
handling etc when needed.

In summary Charles with his
corporate background and attention to detail can plan a
marketing campaign to maximise the return and benefits to
his vendors as well as identifying his new clients’ needs
and
requirements.

Ends

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