It is with great pleasure, that I announce Walker Marine Group’s latest acquisition, the Cape Coral Boat Club, located 1503 SE 46th Ln, Cape Coral, FL 33904, on Florida’s West Coast. This facility houses approximately 260 boats in a state-of-the-art fully enclosed rack storage system. It also offers a beautiful air conditioned glass showroom as well as a fully stocked Parts and Service Department. We will be adding a fleet of new rental boats by year end.
This acquisition completes our expansion in the Lee County market, with locations at Fish-Tale Marina on Estero Island/Fort Myers Beach located 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, as well as our Sales and Service location on San Carlos Blvd located 16115 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908. The Cape Coral Marina will be renamed Walker’s Hideaway Marina of Cape Coral, in keeping with our other locations in Collier County.
“I am very excited about this opportunity”, said Jim Walker. We have created many customers in the Cape Coral market and this opportunity will allow us to better serve them, as well as help us grow in this very large and growing part of the county. We have just completed our due diligence and are now moving toward the transition with a scheduled closing date in mid-November.
We are very blessed to have some great new team members coming on board, already in place at the new location, making this transition seamless. I will also be transferring our Marco Island Hideaway Marina Manager, Larry Sincoskie, to take the lead as Manager of the Cape Coral Marina. Larry is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience and most recently, prior to managing our Marco Island Marina, was the manager at Snook Bight Marina, located on Fort Myers Beach for the last twelve years.
We plan to hit the ground running with our Sales Department at this location as well. We will be offering boats from Pursuit, Tiara, Scout, Chris Craft, Regal, Cobia and Jupiter. We will have a full staff of our seasoned-trained Sales Team in place and ready to handle all new, used and brokerage needs.
Service is where the rubber meets the road, we will be fully authorized for Yamaha, Mercury and Volvo with factory trained and backed technicians, as well as a fully stocked Parts Department.
We will be having a grand opening to be held in early January. My wife and I, as well as our team in Cape Coral, look forward to meeting you all there.
James B Walker
President / CEO
Walker Marine Group Inc.