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MarineMax Increases Presence in the Northeast

~ Expands in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts~

CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2012-- MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it has acquired Bassett Marine LLC’s retail sales and operations in Westbrook, Connecticut and Warwick, Rhode Island and added western Massachusetts to its territory for its Sea Ray product line. This acquisition increases its store locations to 55.

The newly acquired geographic markets are contiguous with MarineMax’s New York and Connecticut markets. The Company believes additional operating and purchasing benefits can be derived over time by combining the management, marketing, and infrastructure of its stores in the region. The newly acquired stores will focus on selling premium cruising and fishing brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian, Azimut and likely other offerings that are well-suited for the marketplace.

William H. McGill, Jr., Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of MarineMax, stated, “The New England region has long been a target area of expansion for our company. It represents one of the wealthiest areas of the country and has a deep appreciation and affinity for boating. We believe this acquisition, with its great team and loyal customer following, combined with the integration of our other product offerings and operations, will help us expand and improve upon our ability to deliver the MarineMax caliber of service in this great boating area.”

About MarineMax

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax is the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. Focused on premium brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian, Cabo, Hatteras, Azimut Yachts, Grady-White, Bayliner, Nautique and Malibu, MarineMax sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and provides yacht brokerage services. MarineMax currently has 55 retail locations and operates within Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas. MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include (1) the Caompany’s belief that additional operating and purchasing benefits can be derived over time by combining the management, marketing, and infrastructure of it stores in the region: (2)the Company’s ability to successfully integrate the acquired business into its operations; and (3) the Company’s strategy strategyto successfully expand and improve upon its ability to deliver the MarineMax caliber of service in this great boating area, and (3) the Company’s ability to successfully expand into new markets and establish a presence in the new regions. These statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations as of the date of this release. These risks include risks identified in MarineMax’s Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Source: MarineMax Inc.

MarineMax, Inc.
Michael H. McLamb
Chief Financial Officer
727-531-1700
or
ICR, Inc.
Brad Cohen
203-682-8211
bcohen@icrinc.com