The Start of Another Great Season
We Started launching late March, a little behind last year but we are always on Mother Nature’s schedule.
The water is rising nicely after all the rain, snow and the frozen ice cap the Region had. Did you know that 85% of the River water we get still comes over Niagara Falls.
Yes…. What the upper Great Lakes have , we eventually get…., the fortunate difference being that we have the Seaway locks to hold it back for the Season.
Here is Gord Launching on March 24. Thanks Gord.
What has Ed Huck Marine been doing all winter you ask? Well we sell and service boats … same as in the summer.
On the service side, our large climate controlled shop gets loaded on Mondays and your boats pop out a week or so later with your requested work orders completed. Magic….well sort of. The Magic part is our factory-trained technicians like Gord Warren and Scott Brewster and the years of experience they bring to the mix so that you’re boat is ready when you show up this Season. What if you forgot to tell us about the thing-a-ma-jig on your launch service order? Just email Sue or Chris and they will get the work in queue. We can’t fix what we don’t know about.
The Start of Another Great SALES Season
The sales side, well that takes a little more traveling. We started the Show Season at the Fort Lauderdale Boat show this past October, then had a chance to party with many of you at the Steam Whistle Brewery in January in Toronto. Next came Miami & Ottawa in February and finally the 1000 Islands Show in Gananoque. Each show has its own personality and audience. But the BEST show of all is the Open House we are hosting at Ed Huck Marine this Spring. This will be an opportunity to run a selection of Cobalts, Boston Whalers and Starcraft Pontoons to help decide what might work best for your Family's boating needs. Watch www.marina.ca Homepage or Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more details of this May Event.
We will have boats like the Boston Whaler Super Sports 13, 15 and the new 17 with a 90 HP Mercury. The 13SS has been our most popular Super Sport because of it’s unbeatable/unsinkable value, priced from $15,995. Now the 17SS will offer Boaters a longer more versatile go-anywhere option for less than $30,000. Also, the new 17SS makes an AWESOME Ski Boat . Of course all three models are totally customizable with countless Whaler options to make it “Yours”.
Would you like more information? Go to the Sales/Boston Whaler section our website. But hurry, we have a limited supply of Super Sports and we ALWAYS sell out early. Oh… and anyone who buys a New Whaler before May 15th receives a 5 Year Motor warranty at no charge.
What were the most popular boats at this year’s Boat Shows? With the premier showings of Cobalt’s new 200 Bowrider and 243 Cuddy, these were the boats that generated the most excitement. The 200 is the Most Affordable Cobalt ever with an in-water price of just $39,900.
The 243’s cuddy-cabin is larger than most 26' competitors', plus it has a really cool separate head compartment that you must see! We have new 2011 Cobalts from 20' to 32’, as well as a couple of2010 carry-overs at reduced prices. Call or email Don or Scott today.
As you can see there is lots of Sales content on marina.ca, but we also have fun stuff like pictures of this past Season’s Events, Discover Boating advice, and of course pictures and news of what the Sales department are up to.
Over the Winter, we were able to help our customers purchase some very special boats…
Like the New MYM Yachts 36Z, Boston Whalers largest ever Center Console, the 370 Outrage, Cobalt's very popular 323 Dayboat with Volvo’s New Joystick Control, and one of our continued favorites, the Beautiful 290 Hunt Coupe Hardtop. As well, Scott recently was able to visit Westport Shipyards in Seattle and help a Very Happy Client with the purchase of a new 85 Pacific Mariner.
The only Place to see any of these Boats (well maybe not the 85) in Canada is Ed Huck Marine. And yes… we know…. We have the Best Jobs in the world.
Housekeeping note, if you bought a New Sea Doo at either the Toronto or Ottawa Boat show, make sure you contact Scott, Don or Peter to make arrangements to finalize the sale BEFORE April 15th to receive the Boat Show Extended Warranty Offer. The new colour GTX LTD was a big Hit as was the new GTI Platform….especially as the Wake Model. We’ve got Great Spring Pricing in effect until we sell out.. so Hurry in.
Virtually Keeping in Touch
Want to keep an eye on what’s going on at Ed Huck Marine? Well now you can from your computer. Based on your Fall Feedback suggestions, we have added new improved Web Cams, some that you can pan, zoom & tilt to see more of what’s happening on the docks, in the yard and of course on the Gas Dock. We’ve even added bandwidth to keep up with traffic demand.
Want more contact with your favourite 1000 Islands Marina, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter or directly from our Latest News at www.marina.ca. Speaking of keeping up…. Have you seen our New Updated Website. WOW is how most are describing it, and while it has a cool new look …Content is King and our Sales, Service and Media sections are constantly being updated.
If you are interested in River activity and links to some great River resources, visit TheRiver.Me.
We would like to thank Thousand Islands Life Magazine for their great story about the Ed Huck Marine, titled 120 Years and Counting.
Speaking of on-line content. Kudos to Linda Ross for creating two wonderfully creative Thousand Islands Videos this past winter. Beautiful music set to Ian Coristine’s stunning photography plus a collection of River friends that all came together in something that can only be described as Beautiful. Where can I see these videos you ask? The Home page of marina.ca of course … look for 1000 Islands Voices.
The Summer of Events
Peter, Scott and the entire Staff are excited to welcome you all back to what will surely be another awesome summer. How do we know this? Well, we’ve got lots of Fun-Events planned as usual… Boat Rides, Sea Doo Rendezvous
plus more. Watch marina.ca as we finalize plans and dates to make your Summer the Most Fun it can be.
With this in mind a new event we are excited about for this Summer is the second annual Ride The Rideau.
On September 11, Peter & Scott will be biking 100 km from Ottawa to Merrickville-Wolford to help raise funds for cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, one of Canada's leading centers for cancer
research. Peter had the opportunity to join team Brick Peddlers and ride last Fall, the ride raised over $900,000.00! This coming all the Marina will be entering its own team in Ride the Rideau and anyone that would like to join the Huck's Land Cruisers team or support them please contact Peter for details or visit his personal page.
If not, please get it back to us ASAP so we know when you want to go Boating. Remember, we can’t all be Last –Out, First –In.
Quick Service Notes
If you are one of our Dockage/Winter Storage customers have you filled in and returned your Spring Launch Deliver form yet?
Plus we’ve got lots of Canvas Work, Buff & Wax and Service left to do before we get to Summer Fun.
Contact Sue or Chris with your requests and arrival plans.
The Boat and/or Cottage the right size for you but not all your guests? What better way to experience the river with extended family, friends or co-workers than booking The Scenic Lodge? Rental bookings are filling up fast but please email Jody for rental questions or inquiries. Pictures of the 5-bedroom property can be viewed at Scenic Lodge.
Why choose Ed Huck Marine?
What makes Ed Huck Marine stand out?
We know there are lots of different Reasons you choose to Deal with us.
-A Safe Gate-Secured facility in the Heart of the 1000 Islands.
-Open 50 weeks a year … and 7 days a Week in Season.
-Where The Boat Business is our ONLY Business.
-Our decision to represent ONLY the Industries Finest Brands.
-The Best Service Department in Eastern Ontario. What good is your Marina if you’re boat won’t run?
-Clean updated washrooms, Gazebo BBQ areas and Pool area.
-At 4 generations and going strong, our Business has been Builton Relationships… not transactions. Always has been, always will be. Get to know us better.
-We now have approximately 260 boat slips under our management and store over 350 watercraft both inside and outside. We have continually re-invested in both our facility and crew training.
-Ed Huck Marine's goal is to ensure our dockage customers the fastest possible service turnaround times to avoid any missed boating opportunities. We also offer a staffed gas dock featuring MacEwen 89 octane fuel and pump-out service. Our special events team continues to outdo themselves year after year with our annual Boat Show Party, Ladies Morning, Boat Cruises, Island Dinners and Sea Doo Rides.
We truly want Ed Huck Marine to be "Where Family and Friends come to Play".
Finally Peter, Scott and the entire Staff want to Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy Summer, Thank you for letting us be a part of it!!