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Popular free boating classes return in April

3/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - Posted to Blog
At Russell Marine, we love introducing new people to the joys of boating and Lake Martin. In early April, we’re hosting two opportunities to either learn from scratch or to sharpen your existing skills. We also love helping you get ready for the summer season, so be sure to save the date for our ann...
Popular free boating classes return in April
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At Russell Marine, we love introducing new people to the joys of boating and Lake Martin. In early April, we’re hosting two opportunities to either learn from scratch or to sharpen your existing skills. We also love helping you get ready for the summer season, so be sure to save the date for our annual In-Water Boat Show, too.

Boating Basics Course

Saturday, April 1, 8am
The Ridge Marina

Need your boating operator’s license or just want to refresh your boating skills? This free boating education class offered by Russell Marine will be conducted at The Ridge Marina by Officer Frank Cartwright of the Alabama Marine Police. The course is open to anyone age 12 years and up. The class will run about eight hours with a one-hour lunch break. The boating operation license test will be administered after lunch. The course is also open as a refresher to a licensed boat operator. To register for the course, email Officer Cartwright at frank.cartwright@alea.gov. Space is limited.

“Women on Lake Martin” Boating Class

Saturday, April 8
River North Marina

Russell Marine’s River North Marina, along with the Alabama Marine Police and instructors from Lake Martin Resource Association, will host the Women on Lake Martin boating class on Saturday, April 8. This course is free to all women who want to become more familiar with boating laws and best practices of boating. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session. Availability is limited to 16 participants per session. Contact Doug Hamrick at 256.397.1500 or dhamrick@russelllands.com for information.

Save the date for our biggest show of the year!

Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show
The Ridge Marina, Lake Martin
April 28-30

It’s springtime at Russell Marine! The grass is turning green, the flowers are blooming, the lake levels are rising, and summer is right around the corner. Spring to us also means it is time for the largest in-water boat show in the Southeast, the In-Water Boat show at The Ridge Marina.

The show will take place Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30. We invite you to come out and enjoy a fun day in the sun with the whole family, see the new 2017 boat models, check out all the new gear in the Pro Shop, demo a stand-up paddleboard,  and maybe win some exciting prizes, too. With more than 50 boats on the water available for demos and another 50 boats on display, there’s something to interest every lake lover.

Demo any 2017 model from Sea Ray, Godfrey Pontoons, Nautique, Hurricane, Key West, or Sea-Doo, and you will receive a key that just may unlock a treasure chest filled with great giveaways!

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Russell Marine Proudly Kicks Off Season at Birmingham Boat Show

2/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - Posted to Blog
Russell Marine was one of the largest exhibitors at the 46th Annual Birmingham Boat Show at the BJCC January 19–22. The show attracted more than 20,000 boating enthusiasts from the surrounding lakes, such as Logan Martin, Smith Lake, Lake Guntersville, and our very own Lake Martin. The Russell Marin...
Russell Marine Proudly Kicks Off Season at Birmingham Boat Show
Russell Marine was one of the largest exhibitors at the 46th Annual Birmingham Boat Show at the BJCC January 19–22. The show attracted more than...   Keep Reading

Russell Marine was one of the largest exhibitors at the 46th Annual Birmingham Boat Show at the BJCC January 19–22. The show attracted more than 20,000 boating enthusiasts from the surrounding lakes, such as Logan Martin, Smith Lake, Lake Guntersville, and our very own Lake Martin.

The Russell Marine exhibit showcased the shiny new 2017 boat models from Godfrey Pontoon Boats, Nautique (including the versatile new GS series), Key West, Sea Ray, and Sea-Doo. The pro shop was fully stocked with all the new gear and boards from top-of-the-line brands such as Hyperlite, Byerly, Connelly, and more. Pro rider Jimmy LaRiche drew a large crowd to the booth signing autographs and promoting the sport of wakeboarding.

The show was a great way to start the season and is sure to be the kickoff of a great year.
 
Stay tuned! There’s more to come!

Be sure to save the date and mark your calendars for Russell Marine’s annual In-Water Boat Show at The Ridge Marina, April 28-30. We will have over 50 boats on land and 50 on the water to demo. You’ll also find live music, food, and great giveaways!
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2017 boat show season is here!

1/3/2017 12:00:00 AM - Posted to Blog
If you haven’t attended a boat show recently, you will want to mark your calendar and make plans to attend one in 2017! The shows are bigger and better than ever, and Russell Marine will be showing off the hottest new boat models in Huntsville and Birmingham. Then, we will be gearing up for the larg...
2017 boat show season is here!


If you haven’t attended a boat show recently, you will want to mark your calendar and make plans to attend one in 2017! The shows are bigger and...   Keep Reading

If you haven’t attended a boat show recently, you will want to mark your calendar and make plans to attend one in 2017! The shows are bigger and better than ever, and Russell Marine will be showing off the hottest new boat models in Huntsville and Birmingham. Then, we will be gearing up for the largest inland in-water boat show in the southeast located at our very own Ridge Marina on Lake Martin. Whether you are a first-time boater, looking to upgrade to a new boat, or shopping for new gear, we are sure to have something for everyone.

The Huntsville Boat Show

Von Braun Center, Huntsville
January 13-15, 2017


Located at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, The Huntsville Boat Show will take place January 13-15, 2017. Come check out the top-of-the-line 2017 boats from Nautique, Key West, and Hurricane. We will also have Godfrey Pontoon Boat models from Aqua Patio, Sanpan, and Sweetwater. The pro shop will be filled with great gear and accessories from brands such as Hyperlite, Byerly, Connelly, Costa del Mar, Sun Bum, Yeti, and much more. Plus, register to win great prizes!
 
Birmingham Boat Show

BJCC Arena, Birmingham
January 19-22, 2017


Alabama’s largest marine expo, the Birmingham Boat Show launches its 46th consecutive year at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center, January 19-22, 2017. Visit Russell Marine in booth 114 to view all new boat models from elite boat manufacturers such as Nautique, Sea Ray, Hurricane, Key West, Sea-Doo, and Godfrey Pontoon Boats, including the new Sweetwater, Sanpan and Aqua Patio models.

In addition to boats, we will have a fully-stocked pro shop with great gear from Hyperlite, Byerly, Connelly, Yeti, Sun Bum, Chill Rafts, Costa del Mar, Sperry Top-Sider, and the first ever stand-up pedalboard, the Hobie Cat.

Meet pro rider Jimmy LaRiche
Water sport enthusiasts will want to be sure to stop by the Russell Marine booth at the Birmingham Boat Show to meet pro rider Jimmy LaRiche, two-time Men’s Junior World Champion and Men’s National Junior Champion. Jimmy will be signing autographs and taking photos Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

To top it all off, we will be giving away great prizes. So, visit Russell Marine in booth 114 at the Birmingham Boat Show January 19-22, 2017!

In-Water Boat Show

The Ridge Marina, Lake Martin
April 28-30, 2017


Russell Marine’s annual In-Water Boat Show at The Ridge Marina on Lake Martin will take place Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30! You will not want to miss the festivities or the opportunity to see and demo the 2017 boats and personal watercraft models for yourself! With more than 50 boats in the water available for demos and another 50 boats on display, there’s something to interest every lake lover. Come check out the 2017 boat models from Sea Ray, Hurricane, Godfrey Pontoon Boats, Nautique, Key West, and Sea-Doo.

We are proud to be recognized as number four in the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the leading trade publication for the marine industry. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and tag us in your favorite boating pictures! We love to see everyone enjoying life on the water!
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