Marine Sales of Pickwick has announced the purchase of Kentuckiana Yacht Sales in Gilbertsville, Ky. The acquisition includes a 10,000-square-foot showroom located at 5888 Hwy 641 North, three miles south of Kentucky Lake Dam.
“We are excited to be expanding our sales operations into the Kentucky Lake area,” said Ron Martin, Marine Sales of Pickwick’s general manager. “With this new location, we have the opportunity to utilize our skills to create a premier boat sales facility servicing the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley communities.”
Marine Sales projects big improvements once its two locations combine their inventory, management, marine technicians, marketing and infrastructure. The Marine Sales management team will also be strengthened with the addition of Ken Toby, who will run the operations in Kentucky.
“The Western Kentucky Lake Region for years has been a target area of expansion for our company,” stated Mike Tutor, dealer principal of Marine Sales. “The Land Between the Lakes community represents an area that has a deep appreciation for lake recreation and boating. We believe this acquisition, along with its great team and loyal customer, combined with the integration of our other product offerings, will help us expand and improve upon our ability to deliver the highest caliber of service Marine Sales is known for in this great boating community.”
An official grand opening for Marine Sales Kentucky location will be held in the spring 2014, after the dealership completes its full training and certification processes.
“Like at the Pickwick location, we want the Kentucky location to be dedicated to creating lasting family memories that start with an honest enjoyable sales experience.” said Toby, newly assigned general manager of Kentucky. “As we transition into the new ownership, our main focus will be to learn and live by best practices and standards set by Marine Sales of Pickwick. We will hold ourselves accountable to promote extra-ordinary customer service and integrity, as well as work hard to match customers with the best products to suit their boating lifestyle.”