Southport Boats Adds Dealer in Michigan


Southport Boats is no longer just an East-coast company; the boat builder is extending its reach to the Midwest with a new Michigan-area dealer. Southport Boats is based in Augusta, Maine, and specializes in 27-, 29- and 33-foot offshore center console boats. Although primarily an Atlantic coast company, Southport Boats will now be available through Blue Water Marine Brokerage, which has a service center in Bay City and a dealership/demonstration location in Port Austin.

“I had been looking to bring on an outboard boat line for many years,” says Jef Benkelman, owner of Blue Water Marine Brokerage, in a press release. “Southport was the first boat I found that truly incorporated all of the features I was looking for. I did not want to settle and work with a boat I was not truly proud of and passionate about.”

The move to Michigan is part of Southport Boats’ initiative to raise awareness and expand to new markets. 

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