Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014 — Boats Direct USA to Showcase Newly-Acquired Deep Impact Boats & More!

Mark Fischer's Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Mark Fischer’s Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

FORT LAUDERDALE – Visit the Boats Direct USA exhibit at the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and experience awesome: Deep Impact BoatsBlack Water BoatsOcean Hawk Power Boats and Southport Boats.

What’s not to like? And all of these incredible boats are all priced thousands below their competition!

Whether you love to cruise in luxury or simply get to the fish faster, the Boats Direct USA display at Bahia Mar, H/I Dock 7-10, is a stop you have to make. Our boats will be in the water outside the floating dock area at Bahia Mar. Our sales staff will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing fishing machines and luxury center consoles.

399 Poker Run Edition

399 Poker Run Edition

For more information about the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, click HERE.

“We represent some of the leaders in our industry. We are going to have five boats on the water on display and we encourage and invite everyone to come down and spend some time with us at our booth,” said Marc Jacob, sales manager for Boats Direct USA.

Step on board. You don’t want to miss the flamboyant orange-and-white Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition that is personally owned by Boats Direct USA owner Mark Fischer. The highly-customizable Deep Impact Boats are known for their eccentric colors, top notch luxury and quality workmanship. Fischer acquired Deep Impact Boats in August and plans to keep improving what is an already incredible brand.

399 Poker Run Edition

399 Poker Run Edition

“We are going to make a fantastic boat even more superior,” Jacob said, referring to the Deep Impact Boats acquisition.

Other head-turners include a breathtaking pair of 36’ Black Water Boats: One is a hard core fishing machine, made for catching the big ones. The other, our 36′ Black Water Sport model, combines the fishability of our Black Water Tournament Edition with lots of creature comforts like luxurious forward seating, custom simulated teak flooring designed to last longer on the water; a full electronics package; and a live well — complete with a see-through window — that can double as a wine cooler.

With this sort of luxury, boaters can cruise the Intracoastal Waterway in style, enjoy dinners on the water and soak up rays on customized sunpads that will turn the entire bow into a lounge area for sun worshippers.

Other boats on display will include the Ocean Hawk 33,  a sexy boat known for its ability to run in big water while providing a dry, stable ride; and a 2015 27’ Southport center console with an upgraded hard top; a roomier head fully-equipped with a sink and mirror; forward and rear seating; bolster seating for the leaning post; two live wells and twin 200-horsepower Yamaha engines.

“The show is going to be a special event to kick-start the Season,” said Boats Direct USA Manager Anthony Ousley. “We look forward to having multiple orders from the inventory boats we are bringing to the show. We expect a high demand for these products once they see the capabilities and fit and finish of the Black Water Boat and Deep Impact Boat brands.”

“We can’t wait to show off these custom masterpieces,”  Ousley said.

BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE
Oct 30 – Nov 3, 2014
Prime Time Preview:
Thurs. Oct 30, 10am – 7pm

General Admission: 
Fri. Oct 31, 10am – 7pm
Sat. Nov 1, 10am – 7pm
Sun. Nov 2, 10am – 7pm
Mon. Nov 3, 10am – 5pm

SHOW ADMISSION

Prime Time Preview (Thurs. Oct.30) -  $38 online and $40.00 at Show

2-Day Tickets- $40 online and $42 at Show

General Admission
Adult – $22 online and $24 at Show
Children, ages 6-15: $7 online and $9 at Show
Children under 6 - Free

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Black Water Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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Boats Direct USA Hires Marc Jacob as New Sales Manager

Boats Direct USA Sales Manager Marc Jacob

Boats Direct USA Sales Manager Marc Jacob

In an effort to better serve customers, Boats Direct USA has hired a new sales manager with more than three decades of marine industry experience:

Meet Marc Jacob, the Key Largo-based boat dealer’s newest hand on deck.

Jacob, an Ohio native who lives in Delray Beach, was hired in October for his extensive knowledge of the boating industry. Jacob has worked in every aspect of the marine industry including sales and customer service, for more than 35 years.

“I bring a lot of experience to the table, dealing with manufactures and dealing with clients and knowing what it takes to satisfy the customer,” Jacob said. Jacob’s background includes years as a Florida licensed yacht and ship broker, a sales consultant for Fastboats Marine Group of Pompano Beach, and numerous years as partner/general manager for an Ohio-based marine business.

Jacob joins the Boats Direct USA team at a busy time. Boats Direct USA owner Mark Fischer acquired the trademark and assets of Deep Impact Boats in August, and then moved its boat manufacturing facilities to the same Miami location where Black Water Boats are manufactured.  Fischer is hoping the addition of Deep Impact Boats will also direct  more attention on Black Water Boats, known for their hard-core fishability.

Historically, the Deep Impact brand has been known for its special features, eccentric colors, luxury, high performance and custom build. The same will continue, but the boats will be even better, Fischer has said.

The addition of Deep Impact was just one of several  inventory changes at Boats Direct USA in 2014.

Earlier this year, Boats Direct USA also began selling the affordable NauticStar Boats and upscale Southport Boats, providing Boats Direct USA customers with an even larger and more varied selection of high-quality boats.

The brands hail from different spectrums: NauticStar Boats are extremely affordable and appeal to those seeking family pleasure cruising. Southport Boats are sexy, high performance and well-made.  These top-of-the-line boats suit the serious fisherman but can also be used for pleasure cruising.

Enter Jacob, a licensed Florida yacht and ship salesman and a longtime boat consultant and broker. Fischer hired Jacob to keep Boats Direct USA moving forward.

“I always strive to find the very best people to be resources for my customers,” Fischer said. “Marc Jacob is extremely respected in the industry. With him on our team, we will take Black Water, Deep Impact and all our other boat brands to the next level.”

Jacob said his passion and enthusiasm for boating are undying. He can’t wait to spend time on the water promoting and selling boats, attending poker runs and boat shows and whatever else to get the Boats Direct USA name out there.

“There is a lot more to do. It’s how you handle the customer. I enjoy doing what I am doing now,” Jacob said.  “There are not that many people who can pick a career and do the same thing for 35 years and absolutely love what they do.”

 

Boats Direct USA to Exhibit Deep Impact Boats and Black Water Boats at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

FORT LAUDERDALE – With the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show just weeks away, Boats Direct USA is readying a stunning offering of boats that will appeal to both dedicated anglers and pleasure cruisers who love luxury.Deep Impact Updated Logo

Mark Fischer's Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Mark Fischer’s Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

The Yachting Capital of the World will host the boat show October 30th through November 3rd, with exhibits from yacht builders and designers to just about every kind of watercraft possible. Boats for sale will range from flats boats and center consoles to high performance boats and luxury cabin cruisers.

Serious anglers, don’t miss Boats Direct USA’s Black Water and Deep Impact displays, which will include the Black Water 36 Sport and the Black Water 36 Sportfish, and Deep Impact’s 399 Poker Run Edition and 360 Tournament Edition.

Boats Direct USA’s boats will be on display at Bahia Mar/ Hall Of Fame/Las Olas Marina Show 2014, H/I Dock 7-10. For more information on the boat show, click here. 

Black Water boats are known for their fit and finish and their fishability. These amazing head-turners’ spectacular attention to detail and impressive construction are courtesy of boat builder Eugenio Uriarte, a former homebuilder and self-professed perfectionist.Florida king fishing champion Clayton Kirby was so impressed with the Black Water boat construction he became the brand spokesman in late 2013.

BoatsDirectUSA jpegWhile you’re at the Boat Show, make sure to check out Boats Direct USA’s newest offerings: the gorgeous, luxurious Deep Impact Boat line.

Boats Direct USA Owner Mark Fischer acquired the assets and trademark of Deep Impact Boats in early August. With the expansion, brand recognition of both Black Water Boats and Deep Impact Boats is expected to increase.

Mark and Eileen Fischer on their Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Mark and Eileen Fischer on their Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Fischer relocated the Deep Impact Boat manufacturing headquarters to Miami, where he currently manufactures Black Water Boats and Ocean Hawk.

Uriarte is excited to take Deep impact to new levels, with an even more increased emphasis on detail, fit and finish becoming an integral part of the Deep Impact brand. Historically, the brand has been known for its special features, eccentric colors, luxury, high performance and custom build. The same will continue, but the boats will be even better, Uriarte said.

“Mark and I are two people who obviously make whatever we are doing work,” Uriarte has said. Fischer and Uriarte have already built success from the ground up, as evidenced by the growing popularity of Black Water Boats and the exponential growth of Fischer’s used car mega-market Off Lease Only.

Owning a boat business that offers the best of both worlds – fishing and luxury center consoles – is the total package, Fischer said.

The boat show will be composed of exhibits at seven locations. The very best location being of course the outside floating dock area at Bahia Mar where Boats Direct USA will have its gorgeous new boats for sale on display. Other exhibits will be at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center; the Bahia Mar Yachting Center; the Hall of Fame Marina; the Las Olas Marina; The Sails Marina; Pier 66 Marina and the Fort Lauderdale Hilton.

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Black Water Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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Boats Direct USA To Sponsor “Conch Scramble” Charity Golf Tournament

Imagine whacking a biodegradable golf ball from a waterside dock towards a floating target, all in the name of charity.

Sound like fun? It doesn’t get any crazier than the seventh annual “Conch Scramble,” a September 27 floating golf tournament in Key Largo sponsored in part by Boats Direct USA.

It’s a “par tee” on the water aimed at helping kids. Last year, the event raised $70,000 for charity, said Gina Boilini, who manages the family-owned business Doc’s Diner in Key Largo and helps organize the event.

“It is definitely unique to our wonderful community. It puts a little spin on golf. It incorporates all of our favorites – water, boats and golf,” Boilini said.

Mark and Eileen Fischer on their Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Mark and Eileen Fischer on their Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Boats Direct USA owners Mark and Eileen Fischer, who regularly donate to children’s charities, will be participating with their signature orange-and-white Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition.

“We love working with local charities in the Keys. This one especially touched Eileen and my hearts as the money raised gets donated to help children,” said Mark Fischer. “It’s all about giving back and I encourage other successful business owners to do the same. At the end of the day it feels wonderful to be in a position where we can help make others’ lives a little bit brighter.”

Boats Direct USA, a factory outlet in Key Largo, is the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Black Water Boats and Ocean Hawk.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Upper Keys Foundation and the Plantation Key School PTA.

The Upper Keys Foundation’s mission is to secure a solution to prevent the Monroe County School Board from eliminating all athletic appropriations. The organization’s goal is to create a service program in which student athletes use their time and energy to serve the community to give back to other causes. The Plantation Key School PTA promotes the welfare and education of students at the school.

The Fischers’ Lamborghini orange-and-white Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition will be front and center at the event, as radio personalities Hoebee, host of Afternoon Drive on Sun Classic Rock, and Ricky Lopez, King of Florida Keys radio, broadcast live from the deck of this stunning boat.

sunlogo2014“Boats Direct USA has a very close relationship with the Florida Keys Media Group. They have been amazing partners over the years with our Key Largo Fun Run events that benefitted the Coral Restoration Foundation
and the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center,” Fischer said. “The Conch Scramble will definitely appreciate the exposure to listeners from Key Largo down to Key West being able to tune into the fun that Hoebee and Rick will be having on my Deep Impact Boat. It will be a play-by-play live show throughout the day of fun and excitement with two of Florida Keys’ favorite radio personalities.”

Hoebee and Ricky Lopez said they are honored to be participating.

WKWF's Rick Lopez

WKWF’s Rick Lopez

“Radio is all about tuning in to our local communities and making sure we give coverage to events like this that truly raise awareness for a great cause,” Lopez said. “ Hoebee and I care more about keeping our kids busy with good activities than words can describe, and we are ready to hit some balls off the back of Mark’s gorgeous 399 Deep Impact!”

The event has already stirred interest, with 45 teams composed of four players and a designated driver expected to participate, Boilini said. Each team will display a flag on the boat identifying them as a player.

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Bill Hoebe of "Hoebee In The Afternoon Experiment" on SUN 103.1

Bill Hoebe of “Hoebee In The Afternoon Experiment” on SUN 103.1

The floating golf game is composed of nine floating targets positioned at varying distances from the tee. Target placement will range from 30 to 120 yards from each dock.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a golf pro or a duffer. Some players play to win. Some players play for fun. In the end, it’s all for a good cause.

A kickoff party is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Mile Marker 80 in Islamorada, Oceanside.

Kickoff, directions and the reading of rules will be at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, the 27th.  Scoring and awards will be at 4 p.m. at the Oceanview & Sports Pub, bayside. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, September 28th. For more information about the tournament, call 305.481.5857.

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Black Water Boats and Ocean Hawk and has over 100 new and used boats for sale. Call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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Boats Direct USA, Off Lease Only Contribute $26,000 to Kids’ Charities

Mark & Eileen Fischer on Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition at Emerald Coast Poker Run

Mark & Eileen Fischer on Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition at Emerald Coast Poker Run

Mark and Eileen Fischer — owners of Off Lease Only, Boats Direct USA and Deep Impact Boats, donated nearly $26,000 to children’s charities at the 22nd Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run in Destin last weekend.

The Fischers are avid powerboaters, anglers, car buffs and longtime supporters of community charities, especially those that benefit children.

The Emerald Coast Foundation’s Boat week, which includes the Emerald Coast Poker Run, raised an amazing $150,000 for charity, with 160 boats participating. Proceeds from Boat Week events will be divided among four charities in the Panhandle: the Eleanor J. Johnson Youth Center, which provides after-school activities for needy children; Children in Crisis, Inc., which supports an emergency shelter and related facilities for foster kids; AMI Kids, which provides youth development programs for at-risk kids; and Horizons, a grassroots advocacy organization for citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families.

“Eileen and I are ecstatic that we were able to give back to such an amazing foundation where 100 percent of the proceeds go to helping children,” said Mark Fischer.  “Stu from The Florida Powerboat Club did an absolutely amazing job organizing the event. It’s really awesome to see everyone dig into their pockets to help such a wonderful cause!”

Eileen Fischer got the donations rolling by buying a seat at the final poker table with a donation of $3,000. Then Ms. Fischer won $10,000 at the table and immediately gave it all back to the Poker Run charities. The Fischers bought back in again for the last hand, and contributed an additional $12,500.

Mark and Eileen Fischer are a quiet supporters of good causes:  They have donated numerous cars to needy families, sponsored sports teams and donated generously and regularly to an array of child-related charities. The way they see it, donating to the Emerald Coast Foundation made sense because it combined their love of boating with a great cause.

“We are honored to be involved with the Emerald Coast Charities and we look forward to going to Destin next year to do it again!” Mark Fischer added.

Stu Jones, president of the Florida Powerboat Club, said the Emerald Coast Poker Run just keeps growing.

“This year’s event was a HUGE success for the Emerald Coast Foundation! Not only did we raise more money this year than in years past, but we had a blast doing so,” said Jones, who first got involved with the Poker Run 16 years ago.

“We had approximately 20-30 boats that would enter into the Poker Run event in our humble beginnings,” Jones said. “Once the Emerald Coast Foundation turned over the Poker Run portion of Boat Week to the Florida Powerboat Club, our members quickly embraced the event. You can see by the incredible turnout of 160 registered boats. The event has also been an excellent way to attract new members to the club.”

The event marked the Fischers’ first appearance in their flamboyant orange and white Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition since announcing Boats Direct USA’s recent acquisition of Deep Impact boats. Deep Impact will be manufactured at the same Miami factory as Blackwater boats.Deep Impact Updated Logo

Mark Fischer purchased the trademark and assets of Deep Impact in early August, and is in the process of expanding his manufacturing operations to accommodate production of the custom boats known for luxury and performance.

Fischer has been manufacturing Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk under the supervision of renowned boat builder Eugenio Uriarte. Fischer has vowed to make Deep Impact even better with Uriarte supervising production. Uriarte’s boats are known for their fit and finish and close attention to detail.

The Fischers have long-admired the Deep Impact brand so they were thrilled to acquire Deep Impact and continue producing the boats under the expertise of Uriarte.  Boats Direct USA, in Key Largo, is the exclusive factory outlet now for Deep Impact and sells both new and used boats.

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Fischers, who also announced the expansion of their used car giant Off Lease Only into Orlando. They plan to open a third dealership in Orlando just miles from Orlando International Airport by November 1, 2014. Off Lease Only is nationally known for its unbeatable prices and gigantic selection of like-new used cars.

The Fischers currently operate two dealerships in Lake Worth and Miami and are in the process of building a huge new Lake Worth facility to accommodate exponential growth in Palm Beach County.  Mark Fischer has big plans for his coming dealership in Orlando as well: Fischer expects to immediately sell 300 cars a month in Orlando and be selling more than 500 cars a month by March 2015. The site includes a sprawling 40-acre stretch that was previously occupied by a rent-a-car agency, situated close to the airport for convenience.

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.BoatsDirectUSA jpeg

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Boats Direct USA Empire Expands with Acquisition of Deep Impact Boats

Mark and Eileen Fischer on their Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Mark and Eileen Fischer on their Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Mark Fischer, owner of Boats Direct USA and used car goliath Off Lease Only, has purchased the assets and Trademark of Deep Impact boats, adding custom, high-performance luxury to his growing South Florida boat manufacturing empire.Deep Impact Updated Logo

“Deep Impact was always one of my favorite brands,” Fischer said. “The opportunity to combine the customized beauty of Deep Impact with the fit and finish of Blackwater was like a dream come true.”

Fischer acquired Deep Impact last week and is relocating its manufacturing headquarters to Miami, where he currently manufactures Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk under the supervision of  renowned boat builder Eugenio Uriarte.  Blackwater fishing boats are known for their fit and finish, quality construction and meticulous attention to detail. Ocean Hawk boats are associated with speed and pleasure cruising.

Fischer, whose flamboyant orange and white Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition is a standard at boat shows and poker runs, has long-admired the Deep Impact brand. So Fischer was thrilled to acquire Deep Impact and continue producing the brand under the expertise of Uriarte.

The Blackwater Boat factory in Miami is being expanded to accommodate production of Deep Impact, he noted.

“The team at Boats Direct USA worked extremely close with the Deep Impact factory for many years, so this is really just the next logical step to giving our customers the ultimate boat-building experience,” Fischer said.  “The thing I have always loved is that Deep Impact is not a cookie-cutter type boat company.”

Boats Direct USA will continue to build Deep Impact’s 330 TE, 360 Cabin, 360 Open, 360 TE, 399 Cabin and 399 TE and the 399 Poker Run Edition, Fischer added.  Details, when it comes to Deep Impact, are what it’s all about. For example,  Fischer’s stunning 399 Poker Run Edition is equipped with Garmin navigation, Lamborghini Orange details, bolster seating with custom storage, monitors behind each seat, an oversized top and quad engines with 1200 HP that push the boat well over 70 mph.

“At the end of the day, it is our job to ensure that we offer our customers an increased level of quality and transparency, and bringing the manufacturing in-house will accomplish this,” Fischer said. “Our goal is to produce the most complete and incredible luxury line of center consoles on the market today.”

Uriarte, a former home builder who spent years in the steel fabrication industry and a perfectionist when it comes to boats, is looking forward to the challenge of manufacturing Deep Impact.  Historically, the brand has been known for its special features, eccentric colors, luxury, high performance and custom build. The same will continue, but the boats will be even better, Uriarte said.

“I am excited,” Uriarte said. “We are the only company that can offer our customers the very highest quality in fishing boats and luxury center consoles. This merger is an amazing opportunity, and we are ready to hit the ground running.”

Uriarte is confident the acquision will be a great addition and is excited to take Deep impact to new levels, with an increased emphasis on detail, fit and finish becoming an integral part of the Deep Impact brand.

“Mark and I are two people who obviously make whatever we are doing work,” Uriarte said.

Fischer and Uriarte have already built success from the ground up, as evidenced by the exponential growth of Fischer’s used car mega-market Off Lease Only and the growing popularity of Uriarte’s own Blackwater Boats.

Owning a company that offers the best of both worlds – fishing and luxury center consoles – just makes sense, Fischer said.

Boats Direct USA is a factory outlet in Key Largo, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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Off Lease Only, Boats Direct USA Sponsor 1st Annual Key West Land-Air-Sea Poker Run

Dozens of boats, motorcycles, cars and a few planes will rev their engines this weekend and head south to Key West for the First Annual Key West Air-Land-Sea Poker Run.

Participants will enjoy five days of motoring, boating and flying fun.Deep Impact Updated Logo

Created by the Florida Powerboat Club, the May 14-18, 2014 event includes an array of events that start as far north as Pompano Beach and end in Key West. Off Lease Only and Boats Direct USA are among several businesses sponsoring the 5-day event.

Mark Fischer's Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

Mark Fischer’s Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition

“Poker runs have been a platform that have created the entire growth of the power boat industry. The reason why is … when you have a power boat you want to go somewhere,” said Stu Jones, president and founder of the 500-member Florida Powerboat Club.  “It takes away a lot of the factors like speed, and value and who has the biggest wallet. It levels the field so everyone can participate.”

Here’s how it works: Instead of playing poker at a card table, participants drive, boat or ride to various checkpoints that are scattered along the route to Key West, Jones explained. At each checkpoint, they get a card, and play their hands for prizes once they arrive in Key West.

Poker runs are popular among the boating set because they provide a fun-filled, action-packed venue for boaters who love to go fast and play hard in the pricey watercraft they have invested so much in. Because the events also attract motorcyclists and car buffs, there is always something fun to see or do, Jones said.

“The locations are all waterfront restaurants. It becomes a real spectator event when these sports cars, luxury cars and performance boats all get together in one location at one time,” Jones noted. “It’s a lot of fun.”

A list of Key West Poker Run activities follows:

  • 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, May 15:  Yacht Hop at SeaIsle Marina: Participant and sponsor yachts on display.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 16:  Air-Land-Sea Poker Run. South Florida departures from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Stopovers/checkpoints include are in Key Largo, Islamorada, Duck Key, and      Marathon. Final destination is Key West.
  • Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17:  Key West Poker Run Village parties: Conch Republic Seafood Co. seaport. Car show, boat show, yacht show, poker run video coverage on a jumbo video screen; Saturday      excursions, Boca Grande raft up party, Saturday evening dinner party featuring awards and Poker Run prizes.

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.BoatsDirectUSA jpeg

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Key Largo Fun Run is Boating for a Cause!

If you love boating, register your boat now for the event that promises more fun and excitement than all other charity fun runs. The Key Largo Fun Run is set to take place Saturday, May 18th and tickets are selling quickly. Get yours today and take part in this great event that’s fun for the whole family and benefits a very important cause.

BoatsDirectUSA jpegLast year, Boats Direct USA hosted the first boat fun run in Key Largo to raise money for the Coral Restoration Foundation. We were so pleased by the number of people who participated and the amount of money we raised that we just knew we had to host the event again. This year, we will be raising money for yet another important organization, The Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

Just like last year, the day will be chocked full of excitement, as boaters race through the course collecting rubber duckies at each of the sponsors’ locations as they go. At the end, they redeem their duckies for the chance to win thousands of dollars worth of great prizes.

Last year, our sister company, Off Lease Only, donated a Mustang convertible. This year, Off Lease Only is donating a gorgeous, Kawasaki STX 15F 3-seater Jet Ski with a continental trailer! You have 1 in 5000 chances to win and you don’t have to attend to win this amazing prize. Tickets are just $10.Deep Impact Updated Logo

There’s good reason to register you’re boat early, too, because the first 100 boaters to sign-up will receive free admission. Participants will also receive a free lunch from Gilbert’s Restaurant and, of course, the opportunity to enjoy some great music and entertainment–Thunder 100.3’s own Bill Hoebee and Dougie will be there! Every participant will also take home their very own DVD copy of the aerial footage we shoot that day.

So, if you love boating and giving back to your community as much as we do, get your boat registered for the Fun Run and help us make a big contribution to The Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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The Deep Impact 399 Open: One of the Hottest Center Console Boats at Boats Direct USA

 

Deep Impact 399 Open

Deep Impact 399 Open

When it comes to Poker Runs, the best center console boats are those that have room to transport passengers, loads of features to make the trip just that much more comfortable and fun, and the engine power necessary to give you a fighting chance of winning. Boats Direct USA has great news: we’re building the first Deep Impact 399 Open, which will be ready for the summer season of poker runs.Just like so many of the center console boats for sale at Boats Direct USA, the Deep Impact 399 Open will be chock-full of options and have the engine power necessary for turning any day on the water into a high powered adventure. With four 300 Mercury Verados, this will be one of those center console boats that everyone takes notice of, especially as it’s racing past at speeds up to 80 mph. The size of the 399 Open will also put it in a league of power boats that’s capable of moving up to 12 people from point A to point B comfortably.Deep Impact Updated Logo

While the first boat made will temporarily be the personal demo boat for Mark Fischer, owner of Boats Direct USA, it will be on display at the Key West Poker Run this November, stationed behind Conch Republic, and up for sale. One lucky boat enthusiast will become the proud owner of one of the hottest center console boats available today.

Come see this magnificent boat this summer at many of the area’s poker runs or get in touch with us to learn more about the Deep Impact 399 Open. Who knows? It may be the boat of your dreams!

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Deep Impact Boats at Key West World Championships

So far, November 2012 has been a busy month for Boats Direct USA, as we’ve taken part in not one but two of the Florida boating community’s favorite events: the Key West Offshore Poker Run 2012 and the Key West super boat world championships.

Participants and race fans from far and wide have flocked to Key West in recent days to take part in these two adrenaline-pumping events that combine just the right amount of power, speed, waves and water. While the Key West Championships run from November 4th to the 11th, the signature event of the Florida Powerboat Club, the Key West Poker Run, started November 6th and will run until the 12th.

As always, Boats Direct USA loves to take part in the events that are not only put on and enjoyed by members of our local area, but especially those from the Florida boating community.

Deep Impact 36 Cabin

Deep Impact 36 Cabin

This year, we’re excited to be taking part in the 2012 Key West World Championship by acting as title sponsor and offering our gorgeous, Lamborghini orange, 36 Deep Impact Cabin demo as the pace boat. While super boats from around the world will be sailing through the waves at speeds as high as 200 mph, Boats Direct USA will be keeping pace in our custom-designed, state of the art, Deep Impact. What’s more is that we’ll be keeping race fans up to date on the latest developments from our broadcast booth, front and center at the event.

Then, over at the Poker Run, Boats Direct USA will be showcasing a number of different boats both in the water behind the Conch Republic Seafood Company, located at 631 Greene Street Key West, and at our booth in the Poker Run Village. Visitors will be able to check out a 36 Black Water, a 38 Cigarette, a 368 Statement, our own 36 Deep Impact Cabin demo, and others, as well as speak to boat manufacturers and Boats Direct USA personnel about finding and buying the boat of  their dreams. For anyone wishing to take the 36 Deep Impact Cabin for a sea trial, contact us at 888-361-1747.

There are many exciting prizes for poker run participants to win, including a brand new Ford Mustang Convertible donated by our sister company, Off Lease Only, as the grand prize for the person with the best poker hand. This is the fourth year Off Lease Only has donated a car to the Powerboat Club for this event.Deep Impact Updated Logo

If you love boats as much as we do, come and check out either of these events in Key West.

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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