Boats For Sale and Repair in New York at Mahopac Marine – Tahoe Pontoon – Stingray ORIGINAL

Boats For Sale and Repair in New York at Mahopac Marine – Tahoe Pontoon – Stingray ORIGINAL


Hi. I’m Charlie Melchner, Jr. from Mahopac
Marina. We’ve been selling and servicing boats in the marine industry and in the community
for over 40 years. I was here one day helping a friend get his
boat started and the fellow that owned the marina at the time asked me if I wanted a
job. I said no, that I was quite busy, I had just started a small trucking company, and
I walked away. I came back a couple of months later and I was selling one of my small trucks
that I had, and the fellow asked me again if I was interested in the marina or working
there, and I said no. He said to me, “I’ll tell you what. I’ll buy your pickup truck
if you buy my marina,” and believe it or not, that’s how I got into the boat business. I’ve been in the boating business, you could
say, my whole life because my parents bought the marina when I was very young. Until I
was about eight years old, we lived above the marina. I tell people that daycare for
me when my mom was working and my dad was working was a life jacket, and I was in the
marina with my father. The marina atmosphere is very family-friendly,
and our staff and everybody that’s here feel like family. Our customers, generally most
of them become our friends. Our specialty is taking a brand-new person when they walk
through that door and get them fitted in what’s good for them and their family, and figure
out what their needs are, how often they’re going to be boating, and where they’re going
to be boating. From there we narrow it down to the style of boat they like. The great part about it is when you buy the
boat, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With us, we take the extra mile where when
you come down for the first time we get you started and running in the boat, help you
get out there and do it. We walk you through it until you’re comfortable, where we can
say and you can say, “I’m ready to go for a ride with my family. I don’t need anybody
today, but I’m very comfortable to know that you’re at the other end of that phone just
a couple minutes away if I do have a question or I need something.” We encourage people buying a new boat from
us to stay with us for a period of time as our guest, so that we can make sure they’re
comfortable when they’re out there, that they know what to be prepared for. Mahopac Marina is your one-stop shop. We do
every aspect of boating, whether you have a jet ski or a 40-footer or a 6-footer. We
work on three horsepower motors, electric motors, and we work on big 1000 horsepower
engines. We work on just about everything. We’ve got factory-trained technicians on all
the different stuff. We have a state-of-the-art repair facility which most people don’t know
exists. We warehouse a couple hundred boats and we have the ability to work year round
in a controlled environment so that your job comes out the best it possibly can all the
time. We sell and service boats all around the country
and even into Europe and Canada. We have people that travel hours and hours and some thousands
of miles just to do business with us, because of the reputation we’ve put forth with how
we do business. We can handle every part of it and they can say that you come down, you
put the keys in, you run and drive your boat, and that’s all you have to do. We take care
of the details for you. That’s probably one of the most significant things we can say. It’s more than just boating. We create a lifestyle.
We show you how you can change your life and you can have your family be involved. We offer
everything to make you feel at home and like you’re part of the family right here at the
marina. I’ve had some customers here for 46 years.
How great is that? It’s a generational thing, and we’re proud
to say that when you call Mahopac Marina, there’s always a Charlie. I have a young son,
Charlie, and God willing, if everything goes right I hope that someday he’ll be answering
the phone and running the marina as well. At this point, over 40 years, and I believe
the best is yet to come. We’re just getting going.

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