Everett Hopes for Economic Boost as Former Olympic Boat Center Re-born as Breakwater Marine

September 6, 2011

Everett, Everett Economy

Breakwater Marine plans to open in Everett within two weeks at 8407 Broadway

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson encouraged to see another sign that Everett’s economy may be turning around. Two former multi-store regional directors of the now defunct Olympic Boat Center are expanding their company into Everett. Fred Moore and Aaron Fell were both laid off when Olympic Boat Centers filed for bankruptcy back in 2008. A year later, they started Breakwater Marine opening their first store in Surrey, British Columbia. A second store was added in Nanaimo B.C. and last year they opened their first U.S. location in Ferndale near Bellingham. Fred Moore told me today that they hope to have their Everett store open between the 15th and 20th of this month. I asked him about the prospect of opening a store in this economy, ” I feel the demand is there for those boaters who are ready to move up to a bigger boat. Because we’re an exclusive Larson and Striper dealership, people will come not only from Snohomish and King counties but from throughout the Northwest to check out our inventory and Everett is such a fantastic location, right off the freeway.” Moore said the city of Everett has been great to work with and Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson told me today that he’s encouraged by the company coming to Everett. The Mayor says there are two things that are indicators when the Everett economy is improving. Motorhome sales increase and there is an uptick in boating. Stephanson says both are happening and thinks the location at 8407 Broadway is ideal for boat sales. Remodeling of the site is underway now with boat deliveries expected sometime in the next 10 days or so.

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