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The Boating Life - November 2012

Welcome Fellow Boaters,

Well, Thanksgiving and the Holidays are almost upon us.  In this month's newsletter, I give thanks for all the great blessings in my life.  As President of The Hall Marine Group, the Father to 2 amazing daughters and Husband to a beautiful wife, I have a lot to be thankful for.

I get to come to work everyday and be around the water, boats and most importantly, other boat lovers like myself.  So, to the over 11,597 boaters who have allowed Hall Marine to be part of your life over the past 38 years... THANK YOU!

And, I hope you and your family have an amazing Thanksgiving!

So what do we have for you in this edition?

A Winterization Video from Our General Manager at Hall Marine Lake Norman

A Little Help with Your Christmas Shopping for the Boater on Your List

An Easy and Convenient Way to Extend Your Boating Season

How About Some Beautiful Sunset Photos from Our Hall Marine Family Members 

We Announce the Winner of our Fall Sunset Photo Contest

And, As Always, a Little Boating Humor to Get Us Started...

Click Photo to View Video Boat Preview Below

Featured Boats of the Month

2009 Regal 4080 Sedan Bridge

Click to View Video Walk Thru 2013 Sea Ray 230 SLX

Click Here to View Close-Out 2012 Sea Ray 190 Sport

Click Here to View Close-Out 2012 Sea Ray 185 Sport

Click Here to View Close-Out 2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

Click Here to View Close-Out 2012 Boston Whaler 17 Montauk Center Console

Click Here to View Close-Out 2012 Boston Whaler 150 Sport

Click Here to View Close-Out 2012 Sea Ray 270SLX

Click Here to View Close-Out 2012 Sea Ray 300SLX w/ Twin 350MAGs

Click Here to View 2013 Harris 230 Grand Mariner SL w/ 150HP Mercury Verado

Click Here to View Harris 240 Solstice Pontoon

Click to View Freshwater 
2009 Regal 4080 Sedan Bridge
259,000 or ~1,450/m

Click to View Freshwater 2006 Sea Ray 380 SunDancer
199,000 or ~1,100/M

Click to View 2005 Sea Ray 200 Sport
17,900 or ~190/Month

Click to View Freshwater 
2004 Sea Ray 280 SunDancer 64,995 or ~490/M
A Little Boating Fun - Thanksgiving Humor

Skipper's Corner - 3 Keys to Winterization

boating winterizationAs the weather gets colder, there are 3 important things you must do to prepare your boat.

1.  Freez
e Damage
2.  Treat Your Fuel
3.  Lubricate the Working Parts

Some folks choose to handle these items themselves which is one way to go.  You can also call our Service Department to schedule your Winterization Service.

Watch the video below to find out why winterization is so important:

Hall Marine Winterization Video

Tim McClare, GM of Hall Marine Lake Norman shares his experience with winterization in the South
Hall Marine MerCruiser Certified Tech Talk -
How to Extend Your Boating Season with a Bilge Heater

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Boating Family and Friends
This summer, we found some pretty cool water toys and thought they would make great Christmas presents for your boating friends and family. We'll feature 2 this month and another 2 next month.

Basketball Hoop Attaches to
Your Boat or Pontoon

The Boat Fun Sports group has come up with a fantastic basketball goal to attach to your boat or pontoon. You may have even seen some kids (young and old) playing at this year's Hall Marine AquaPalooza events.

To learn more about the Boat Fun Sports basketball goal, you can visit them online at www.BoatFunSports.Com

Giant Float

The Water Walk-Way has been seen on the water from the Carolinas to California and folks seem to be loving it.

This GIANT floating mat takes up some space but fantastic fun for kids and adults.  Tie it up to the boat or dock, either way it looks like a blast.

Visit to learn more.

Next month, we'll feature two more ideas for Christmas gifts for your boating friends and families.

Of course, if you'd like a give a little bigger gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas, call your Hall Marine Sales Consultant to get an amazing value on a 2012 boat or pontoon (while they last).

Sell Your Boat Quick & EZ, Call Now to Learn How
We buy boats in NC & GA We buy boats for cash within 3 days or offer a convenient brokerage service for those looking to get the most money in their pocket with virtually no work.

Don't waste your time emailing everyone who wants to know 'how many hours', waiting on the docks for buyers who don't show or messing with paperwork and hoping the cashier's check is good.

Give your Hall Marine Sales Person a call to learn how they can handle everything for you and sell your boat quicker and easier.
Hall Marine Photo Contest Entries & Winner

Thanks to all the Hall Marine Family Members who submitted their
'Sunset Photos on the Water' for our October photo contest.  We had some amazing submissions.  I'll showcase the best of the best, then announce this month's winner.


Thank you for all those who participated sending your wonderful photos

Congratulations to Allison Lloyd of Columbia for your beautiful photo.  Please send Ron your T-Shirt size and we'll send out your Hall Marine T-Shirt.

Winter Photo Contest - "Dogs on the Water"

Start looking thru your computer, FaceBook, ShutterFly and Picasa accounts for photos of 'Dogs on the Water' for the next contest.  You can start emailing them to until 12/31/12 to enter to win. 

Again, we'll feature many of them here in The Boating Life Newsletter.

Hall Marine Calendar of Events 

Sea Ray Yacht Expo VIP Buyers Only Event
Friday & Saturday December 7th & 8th

Sea Ray Facility, Florida
Special Event Only Rebates on Sea Ray Sport Yachts and Yachts, Meridian Yachts and Boston Whaler
Click for More Details on the 2012 Sea Ray Yacht Expo

Upstate South Carolina Boat Show
January 24th to 27th

Greenville, SC
TD AmeriTrade Center
Click for More Details on the Greenville Boat Show

Charleston Boat Show
January 25th to 27th

North Charleston Convention Center
Click for More Details on the Charleston Boat Show

Charlotte Area Mid-Atlantic Boat Show
February 7th to 10th

Charlotte Uptown Convention Center
Click for More Details on the Charlotte Boat Show

Columbia Boat Show
February 8th to 10th
South Carolinas State Fair Grounds
Click for More Details on the Columbia Boat Show

Savannah Boat Show
March 1st to 3rd
Savannah Convention Center
Click for More Details on the Savannah Boat Show


As I mentioned earlier, we have a lot to be thankful for living here in the South...  beautiful weather, fantastic access to water and some of the friendliest people on the planet.  I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

And, as always, if there is any way we can make your Boating Life more enjoyable, give us a call or email.

By the way, I want to share an UNBELIEVABLE EVENT that Sea Ray, Meridian & Boston Whaler are hosting December 7th - 9th down in Florida.  They will be showcasing all the Yachts and Sport Yachts for the "2012 Yacht Expo."

Now, this is a "Buyer's Event" with some huge incentives from the manufactures, several 'Dock-Tails Hours,' Factory Tours, Meet and Greet with Executive and Product Development Team and it's in a beautiful setting right on the water at the Sea Ray Palm Coast Facility. 

Check out the video to see the experience for yourself, it is fantastic!

 2011 Sea Ray Yacht Expo




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