Spring 2021 Updates

Summer is coming!
If you’ve not gotten your boat ready for spring- now is the time! Warm weather is here and we invite you to get your boat serviced for this season. Some good preventive maintenance will make sure you get the most time on the water this summer.

 

We wanted to welcome Gracie and Daniel to the WLM Team for 2021 !!
Daniel joins our service department as service manager and Gracie has come on board to assist with bookkeeping and admin work. We are excited to have them on board with us.

Inventory is low!
2020 brought a surge of new buyers into boating and it seems this trend will hold true for 2021! Both new comers to the boating world, and old time boaters have realized more than ever that boating is a quality recreational activity that the family can enjoy without restriction. If you are in the market to buy- you better get a move on! New boats are selling out fast!

 

White Lake Marine’s Annual Christmas Shutdown

White Lake Marine will be closed starting December 19th for our Christmas break.  We plan to re-open January 5th to start off the new year.

We would like to thank all of our customers and staff for making this such an amazing year even with everything going on in the world. We hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas and a happy NEW YEAR!

COVID-19 Response

UPDATE 8/1/2020 >>we are operating at Level 1 for our operations.

 

This post is to explain to our customers that we have an active Pandemic Emergency Guidelines policy in place at White Lake Marine. Our policy has three operating levels, designed to scale and handle changes in government policy and risk.

Level 1. This includes measures limiting travel, proper social distancing, enhanced cleaning, paid leave for effected employees, and more.

Level 2 enacts the following restrictions:

  • No further retail customer traffic in the building for shopping parts/accessories or service.
  • Service customers: Boats can be dropped off out front of the building and picked up in the same way. Customers may call, email, or text service requests. Payments can be made via our XpressPay link which is mobile friendly.
  • Boat Sales- Viewing boats in the showroom will be by appointment only and limited to 2 customers directly involved in the purchase. We will also accommodate by pulling boats outside for customers to view. Demos are also limited to 2 customers and one sales person on the boat at a time.
  • Enhanced internal social distancing of staff. Some staff may have offices moved to allow greater distances between them.
  • Wiping down boats which we’ve worked on with disinfectant. (Don’t worry it is safe for the boats and a product we have used for years)

We understand some may find these restrictions as unwarranted- however, we owe it to our employees and customers to be vigilant and implement such procedures to help limit exposure and risk to all.

 

Announced as a “Top 100 Dealer”

White Lake Marine is proud to announce to have been awarded “Top 100” of boat dealerships in North America for the third time. The best boat dealers in North America have been ranked in the contest by Boat Industry for over a decade.

The “Top 100” is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America. The selected dealers are the elite of the marine industry, according to Boat Industry. Those selected in the “Top 100” are recognized for their business acumen, customer service and overall excellence. There are over 6,000 boat dealerships and the local business in Bladen County is honored to be selected for one of the top spots.

“We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful staff and amazing customers. Thank you all for supporting us and making us your Top 100 dealer,” stated the DeAndrades, owners of White Lake Marine.

Open after Florance

We are happy to report we are open! After the hurricane much of our area has been flooded and many homes and businesses have been lost. We only suffered minor damages and are operating as normal. We will be working with our local communities and relief organizations to help in the rebuild and clean up process.

Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show

We hope you join us for the Annual Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show. February 1st-4th. We will have both Nautique and Moomba boats on display. Make sure you take advantage of the once a year savings from the manufactures.

(Past Raleigh Boat Show picture)

WLM Receives 2017 Best Dealership Display

At the recent Moomba dealer meeting held in Scottsdale AZ, White Lake Marine received an award for “Best Dealership Display” for 2017. We would like to thank our hard working staff for making our boats and showroom always look top-notch!!

2017 Best dealership display Moomba

White Lake Marine 2017 PCM Top Servicing Award

White Lake Marine was recognized at the 2017 Nautique Dealer awards banquet in Orlando FL on November 5th 2017
Receiving PCM’s 2017 Top Servicing Dealer Award.  We would like to thank our hard working staff for achieving this award, and our customers for trusting their boats to us. To receive this award a dealer must be a PCM Premier Dealer, and show outstanding performance in customer service.

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE VISITS CORRECT CRAFT AND NAUTIQUE BOAT COMPANY

ORLANDO, FL (November 2, 2017) – Today Vice President Mike Pence visited Correct Craft’s world headquarters and home to its largest subsidiary, Nautique Boat Company. Vice President Pence was joined by Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Pence and fellow leaders toured the Nautique production facility, meeting with several Correct Craft and Nautique employees. After the tour, the group participated in a roundtable hosted by Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin, during which Central Florida community members shared their ideas with the leaders.

During the visit, Vice President Pence also shared remarks with employees, guests, and the media related to the Administration’s plan for tax reform.

Yeargin stated, “Our team was truly honored to host Vice President Pence, Governor Scott, and Secretary Perdue today at our facility. It was a great visit and the leaders appreciated learning about Correct Craft and our subsidiaries, including Nautique Boats.” Yeargin added, “I also appreciate the interest these men had in hearing from people in our community. It has been a privilege to host an event providing these leaders with constructive input related to their work in Washington and Tallahassee.”

CORRECT CRAFT’S RALPH C. MELOON HONORED

CORRECT CRAFT’S RALPH C. MELOON HONORED BY WATER SKI HALL OF FAME WITH SPECIAL LIFETIME TRIBUTE

ORLANDO, FL (May 1, 2017) – Ralph C. Meloon, son of Correct Craft founder Walter C. Meloon, has been honored with a Special Lifetime Tribute by the Water Ski Hall of Fame. “Mr. Ralph” was recognized at the 35th Annual Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held last Saturday at Walt Disney’s World Showplace Pavilion at Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, FL.

The Hall of Fame Special Lifetime Tribute celebrates the lives of those ambassadors who have made an extraordinary impact on the sport. These are individuals who have gone above and beyond to enhance water skiing’s positive image on society, broaden the sport’s appeal throughout the world, and whose integrity and dignity set them apart in a special and unique way. They have dedicated their lives to making the sport better for everyone involved.

Ralph, a 2013 NMMA Hall of Fame inductee, held many positions at Correct Craft over the years including President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chairman of the Board for over 25 years helping shape the company into an innovative leader in the waterski and wakesports industry. Under Ralph’s leadership, the company established the first water ski team and developed the first water ski promotional program in the United States which is still used by Correct Craft’s Nautique Boat Company and others in the watersports segment.

Ralph has traveled the globe helping to build Correct Craft and Nautique as premier brands for water ski and wakeboard enthusiasts worldwide. He has visited 85 different nations through the years and was instrumental in selling boats to water ski federations in numerous countries and attending water ski tournaments.

Today, at age 99, Ralph continues to be an important figure in the industry and currently serves as Correct Craft’s Chairman Emeritus.

Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “Ralph Meloon is truly an icon in our industry and an important reason why waterskiing is a global sport.” Yeargin added, “I am truly honored to both work with and learn from Ralph and am thrilled that he was recognized with this prestigious honor.”

About the Water Ski Hall of Fame: The purpose of the Water Ski Hall of Fame is to honor and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of skiers, pioneers and officials whose dedication and competitive achievements at national and international levels have brought lasting fame to the sport of water skiing. Four categories of membership have been approved by the USA Water Ski Foundation board of trustees: competitive water skiers, including participants in traditional water skiing, barefoot skiing, ski racing and any other nationally competitive individual discipline recognized by USA Water Ski and approved by the USA Water Ski Foundation board of trustees; water skiing pioneers; water skiing officials; and show skiing. For more information on the Water Ski Hall of Fame and the USA Water Ski Foundation go to www.waterskihalloffame.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Shaun Murray Record Set!

After months of planning and with help from Nautique/Correct Craft owners from all over the state and beyond, Shaun Murray wakeboarded behind 46 different Correct Craft/Nautique boats in one day! When we say wakeboard, he did not just ride…he acted like it was a tournament! Giving a show for every single pull!
Thank you to all the boaters and sponsors who made this possible.
Take a look a just a few of the photos sent in!

Record setting day

AMAZING BOAT SHOW!

White Lake Marine would like to thank everyone who came out to the Raleigh Convention Center Show. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see more pictures from the show.

24th Annual Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show!

Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show

February 3 – 5, 2017

Address

21st Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show
Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601

DIRECTIONS & MAPS


Admission Prices

Tickets can be purchased at the gate only
Adults (13 years and older): $10
Children (3 years – 12 years): $5
Children (2 and under): Free


Hours of Operation

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nautique Releases the all new Super Air Nautique GS22!

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The newest addition to a family that knows no limits is here! The Super Air Nautique GS22 expands on the idea of uncompromised versatility realized in an all-new series of boats ready for adventure. Embark on a journey with endless possibilities in twenty-two feet tailor-made for absolutely everything.

Born out of award-winning, record-breaking lineage the Super Air Nautique GS-Series delivers where others fall short. See the next evolution in ideal execution with a perfect match that finally answers the multi-sport demand in style. The dream of combining the Ski Nautique and G-Series is a reality ready to be experienced, because you’ll never believe you can have it all…until you do.

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