Zimmerman Marine Opens Southport, N.C. Location

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Zimmerman Marine has announced a partnership with Southport Marina located in Southport, N.C., to open their 4th service and repair facility and will host an open house October 26th, 2013 on location.

“As veterans in the marine industry for over 32 years, it’s a thrilling opportunity for Zimmerman Marine to bring our experience and capabilities to this well regarded marina,” said president Steve Zimmerman in a press release.

The jointly hosted open house will from 2 – 5 p.m. and will feature two marine expert roundtable discussions and music from Wilmington band No Dollar Shoes.

President and founder of Zimmerman Marine, Steve Zimmerman.

President and founder of Zimmerman Marine, Steve Zimmerman.

Starting at 3p.m., Steve Zimmerman will moderate an “Ask the Experts” roundtable aiming to give attendees a chance to get to know the capabilities and expertise Zimmerman Marine brings to Southport Marina. The second, “Heading South from Southport – Follow the ICW or Go Outside”, will be led by Winston Fowler from The Salty Southeast Cruiser’s Net website and founding editors of PassageMaker magazine, Bill and Laurene Parlatore.

Widely thought of as a gateway for cruisers, Southport Marina’s location is situated directly on the Intracoastal Waterway at mile 309, Marker 2A, and features easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. The marina underwent extensive renovations as recently as 2008 and is one of the largest and most amenity-laden marinas in N.C. Their facilities offer over 200 in-water slips, a floating fuel dock, a 75-ton travel lift and a 50-foot, 220 unit dry-stack facility.

Started in 1981, Zimmerman Marine offers custom and semi-custom boat building services for power and sail vessels ranging from 16 to 56 feet in cold molded wood or composite constructions and offers their own line of downeast-style cruisers. The company also offers a slew of service, repair and inspection services to clients the covers “everything from minor repairs to major refits.”

Zimmerman Marine currently has existing service facilities in Virginia at the Deltaville Yard in Deltaville and the Mathews Yard in Cardinal as well as at the Herrington Harbour in Tracey’s Landing Md.

To join Zimmerman Marine and Southport Marina for the open house, RSVP to openhouse@zimmermanmarine.com by October 21. Steve Zimmerman is a regular contributor to PassageMaker magazine.

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