Welcome to Harborside Marine Sales We are Southwest Florida’s top rated veteran-owned boat dealership, located on the west coast of Florida between Sarasota and Fort Myers. We are right in the heart of the tarpon fishing capital. We offer premium pre-owned boats, Harris pontoons, Silverwave pontoons, Kencraft boats, Bayrider boats and Blue Wave boats.
Harborside Marine Sales and Service We also offer the 3 best outboards that are conducive to our waterways; Mercury, Yamaha and Suzuki. Our team of experienced agents will guide you through the process of finding the vessel that’s right for you. In addition, we also offer consignment and brokerage, short and long term boat rentals, and secure boat/rv storage, with camera security system with innovative bright lighting. We also have security measures in place to protect your Investment.
What our customers say about us
Stephanie Goerl recommends Harborside Maringe Sales.
“Where do we start? This is the place you have been looking for all these years as your one stop shop. We own a local boat rental business and came in to look at some pontoons that we saw at a local ramp a while back.... Veteran owned is what caught our eye since we are as well. Everyone we encountered from the first minute made us feel genuinely welcomed and appreciated. We will be doing all of our boat business with these guys from this point forward. Heck we have already sent friends to them and it’s only been two weeks! Don’t change a thing guys! ”
Mike Brindley recommends Harborside Maringe Sales — 5 star
“If you are looking for a GREAT company to purchase a boat from or have service/maintenance of any kind done including a full re-power for your boat….LOOK NO FURTHER!!...
I purchased a new 239 FS Key West from a local dealer in 2019. I had a 250 HP Evinrude e-Tec motor on the boat with a 10 year full warranty. (I wanted a Yamaha at the time but was talked into the Evinrude e-Tec.)
Let me say, I love the boat, however, I had nothing but problems with the motor; and the Marina that we bought the boat and motor from were not customer oriented at all. The service department had our boat for warranty issues almost as much as we had the boat. It was a real pain especially getting towed in. We no longer had a motor that we had confidence in!
So, my wife and I got fed up with all that and I went looking for someone to re-power our boat. I talked to several boat dealers and none of them were interested in helping me at all with any trade in for the Evinrude e-Tec (even with 7 years left on the full warranty!) Then they told me it would take up to a year to get the motor I wanted. So, they just kind of blew me off.
Very frustrated, I decided to try one more marine sales company that I had never visited before. That was HARBORSIDE MARINE SALES on Placida Rd. What a pleasure it was to walk through the doors and be greeted by someone who was friendly, knowledgeable and obviously VERY customer oriented. After about an hour and a half the gentleman that I was talking with said “I can help you. How does this sound to you…?” The gentleman was the owner, Larry Freshman! Then he went on to make me what I felt was a great deal! He also had a new 2021 300 HP Mercury Verado, the color white in stock. I gave him a deposit and he put my name on the box, and held it for me for about a month because I was having surgery at that very time. Then they commenced to re-powering and re-rigging our boat when I was ready a month later!
Larry walked me around the shop and introduced me to everyone. He showed me the shop where the techs work all their magic and I got to meet the technicians that were going to re-power my boat. I met the people behind the parts counter, and I have to say, the entire crew was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Casey was in charge of re-powering, re-rigging and adding some things I wanted to add while it was in the shop. Casey spent plenty of time showing me how he was going to do things, let me ask questions and even asked me how I would like certain things done! Then when he was done with everything, he cleaned and polished the whole boat!
Then the real exciting thing happened. We got to sea trial the new motor! We put it in the water around Stump Pass and ran it two hours back to our house. Casey went over everything they did to our boat and showed me how to operate everything in that 2 hour ride home. There were NO issues and the boat and motor ran flawlessly. What a great feeling!
I’m not done yet though…we were on the boat and going out to dinner with friends a couple days later and my phone rang at about 6:30 PM. It was Larry Freshman following up to see how things were going! How great is that?
Within the next couple of days I had a little problem with the trim tabs. We didn’t know if it was related to the re-powering, or not. It didn’t matter to Larry. He sent Casey to my house, about 20 minutes from the shop, the very next morning by 8:30 AM to take care of the problem. It was a minor issue and Casey was done and on his way back to the shop in short order. It has now been about a month, and everything is GREAT!! I love the new motor and how they rigged it! I think Larry and his whole crew did an OUTSTANDING job! They all go above and beyond to make the customers happy!! That is GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!
So again, if you are looking for anything boat related, go see Larry at the re-power service/maintenance building or see Trey, Larry’s partner, at the sales office down the street. You will be very glad you did!
This crew is very honest, down to earth great people and it is a VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED business. I had such a great experience I have already sent friends to them to buy a new 24’ boat! Their experience was so good they bought that day! Go see the people at HARBORSIDE MARINE SALES !! They will treat you right!!”
Pam M. Rocklin recommends Harborside Maringe Sales.
“Great experience from start to finish. Everyone we encountered was polite and very helpful. I would hands down recommend these folks, 1000%!!”
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