Boat and Motor Dealer published an article about our store. This is an industry publication which highlights marine dealers. We have taken the liberty to condense this six page article. From sailing to salt to fresh. That’s how to describe the many twist and turns this marine retailer has taken. First this Buford, Georgia dealer sold sailboats, then a second store to carry saltwater fishing boats. When the sailboat market crashed both stores were combined and the name changed to ‘Boating Atlanta’. The company then expanded the boat lines selling runabouts, fishing boats, pontoon boats and sailboats.
Some thirty miles north of Atlanta and minutes away from from the picturesque Lake Lanier, the boat business was started in 1971. Through diligence and hard work, the dealership grew to be the largest sailboat dealer in the Atlanta area. In 1980 sales where brisk and the service business coming in so fast that Sailing Atlanta purchased a larger piece of property for the service side of the business. The service end of the business became so successful that the insurance underwriter would not write a policy unless the company made cost prohibited modifications to the forty foot boat paint spray booth and add a water wash filtration system. During this turmoil a power boat representing a major saltwater line, came in and ask “Why don’t you put power boats in this building.” This was the start of Boating Atlanta.
Because of the larger size, the Buford Highway location eventually became the main store. What is in the future? We again expect increase in sales this year. Our service department has completed its expansion with an all new look, more up to date software and a larger range of service items to better suit your needs. We have added more boat lines which will include Bryant Boats, Xcursion pontoons, Parti Kraft pontoons, Sea Hunt Center Consoles, Skeeter Bass Boats, Riverhawk Hunting and Fishing boats, and Tattoo Sailboats. So whether it is a good used boat or new you are looking for please give us a call and give us the chance to earn your business. You will not be disappointed!!
3090 Buford Highway Buford GA 30518
Phone: 770-945-0316 Fax: 770-945-7669
Toll Free Phone: 866-945-BOAT (2628)