Lakeside Motor Sports has been family owned and operated since its opening, September 1 , 1998. Ed Richter, having 20 years in the industry, operates Lakeside Motor Sports together with his wife, son, daughter, and son-in-law. Ed has this to say about his business: "After being in the marine and powersports industry for over 20 years, I saw a huge void in Mid-Michigan. What the area was really lacking was a marina and powersports dealership that was totally committed to provided top-notch customer service. My goal is to have each customer feel at home when they step into our family's dealership. From the first meeting to the time of delivery and beyond, we want you to feel that you are our top priority and know that we appreciate your business before the sale and after." [website
Spend-A-Day Marina began in 1950 as a small boat rental facility on Indian Lake, in Russells Point, Ohio. As the area grew so did the demand for water recreation. Bill Reed, the owner of Spend-A-Day Marina, saw the potential for the resort destination and expanded the rental business to include selling and servicing Evinrude outboard motors. In 1953 a larger building was constructed to accommodate the increased traffic and another expansion began in 1959. The âoldâ building was reconstructed on the new site and now serves as the core of our current service department.
Since those early summers 58 years ago, Spend-A-Day Marina has constantly expanded, upgraded and matured to become a state-of-the art marine facility covering more than 10 Acres. Most recently we reconstructed our service office and parts area to offer faster, more comfortable customer access. We know a great time on the water translates into âgreat customer serviceâ and at Spend-A-Day that starts with our 11,000 square foot service department, where our service technicians attend annual certification classes to keep up with the ever changing market place. Within the service department is our well-stocked parts department and computer based parts applications where we can find what you need in a hurry. We also have 40,000 square feet of indoor storage, 6 sets of heavy-duty hoists, 3 boat ramps, and 100 boat slips. All through the years, âall you gotta doâ¦â has become a familiar catch phrase among our entire staff. With a wide selection of specialty tools to complete any service and installation task, we take a âcan doâ approach to most any request.
Along with our service department we are proud to also invite you to our 11,100 square foot showroom featuring the finest brands in the industry. Youâll appreciate our long-term approach to product selection, as we have been a Sea Ray dealer since 1960. We continuously seek out the industry winners like Sea Ray boats, JC pontoons, Bennington pontoons, Yamaha Watercraft, and Honda, Yamaha, and Mercury Outboard motors to provide our customers with the best boating available. We also have a large accessory department with a full variety of all the latest water toys, wakeboards, and boating necessities. If you are a recreational boater and enjoy quality products, youâll love what we have to offer.
Of course we still have a full rental department operating under the âU drive itâ philosophy. With a fleet never more than 3 years old consisting of Sea Ray Runabouts, JC Pontoons and Honda Outboard motors, in addition to fishing boats, we are sure your experience with us will be the most pleasant you have encountered. We may have grown over the past 56 years but we continue to focus on the mission of our family owned and operated business.
Provide a distinctive customer experience while promoting an active boating lifestyle conducive to long term customer support
Everyone at Spend-A-Day Marina strives to provide each and every customer with impeccable service and 100% satisfaction. Our common goal is to keep you on the water and enjoying the boating lifestyle.
Seasoned and novice boaters alike for three generations have enjoyed their boating experience with us and we hope you will have a chance to become one of our valued customers as well.
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