By: Scott Way
Canada's premier Cobalt dealer, Walker's Point Marina on Lake Muskoka in Ontario's cottage country, has been acquired by Maple Leaf Marinas.
In a statement released this morning, Maple Leaf Marinas, based out of nearby Midland on Georgian Bay, will add Walkers Point to its growing portfolio of 8 locations and over 2500 in-water slips. Walkers Point is a staple on Lake Muskoka, with a large modern facility that's easily accessible from the town of Gravenhurst. Their existing product lines include Cobalt, Baja, Barletta, Rossiter, Scout, and Yamaha Waverunners. The facility boasts storage for up to 600 boats, summer docking slips, a full service department, and a staff of over 50 personnel.
From Walkers Point General Manager Steve Tait:
”I am honoured and privileged to lead Walkers Point as the premier sales, service and boating destination in Muskoka. Walkers Point is known for exceptional and unparalleled service combined with elite boat brands such as Cobalt, Scout, and Rossiter. I look forward to surpassing customer expectations when we see you in the spring. We are also excited to expand our product offerings and utilizing our sizable facility in a more customer focused manner. We are thankful for the unparalleled support of Maple Leaf Marinas, together we look forward to the next steps in our journey.”
Below is the full statement from Maple Leaf Marinas:
Maple Leaf Marinas (MLM) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Walkers Point Marina, on Lake Muskoka.
Walkers Point has been providing service, storage and sales to the Muskoka boating clientele since 1979.
The operation provides rack storage and in-water slips for 650 boats, as well as annual mechanical and refinishing services to 1200 customers . The Walkers Point sales team is Canada’s premier Cobalt dealer, and also represents high end boat lines, including Rossiter and Scout.
We are also pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Steve Tait, as General Manager, Walkers Point Marina. Steve is one of the most knowledgeable marina operators in Ontario.
The Maple Leaf Portfolio now consists of 8 operating Marinas with 2500 in-water slips and 800 dry-stack racks.
Dave Rozycki, President of MLM remarked that “the acquisition of Walkers Point adds another first class Marina Facility to our growing portfolio. Walkers is well known as a retailer of premium boat brands, but we were initially attracted to this operation by its significant boat slip and storage footprint, which aligns with MLM’s core business.”