Dec 5, 2017

Pride MarineFriday Harbour Resort and Pride Marine Group are pleased to announce a strategic new partnership, delivering a comprehensive suite of world class marina services to Friday Harbour Homeowners and public visitors alike.

Part of the 600 acre Resort, Friday Harbour’s Marina is a 40 acre boating playground that is host to a wealth of lifestyle activities. Located on Big Bay Point, North America’s largest inland marina provides a setting to enjoy Lake Simcoe in ways you had never imagined. The full-service Marina boasts state-of-the-art features and a beautifully designed, newly opened Harbour Master Building.

“Friday Harbour’s partnership with Pride Marine is a fundamental part of our world class Marina. We are dedicated to creating an unforgettable and unparalleled experience for all boaters who visit the Resort. Our Marina is truly one of a kind and together, we look forward to redefining what it means to take your boat onto Lake Simcoe,” said James DiRenzo, Chief Executive Officer at Friday Harbour.

Pride Marine Group will round out Friday Harbour’s Marina offerings with the addition of new and pre-owned boat sales and brokerage, boat winterization and storage, parts and services, and watercraft rentals.

"Pride Marine Group is very excited about our partnership with Friday Harbour Resort. Being Canada's Premiere Marine Group, we look forward to combining our passion for unsurpassed customer experience, with the luxuries and comforts of Friday Harbour Resort. We believe the combination of our lifestyle brands will create an even more memorable experience for every customer. Pride Marine Group wants to play a key role in ensuring that the new boaters at Friday Harbour have a positive first experience as well as assisting experienced boaters find their next boat."

The exclusive roster of brands carried by Pride Marine Group in Ontario features Nautique wake boats, Sea Ray’s full lineup including L-Class yachts and sport boats, and Chris Craft.

Additional luxury services offered at the Friday Harbour Marina include:

Professional marina staff, leading edge docking system, new high speed fuel docks with diesel, regular and premium gasoline, valet service, ice delivery, high-speed wifi, Starbucks coffee, a retail shop with apparel, accessories, personal care items, food and drink, an ATM, shower, and laundry facilities.

Friday Harbour and Pride Marine Group look forward to this highly anticipated partnership and continued future success.

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