Best known for maintaining high-performance powerboats and providing concierge services for clients across the country, Marine Unlimited in Toms River, N.J., has become the exclusive Northeast dealer for Deep Impact and Blackwater center consoles. Marine Unlimited principal Tom Healey and Mark Fischer, the owner of Deep Impact, Blackwater and Boats Direct USA, reportedly reached the agreement this spring.
“We have a lot of high-performance clients who have or want to have second boats,” said Healey. “They don’t want to run their high-performance boats to go visit a friend across the bay. It’s much easier to just to hop in a center console and go.”
With the addition of Deep Impact and Blackwater center consoles, Marine Unlimited continues to expand the powerboat lines it offers.
The move to carry the two complementary center consoles lines is yet another by Healey to expand his business into the mainstream powerboat world. Marine Unlimited also carries the Cobia line of runabouts and center consoles, as well as the Bennington series of pontoon boats.
“When we took over this marina a year ago we gained 200 customers with everything from cruisers to outboard-powered boats,” he said.
Healey and his team, however, aren’t about to abandon their high-performance customers. Last month, he ran with a client in an Outerlimits SV 52 V-bottom in the Florida Powerboat Club’s Air-Land-Sea Poker Run from Miami to Key West. A few days later, he headed to Cuba as part of the FPC fleet with another customer in a 39-foot Nor-Tech center console. And tonight Marine Unlimited is hosting an open-house party for the New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club in advance of this weekend’s Atlantic City Powerboat Rally and Festival of Speed.
“We’re going to hang Brad Benson’s 52-foot MTI cat on the travel lift out front for tonight’s party,” he said. “I don’t know how many people are going to be here tonight—that’s the scary part.”