Friday, May 26, 2023

Business Spotlight: Goodhue Boat Company

This boating season is going to be an exciting one for Goodhue Boat Company. Goodhue acquired Panther Run Marina on Sebago Lake in Raymond, Maine in March of this year, while also working diligently on the recent launch of Lake Life Experience: A Goodhue Boat Company, which is the company’s new lifestyle brand that will focus on retail and lessons.

Panther Run Marina in Raymond is now part of the
Goodhue Boat Company. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Goodhue Boat Company is also gearing up for the launch of their brand-new Goodhue Boat Club at all five locations. With these expansions come added team members, coordination for these new projects, and most importantly: more experience opportunities for customers.

"The strength and growth of Goodhue Boat Company over the last five years really comes from three sources. We have the best team in the business that focuses on the customer and our core values. We have the best waterfront locations on beautiful lakes. And finally, we partner with only industry-leading manufacturers and vendors that share our interest in premium products and exceptional customer experiences.” said Cody Gray, Vice President of Operations. “These three ingredients have guided us to also look to the future of outdoor recreation and consider how people enjoy the water with their family and friends. The reality is that some of the traditional ways we access and use water don’t work for everyone. For example, some people want to see the water solo from a personal mobility perspective on an efoil. Some may be interested in renting a boat for a day or even just taking a guided tour of part of the lake. And for others, they want a more traditional boating experience without all the costs and work of boat ownership. Our new Boat Club might be a good fit for them. Ultimately our marina locations offer the products, services and access that allow us to truly experience the lake lifestyle.”

The new boat club Goodhue has built with Carefree Boat Club truly gives members the opportunity to enjoy the water without the cost of ownership.

With on-the-water training for all new members regardless of experience, the goal is to get people on the water with safety as a top priority. Members will have unlimited access to multiple boats at all Goodhue Boat Company locations, as well as reciprocity with over 100 other Carefree Boat Club locations across the globe. For more information about the boat club, visit

The acquisition of Panther Run Marina on Sebago Lake has been an exciting time for the company. The new location is managed by the great Captain Bob Adams. With a colorful background in the boating industry, his pledge is to deliver a premium customer experience to every client and customer.

Adams was previously a USCG Master Boat Captain with experience as a coastal cruise boat captain, resort marina manager, and as a leader with large outdoor retailers. You can find him enjoying the lifestyle one finds on the water fishing, scuba diving and boating. If you get the chance to visit Maine this summer, make sure to swing by and say hello to the Panther Run crew!

Peter Curless is the General Sales Manager at the new Panther Run location and wrote this on looking forward into the 2023 boating season: “When you think about Goodhue Boat Company at Panther Run a key phrase is commonly heard and emphasized within our team of professionals. That phrase and focus is delivering a life enhancing experience for our customers.

We want you to enjoy your journey with our team every step of the way. We can support you with our customer-first focus on Sales, F&I, Service, Parts, Pro-Shop, Rentals and Boat Club. Located in the heart of Sebago Lake allows us to partner with our community on a local level as well as supporting you at the state level as the only Cobalt Dealer in Maine. Stop by, say hello, and let us earn your business the right way.” <

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