Marine 360 boat dealership has been a mainstay on Lake Murray since 2007. Principals Brandon Crutchfield and Scott Muckenfuss believe they offer the highest quality sales and service in the Midlands area while being a popular, go-to location for versatile boating selections.
Scott says the company is an authorized dealer for both Sea Hunt and Crest brands. "We value the opportunity to create long-term relationships with our customers, and we pledge our expertise and to help everyone in finding boating options that are best for them, whether new or pre-owned," he adds.
Brandon says customers also receive outstanding service from the team operating the service, financing and parts departments.
"One of the great aspects of our business is that we're right on the water. We have four slips on the marina, so customers can just pull their boats right up, and we take care of the rest," he explains.
Test rides also can be scheduled at Marine 360, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, in Chapin. The team installs boat electronics and stereos, too. They detail watercraft and handle warranty work. An added value is that Scott, Brandon, General Manager Chris Williams, Service Manager Smyth McCrady and the company's staffers grew up around boats and water, so they bring firsthand experience and professional knowledge to each customer situation.
For those looking for a boat, Scott says they first begin by establishing the expected, targeted use of the boat. "Based on answers about skiing, family goals or tubing, we can put them in the boat they need."
He says they also can address any questions about how often various types of boats should be serviced and the sizes of boats ideal for Lake Murray, for example.
The entire Marine 360 staff encourages boat users to learn as much as they can about boat safety. They recommend checking out courses conducted by the Lake Murray Power Squadron at Flotilla Island at the end of Johnson Marina Road, between Ballentine and Chapin. The next America's Boating class will be offered there July 27 and Aug. 3. Materials for the class are $40 per person or $50 per couple if materials are shared. Classes are limited to 20 participants.
This summer, consider the Crest Caribbean Limited 250 SLRC from the Marine 360 Team
Representing nearly 60 years of waterborne experience, Brandon and Scott say they appreciate and offer the Crest product line because the company focuses on pontoon excellence.
Crest representatives call The Caribbean more of a breakthrough than a boat. Brandon says it offers exceptional standard features and superior durability. By design, the Caribbean seamlessly integrates multiple textures of upholstery, contemporary flooring and a bimini top into a distinctive, timeless look.
The 2019 Crest Caribbean 250 SLRC comes in black, with gray interior and rustic, weathered gray deluxe polyvinyl flooring. Caribbean’s styling includes multiple upholstery textures, a rich color palette and a selection of flooring options.
Scott, who handles customer financing and accounting, indicates current rates are competitive, typically ranging 4-5.5%.
Crest Caribbean Limited 250 SLRC
Length Overall: 25 feet, 8 inches; Deck: 25 feet, 1 inch; Beam: 8 feet, 6 inches; Pontoon Diameter: 25/26/25 inches
Max Horsepower: CP3 Performance (Electronic Power Steering): 400 hp
Capacity (Pounds/Passengers): 1,833/13
Weight Without Engine (approximate): 3,644 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 83 gallons