As the month is trying to pass by, it is time for me to focus on another department at the Bass Pro Shops store in Leeds, Alabama. If you are following our blogs, you will remember that in January, I focused on the gifts department ("It's All About the Gift"), February, I focused on the camping department ("Look What's in Camping"), and in March, I focused on the fishing department, ("Warmer weather means More Fishing") http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-leeds-al/warmer-weather-means-more-fishing. April got away from me completely, This month's focus will turn to our marine department, a department where there is definitely more than what meets the eye. Of course, there is more product than I have room to mention, I will try to highlight the surface for you. Don't forget, if you want to see it all.... you will have to come to the store and check it out for yourself!
The word marine has four listed definitions according to www.webster.com. These definitions are a) of or relating to the sea; b) of or relating to the navigation of the sea; c) of or relating to the commerce of the sea; and d) depicting the sea, seashore, or ships. You will find a sample of each of these definitions throughout the marine department. This department has everything you may need from a boat, to all of the supplies required on a boat, all the way down to the water sport activities to use with your boat. If you already own your own boat, our marine department has all of the supplies to keep it up and going, including batteries, chargers, and accessories.
The following paragraph was taken directly from our store website:
"Make the most of your boat and time on the water with Marine Accessories from Bass Pro Shops. Whether you are chasing that tournament winning fish or just relaxing in the sun, enjoy the comfort our Boat Seats & Furniture can offer. Keep your craft juiced up and ready to go with Boat Batteries and Chargers. Stay safe and illuminated at night with Boat Wiring and Lights. Turn your boat into the ultimate fish catching vessel with Fishing Accessories specially designed to increase your hook-ups. Also ensure you meet area regulations and are prepared for an emergency with Boating Safety Equipment. Shop a large selection of Small Boats, Paddles & Oars to meet your needs. Also find Anchoring and Dock Supplies to be sure your boat stays right where you want it. Make sure your investment stays in top condition with Repair, Organization, and Cleaning Supplies."
Let's just take a peek at the boat showroom. Our boat showroom includes boats from various manufacturers.Tracker, SunTracker, Nitro, Tahoe, and Mako make up a great team and give you a variety of styles to choose from. Whether you are looking for a boat for your very own personal getaway or you are looking for one that the whole family can enjoy, our showroom is sure to have the right one to fit your needs. Many customers did not realize it, but, our boat showroom also includes used boats. If you are interested in trading in your older boat, we will help get you into a newer one! Our team is also available to service all of your boating needs. Our service team is in tip-top shape for your needs.
Once you get the boat to suit your needs, let's see what else the marine department has to offer you. Fishfinders, marine electronics, GPS, and radios are all a part of our marine electronics area. Our marine associates take the time to get to know our customers and their needs, when it comes to choosing a fishfinder. These little devices are definitely not a "one size, fits all" product. Each finder has a specific purpose and that purpose is to meet the needs of the operator. Humminbird, Lowrance, and Garmin are some of the most popular brands that we sale.
Trolling motors, outboard boat motors, and accessories for these motors also make up a portion of our marine department. We have a nice selection of motors that are sure to fit the needs of every boater. Minn Kota, Bass Pro Shops, and Prowler are just three of the name brands that we carry for trolling motors. We also offer a plethera of outboard boat motors. Whether you are looking for a spcific part, a mount, gas can, stabilizer, or the whole motor itself, we are sure to have what you are looking for in stock.
Boat seats, furniture, accessories, batteries, chargers, wiring, and just about any other product you can think of are included in our marine section of the store. We also have supplies for repairs and cleaning your boat. Our marine department includes oars, organization tools, paddles, lights, and any other type of supplies that you may need for your boat. Don't forget about the boat covers and biminis. Check out this previous blog about what all you need to have on your boat to be legal with the Alabama Water Ways requriements. http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-leeds-al/boating-checklist-stay-safe-and-legal
At last, but certainly not the least, TOYS! Our marine department carries water sports supplies for those who are still a kid at heart. Whether you are an every weekend skier or just learning, we have the products that you need. We carry skis and wakeboards, life jackets, towables, and ropes to ensure that you will have a great time out on the water. If you don't have a boat and are just looking for some old fashion fun in the water, we have a variety of floats, water toys, and more. Whatever you decide to do this summer, make Bass Pro Shops in Leeds one of the stops before you get to your destination. Until next month, get out on the water!