Lewis Marine Supply Offers Interlux Paint

Lewis Marine is proud to offer Interlux, a trusted brand of yacht paint used by mega yacht captains and owners all over the world.

From top to bottom, Interlux helps protect your vessels from the elements.

  • For the topsides our paint experts recommend Interlux Brightside Polyurethane line of finishes or the popular Bilgekote for bilges and bulkheads.
  • Below the waterline, we have you covered with Interlux’s best bottom paint products available in the market, including the full line of Micron technology to achieve premium antifouling protection. Other fantastic bottom paints include ACT, Ultra, and Fiberglass Bottomkote Aqua, all in-stock and ready to ship. 
  • Use Interlux varnishes, Schooner, Schooner Gold, Goldspar, Original and Cetol Marine for top of the line protection while looking stunning. Also available are the Interprotect epoxy primers, an industry choice since 1986.

And don’t forget your solvents and cleaners like the 202 Fiberglass Solvent Wash as well as thinners and reducers to finish up your paint job on a high note!

Lewis Marine Supply is the local shop for all your painting needs.  From top of the line paints to accessories including world renowned brands like 3M, Buffalo, Corona and Redtree, we are here to help you get your paint job done right!

Stay safe and happy boating.

Paul Wohlrab Set to Retire

Paul Wohlrab, Outside Sales Manager at Lewis Marine Supply (who recently acquired Jerry’s Marine Service) has announced his retirement on April 10, 2020.

Paul has more than 45 years in the boating industry. In the last decade he lead the outside sales team at Lewis Marine Supply and the sales team at Jerry’s Marine Service, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Prior to that, he held management positions at Reverso Pumps, Tides Marine, and Mase Generators North America.  Working for Bennett Trim Tabs and Pompanette rounded out the career that began in the 70’s as the sales manager for Gondolier Magazine, a regional boating publication.

Paul has been active for the past several years on the recruitment committee of the MIASF. “Some of the best times, and the most fun people in any industry, can be found in the Marine Industry”, he states.

“The combination of Jerry’s Marine and Lewis Marine offer endless possibilities to expand and serve the marine industry marketplace.  These opportunities are best implemented by a younger, progressive crew, and the current team will make this happen.  I’ll be most content to applaud from the sidelines.”

Paul plans to enjoy more time with him family, do some fishing and enjoy leisure time in the industry he loves. He wants to thank all that have aided in his success.

Lewis Marine COVID-19 Planning

Launch of Lewis Marine Qwik Order website and Curb Side Will Call

The team at Lewis Marine Supply is taking the problem of Coronavirus COVID-19 seriously. We are putting measures in place to protect the health of our team and our customers. Currently, all our stores remain open for business, we are fully operational, and deliveries are on schedule.

Today, to support safe and easy business with Lewis, we are launching 2 new initiatives.

We now offer “Curb Side Will Call”. Any order placed online or over the phone can be picked up at any of our locations without needing to come into the facility. Simply call the facility when you arrive (numbers below) and let us know you’re ready for pickup with your vehicle information. We will promptly get your order ready and bring to you at your vehicle.

We are launching our new online ordering system, Qwik Order, now available at https://lewismarine.qwik-order.com Orders can be placed online 24/7 and will automatically be fulfilled during normal business hours. Customers who have previously used the Lewis Marine online ordering will receive a message showing how to log in and use the new site. New customers can get login and directions by contacting us at orderonline@lewismarine.com.

Please note, we are launching the Qwik Order website a week early to facilitate ease of ordering and interactions due to COVID-19. This week, we will be completing the launch by loading the remaining items and inventory primarily from the previous Jerry’s Marine business. We expect this to be completed and fully functional by March 23rd. Customers may also continue to use the Jerry’s online ordering system at jms.qwik-order.com until we complete the merge. When complete, the JMS website will automatically roll to the Lewis ordering site.

If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help: 954-523-4371 or orderonline@lewismarine.com

We will continue to monitor and respond accordingly to the COVID-19 situation. Further communications will be sent as needed. As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to providing you with “Service Supreme by Lewis Marine”.

Lewis Marine Supply Acquires Glennmar Supply

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida-based Lewis Marine Supply is pleased to announce the acquisition of Glennmar Supply, in Largo FL. Glennmar was established in 1971 and serves the wholesale marine industry throughout the west coast of Florida. Based near Tampa, Glennmar Supply provides marine parts to wholesale customers. Lewis Marine Supply plans to invest to significantly expand the operations, inventory and direct delivery area.

“Adding Glennmar to Lewis Marine Supply gives us a base of operations to support our customers with an outstanding team”, explains Chelsea Beyer, President of Lewis Marine Supply. “Having a location in the Tampa market will  increase our reach for same and next day delivery beyond our current routes. While we currently deliver daily to the West Coast, adding inventory and vehicles originating in Tampa will expand where we can deliver directly with Lewis Marine Supply vehicles. This will give our customers more options in addition to the great service and in-stock offering they expect from Lewis Marine”.

Lewis Marine Supply continues to grow since their new ownership in March 2019, including the acquisition of Jerry’s Marine Service and Glennmar Supply. Glennmar Supply becomes the third Lewis Marine location, with stores in Fort Lauderdale, Charleston and now Tampa.

As always, for Service Supreme, Call Lewis Marine!

For additional information contact:

Lewis Marine Supply
Stefanie Hingley
VP of Marketing
954-523-4371
Stefanie.hingley@lewismarine.com

About Lewis Marine Supply
Lewis Marine Supply is a worldwide marine distributor offering a broad range of quality boating products. We provide fast and reliable nationwide delivery and global export services. Working with over 400 manufacturers, we source over 30,000 products to our customers in the marine industry. We are based in Fort Lauderdale with stores in Charleston, SC and Largo, FL.

Lewis Marine Supply Acquires Jerry’s Marine Service

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida-based Lewis Marine Supply is excited to announce the acquisition of Jerry’s Marine Service. Jerry’s Marine Service is a family owned business founded in 1971, selling marine parts, engines and motor parts, and is an authorized dealer for Suzuki and Honda. Jerry’s Marine has locations in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Charleston, SC.

Company President, Chelsea Beyer, “Adding the Jerry’s Marine Service business to the Lewis Marine Supply team is a foundational business opportunity. Fort Lauderdale is our home base, and we will be even stronger in our home market. The addition of Charleston is a first step in an expanded geographic reach to better service customers. The Jerry’s product lines are complimentary to Lewis’, greatly enhancing our offering and allowing one-stop shopping for our customers.”

Jerry’s Marine owner Jon Lewis will be staying on to lead the sales team. He adds, “This acquistion gives us a great opportunity to offer more to our customers, but equally important is the cultural fit that our companies have. We are two traditionally family run businesses who have always valued personal service and strong product knowledge. We are excited to join forces and grow as an integrated team moving forward.”

The business will operate as Lewis Marine Supply, while keeping the Jerry’s Marine Service name for motors and engine related business. Jerry’s Marine location in Fort Lauderdale will relocate into the main Lewis Marine facility located at 220 SW 32nd Street in Fort Lauderdale in the next few months. Jerry’s Marine location at 3601 Meeting Street Rd in Charleston will be rebranded to Lewis Marine Supply and continue to operate from that location.

As always, for Service Supreme, Call Lewis Marine!

For additional information contact:

Lewis Marine Supply
Stefanie Hingley
VP of Marketing
954-523-4371
Stefanie.hingley@lewismarine.com

Is Your Emergency Safety Kit Ready To Keep You Safe?

Boaters are required to have safety equipment by the U.S. Coast Guard for all Vessels. For personal watercraft, for example, a small kit for treating minor cuts and scrapes is probably adequate. For boating farther from shore, a more elaborate marine safety kit may be needed.

Having a proper marine First-Aid Kit on board can help you render immediate emergency care, and sometimes even save a life. It’s one of the safety-related items that Coast Guard Auxiliary and United States Power Squadrons® vessel examiners discuss when conducting an annual Vessel Safety Check (VSC) on recreational boats.

Make sure before you cast off that your marine emergency safety equipment is up-to-date and meets todays regulations. Just remember… it’s better to be safe then sorry. Be prepared!

What are some safety kit items that you are required to carry on board?

  • Personal Flotation Devices
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Visual Distress Signals
  • Sound Producing Devices
  • Marine Sanitation Devices
  • Pollution Regulation Placards

The general scale for boat classifications is as follows:

  • Vessels less than 16 feet
  • Vessels 16 – 26 feet
  • Vessels 26 – 40 feet
  • Vessels 40 – 65 feet

The Rest of the Gear We Recommend

The above list will satisfy the minimum requirements for operating your boat, but there are other safety products that have proven their worth in the event something happens on the water. While these products will require a little more investment on your part, they are an investment in the safety of yourself and others on your boat. At Lewis Marine Supply, we are committed to making life on the water as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible and having the right safety gear is part of that.

Now in stock: Fig# 5002

Lewis Marine Supply
Lewis Marine Supply opened for business in 1956 with a goal of providing marine parts and supplies with exceptional customer service. Our catalog highlights over 15,000 parts from over 300 manufacturers so we can support our customers all around the world.

We’d love to know what you think of this product! If you would like more information about this topic, or any other marine parts, please contact Lewis Marine Supply at: (800) 327-3792 or email us at: talktous@lewismarine.com

Looking For Some Long-Lasting Protection?

Looking for some long-lasting protection against UV, salt spray, marine growth and stains? Check out Collinite marine products. For great protection and a shine that’s unmistakably carnauba wax.

When it comes to fiberglass boats, boat wax is an important part of the maintenance process. Marine grade boat waxes provide the most reliable results. Collinite marine wax products clean up faster, shine brighter, protect against the elements better and last longer. That’s why they continue to set the benchmark in gloss and water-bead durability year after year.

  • Enhances look while protecting finish
  • Cost effectively maintains appearance and value overtime
  • Guards against corrosive elements; UV, staining, salt adhesion and more
  • For both fleet and smaller craft application. New and weathered surfaces alike.
  • Provides excellent coating of durability

Collinite
Serving our loyal automotive, marine and industrial customers since 1936, Collinite has existed with one single purpose in mind: to provide the most durable, highest-grade marine wax products available. Our entire handcrafted line is patiently produced according to Collinite’s own exclusive, proprietary formulations. No fillers, extenders or thickeners are used to reduce manufacturing costs.

Now in stock: Fig# 1COL

Lewis Marine Supply
Lewis Marine Supply opened for business in 1956 with a goal of providing marine parts and supplies with exceptional customer service. Our catalog highlights over 15,000 parts from over 300 manufacturers so we can support our customers all around the world.

We’d love to know what you think of this product! If you would like more information about this topic, or any other marine parts, please contact Lewis Marine Supply at: (800) 327-3792 or email us at: talktous@lewismarine.com

Cleaning and Removing Marine Growth Just Got Easier

Lewis Marine Supply is excited to offer Trac Ecological cleaning supplies that are specifically formulated to meet an industry wide need for fast, safe, cost effective alternatives to mechanical cleaning of seawater cooled marine equipment.

T-Greaser
This multipurpose, pleasant smelling, concentrated marine cleaner and degreaser is formulated to be safe for most marine applications. TRAC’s ecological T-greaser is solvent free, antibacterial, nontoxic, and noncorrosive. Apply, and watch the toughest stains dissolve and leave no residue behind. Provides rapid removal of oils, greases, grime, soap scum, mildew stains, sludge bottoms, fats, synthetic lubes, preservative coatings, rubber tire marks, inks, pigments, and much more from your boat or yacht.  100% biodegradable boat cleaner.

Trac’s Descaler
This marine cleaner concentrate is a safe, also biodegradable, scale remover designed to dissolve fresh water scale which forms a rock-like build up inside of fresh water cooled marine equipment. These scale deposits in your marine equipment’s cooling system which should dramatically reduce heat transfer rate.

Sew Clean
Do you need to remove uric scale from your black water system? Formulated to target uric scale and clean sewage systems from toilet to tank, this proven solution will dissolve buildup which causes plumbing to overflow and create nasty odors on board. Simply add one quart of Sew Clean® per head, let it sit for 12 hours, rinse, and the system is clean. Sew Clean® is a black water system cleaner, not a sewage treatment chemical. Non-corrosive to all metals, plastics, gaskets and other materials commonly found in black water systems. 100% biodegradable remover.

Can be used to remove growth from:

  • A/C & refrigeration cooling systems
  • Engines seawater cooling systems
  • Black water systems
  • Marine equipment

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Lewis Marine Supply

Lewis Marine Supply opened for business in 1956 with a goal of providing marine parts and supplies with exceptional customer service. Our catalog highlights over 15,000 parts from over 300 manufacturers so we can support our customers all around the world.

We’d love to know what you think of this product! If you would like more information about this topic, or any other marine parts, please contact Lewis Marine Supply at: (800) 327-3792 or email us at: talktous@lewismarine.com

3M Sanding Disc For Prepping Your boat For Paint

Lewis Marine Supply is excited about the availability of 3M’s Cubitron™ II sanding disc. These sanding discs are great for prepping your boat for paint work. No one likes to constantly have to switch out discs. These sanding discs last at least 30% longer than traditional ceramic abrasives. Stop by Lewis Marine Supply and pick up your sanding abrasive discs to make quick work on your boat prep work.

About Cubitron™ II
Cubitron™ II utilizes 3M™ Precision-Shaped
Grain, which out cuts and outlasts conventional ceramic industrial abrasives
and requires less grinding force to achieve superior performance.

Its long-lasting sharp
triangular shaped grain and multi-hole pattern for superior dust extraction
make the disc ideal for marine paint removal, rough shaping, fine
feather-edging or final prep before blending or priming. The Hookit™ system
makes for quick disc change-outs.

We developed our Cubitron™
II Hookit™ Clean Sanding Abrasive Discs for superior cut and long disc life. It
features 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain technology. This triangular shaped grain
cuts at least 30% faster and lasts at least 30% longer than traditional ceramic
abrasives. The disc is ideal for feather-edging, as a final sanding step before
priming and painting your boat.

Features

Now in stock: Fig# 3635, 3638

Lewis Marine Supply
We are a worldwide marine distributor offering quality boating products. Lewis Marine Supply provides fast and reliable nationwide delivery and global export services. Working with over 300 manufacturers, we source over 15,000 products to our customers in the marine industry.

We’d love to know what you think of this product! If you would like more information about this topic, or any other marine parts, please contact Lewis Marine Supply at: (800) 327-3792 or email us at: talktous@lewismarine.com

Time For A Fresh Coat With Alexseal Topcoats

Lewis Marine Supply is proud to offer ALEXSEAL® premium Yacht topcoat marine paints. ALEXSEAL® topcoat paints utilize the latest advances in polyurethane technology along with state-of-the-art UV absorbers to achieve a durable surface while still attaining a high gloss finish.

Are you looking for that wet look? ALEXSEAL® Premium Topcoat 501 is a two component, polyurethane-based coating, designed for exterior and interior marine applications. It’s the perfect marine paint for the yacht industry.

ALEXSEAL® Premium marine Topcoat paint 501 is used as a[n extreme high-gloss topcoat in spray or brush applications. It can be used internally or externally in areas not subject to permanent water immersion.

Now in stock: Fig# 1ALX

Lewis Marine Supply

Lewis Marine Supply opened for business in 1956 with a goal of providing marine parts and supplies with exceptional customer service. Our catalog highlights over 15,000 parts from over 300 manufacturers so we can support our customers all around the world.

We’d love to know what you think of this product! If you would like more information about this topic, or any other marine parts, please contact Lewis Marine Supply at: (800) 327-3792 or email us at: talktous@lewismarine.com