The Spring Open House is an excellent opportunity to meet the friendly staff of Ohio’s best bass boat dealership and service department, while checking out Knox’s full selection of Ranger and Lowe bass boats. There will be special offers on new boat purchases, as well as discounts on select boating parts, electronics, accessories, and fishing tackle and equipment. For specific sale details, please visit the Knox Marine website at www.knoxmarine-ltd.com.
As an added bonus, David Fritts (1993 Bassmaster Classic Champion, 1997 FLW Cup Champion), and touring pro Joe Balog will be teaching fishing seminars throughout the weekend. The seminars are free, and open to the public. For more details regarding seminar times, please contact Knox at (740) 694-7774. The doors open at 9 am, so be sure to mark your calendar.
Knox Marine’s Service Department
For any bass boat owner, finding a quality service department is critical. We put our boats through a lot of rough conditions, and things inevitably break. And when your boat is out of commission, there is no higher priority than getting it fixed – and fixed correctly – so that you can get back on the water. That’s where Knox Marine comes in. With over 75 years of combined marine service experience, Knox’s staff of Mercury and Evinrude factory trained technicians will quickly diagnose your issues and fix them in a timely and professional manner. And they stand behind their work.
To me, the service department at Knox Marine is the best in Ohio. It’s so good that I drive over an hour to get there. Although there are many reasons why I consider it the best, two examples in particular come to mind.
Mike Steel, Owner
First is the manner in which they conduct their service appointments. If you schedule a specific time for your boat to be serviced, Knox will actually work on your boat during that time. That means a lot when you’re coming from out of town, because you can bring your boat home the same day you brought it in for service. The technicians will even allow you to observe them as they perform the work, explaining to you what they’re doing and answering any questions you may have about your boat. How cool is that?
Second is the problem solving advice that they are willing to provide over the phone. If you’re a Knox Marine customer, and something breaks or stops working on your boat while you’re on the water, you can call the service department and Mark, Jeff, Steve or Mike will do everything they can to help you diagnose and fix the problem. They have bailed me out of a number of situations on the water, including one incident in which I was broken down on the Ohio River, 30 miles from the launch ramp! That type of service is rare, and is just another example of Knox Marine’s commitment to going the extra mile for their customers.
New and Used Boat and Motor Sales
Knox offers a full lineup of new Ranger Bass Boats, Ranger Aluminum Boats, and Lowe Aluminum Boats - all powered by Evinrude and Mercury outboard motors. If you’re interested in purchasing a new boat, or if you simply want to learn more about a particular model, give Steve Dalton a call. Steve has many years of experience selling boats, and as a tournament angler, he understands what is important to bass anglers when it comes to choosing the right boat. Knox also carries a wide selection of used boats, and new and used motors!
Steve Dalton, Owner
Parts and Accessories
Knox carries Evinrude genuine parts and accessories, and Mercury precision parts and accessories. They keep their parts department well stocked, and if they don’t have a part you need, they get it for you quickly. Don’t hesitate to call Matt Blakesley if you have a question on parts or warranty.
Knox also offers indoor boat storage for their customers. The cost is extremely affordable, and the process is easy. Simply schedule a winterization appointment when you’re ready to put your boat away for the season, and drop it off with Mark or Jeff at the service department. They will winterize your boat and then transport it to the storage facility for you. When you’re ready to pick it up in the spring, they’ll have it ready to go. As of the date of this article, the rate is $220, and allows you to store your boat from October 1st through April 30th.
Knox Marine Supports Ohio Based Tournament Organizations and Businesses
Knox Marine provides support to the Ohio bass fishing community by sponsoring Ohio based tournament circuits, including the Ohio Mega Bass Tournament Trail, Bass Pro Shops Ohio Tournament Trail, the Lake Erie Largemouth Series and Ohio TBF. And they support local businesses by stocking products in their tackle shop from Ohio based Venom Lures, A.C.T. Lures, and Hookerz Tackle.
So if you don’t already have a trusted service department for your bass boat, or you’re looking for a change, don’t hesitate to give Knox Marine a call – you’ll be happy you did.