Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jacobsen’s Marine Moving to Port of Edmonds

Boat and motor sales company Jacobsen’s Marine is moving from its home in Seattle to the Port of Edmonds, the port revealed in an Oct. 28 announcement. Jacobsen’s signed a 30-year lease with the port Oct. 24. It includes an option to extend the deal to 50 years.

“The Port of Edmonds is the perfect fit for our business,” Jacobsen’s president, Greg Jacobsen said, “both for the boating business and saltwater sports.”

The facility is expected to be located near the Port Administration building on property currently being used as a gravel parking and storage area.

If the permitting and construction process proceeds smoothly, the facility could be open as soon as June 2014, according to the port.

Jacobsen’s Marine, which was founded in the Ballard area of northwestern Seattle more than 60 years ago, moved to West Seattle in 2009. It had begun plans to move to Edmonds in 2007, but never followed through due to the then-collapsing economy.

Jacobsen’s deals in high-quality marine stock, including Grady White and Parker boats – ranging from 18 to 36 feet in length – and Johnson, Evinrude and Yamaha outboard motors. The company says its new Edmonds facility plans to offer full lines of sales, service and accessories.

“Adding Jacobsen’s to the outstanding lineup of businesses on port property will enhance the Port’s brand, which emphasizes destination, quality and customer service,” port executive director Bob McChesney said in an Oct. 28 statement. “They chose us because no other spot on Puget Sound so ideally matched their needs.”

The Port of Edmonds boat marina, which was created in 1962, provides the only public boating access in the 30-mile stretch between Seattle’s Shilshole Bay and the Port of Everett.