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Alex Leva of Blue Wave Boats

April 30th, 2018

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Alex Leva, left, and Tim Long with a mixed bag of fish.

Blue Wave Boats is excited to announce that long-time industry professional, Alex Leva has joined the company as manufacturer representative and director of fishing.

In his new role with the brand, Leva will be responsible for manufacturer and dealer relations in Florida and the entire East Coast.  Steven Parks, Blue Wave president commented, “We are thrilled to bring Alex on board.  Not only is he well respected for his work with other leading boat brands, he’s got a great eye for design, growth and marketing opportunities.  His experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow the brand.”

Leva is a 33-year veteran in the boating industry, having most recently served as president of HydraSports Custom Boats. Under his leadership HydraSports Custom brought the world’s largest center console, the 53 Suenos, to market.

A little-known fact is in 1999 Leva visited the Blue Wave facility in Oklahoma with his friend and fishing buddy, Tim Long, to explore positions as reps.  While Leva decided to stay with HydraSports, Long joined Parks Manufacturing and became a minor partner in 2017.  Leva remained close to his friend Tim as well as the Parks family, who developed the Blue Wave and Silver Wave brands of boats.   

Leva states, “What attracted me to the Blue Wave brand in the first place is what brings me back today; the versatility, performance and pricing of the boats is without comparison in the industry.”  Leva is especially drawn to the 2800 Pure Hybrid and the 2400 Pure Bay for their inshore, skinny water capabilities and their ability to run 40 miles offshore into the Gulf.  Leva goes on to say, “These hulls are magic.  I totally understand why the Blue Wave brand is the go-to boat for the top guides in Texas and Louisiana.  It’s going to be a lot of fun bringing these boats to Florida and the East Coast.”   

About Blue Wave Boats

Blue Wave was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Seminole, OK. Blue Wave builds bay boats from 20’ to 28.’  In 2017 Blue Wave announced the 2800 Pure Hybrid, the world’s largest bay boat.  This model immediately gained the boating industry’s attention, even earning a Best Boat title from Florida Sportsman Magazine.

For more information, visit www.bluewaveboats.com

Ron Hoover RV & Marine: Where Experience Counts

June 30th, 2017

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Ron Hoover RV & Marine’s GM John Genardo, GSM Shane Gest and Crystal Horton.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine has parlayed its experience in boat sales to become one of the premier RV and boat dealers in the country.

Their superb reputation is based on 29 years of selling quality boats/RVs and providing excellent customer service. They boast 8 locations and 4 convenient dealers in the Greater Houston area including locations in Galveston, Katy and Willis.  They also have an RV store in La Marque.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine is proud to celebrate a banner sales year for its Cape Horn and Stamas offshore boats. Their sales executives forecast higher sales in the bay boat markets in the near future.  The Crevalle, Blue Wave, Epic, Majek, Hurricane and Carolina Skiff brands are good performers for Ron Hoover RV & Marine. As well as Sweetwater and Aqua Patio pontoons. Their engine offerings include Suzuki, Evinrude, Mercury and Yamaha. They also sell quality used boats checked by their trained technicians during the boat trade process.

There has been several new technological breakthroughs for outboard motors in the last few years. Manufacturers are releasing new higher horsepower engines like the Suzuki 350 H Outboard — the first high output engine with counter rotating propellers. According to Ron Hoover RV & Marine General Manager John Genardo, the best breakthrough is the joystick controls.

“The joystick steering technology has changed the Marine Industry and has taken a great deal of difficulty out of docking larger boats.  We now have the ability to add joystick capability to our outboard boats.”

The sales staff has almost 50 years of experience and 80 years in the fishing boat industry.  General Sales Manager Shane Gest has 10 years of financial experience and Service Department Manager Don Broussard has almost 20 years of experience. Their techs have more than 40 years of experience.

Cape horn 27xs. Photo: Douglas Barnes Photography

Ron Hoover RV & Marine believes in having the best talent to run and operate its dealerships because boating is a people business. Local General Manager John Genardo operates the Galveston Dealership. He is originally from Chicago and has been in the Marine Industry since 2004 – beginning his career at Ron Hoover RV & Marine.  He has a true passion for boating and being on the water and loves to spend time with his family fishing, boating, swimming or just cruising around the lake and bay.

General Sales Manager Shane Gest was born and raised just outside of Cleveland, OH. “Having always been around water and boats, I was naturally drawn to the industry,” said Shane. “I started in the marine industry in 2007 and moved to Texas in 2012 working for a dealership as the business manager. In 2017, I started with Ron Hoover RV & Marine as the General Sales Manager.”

When Shane is not working he is passionate about the water and spends as much time with family and friends as he can on a boat. Fishing, tubing or cruising to see fireworks on a Friday night in the summer. If he is not out on the water, you can find Shane playing golf or enjoying a football game.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine is the only fishing boat and service company on Galveston Island.  It provides parts, service and the unique ability to conduct water demos for boaters. Ron Hoover RV & Marine is your one-stop-shop and even offers in-house financing, insurance and extended warranties.

Their new management team believes in people and the local community.  Ron Hoover RV & Marine is proud to support Bayou Vista Fishing Tournaments, Ball High School Athletics Department, Bayou Vista BBQ Cook-off Fundraisers and so much more!

So, if you are looking for that new or quality inspected used boat, contact Ron Hoover RV & Marine General Manager John Genardo, who will be happy to assist you with all your boating needs.

Contact him at jgenardo@ronhoover.com – 409-935-7191 – 8126 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554. Visit Ron Hoover RV & Marine online at www.ronhoovergalveston.com