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Big Thunder’s New Showroom Showcases Extensive Brands

Big Thunder Marine features some of the best brands in boating and now has the perfect place to showcase them.

The company recently opened its state-of-the-art showroom at 3401 Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark. The team has been putting the finishing on the exterior in the last few weeks but has already been busy helping customers.

“Over the last two years we’ve brought together five companies and none of them had a showroom,” said Jeremy Anderson, general manager of Big Thunder Marine. “”The showroom gives our customers an experience they’re not going to get anywhere else. No one has this many types of boats, brands and number of boats under one roof.”

Customers can expect to see boats, lots of them. Crest. Mastercraft. Blackfin. Monterey. Manitou. Yes, they are all there and more. Along with a trained and welcoming team there to make the customer’s boating experience a memorable one.

“The showroom is part of our overall vision to provide the best experience at the lake,” Jeremy said. “Whether getting gas on the water, buying a boat or having one serviced, our goal is to offer the best experience on the lake.”

Jeremy expects the showroom will also serve as a great community space. Big Thunder is already hosting boater safety courses there and will host the Festival of Speed on May 31 prior to Lake Race on June 2.

The new showroom has also provided a few new jobs as well. “A big part of the showroom is combining three different sales teams into one and now growing that team — we are looking to hire experienced salespeople to help us grow.”

The new showroom is located at 3401 Bagnell Dam Blvd , Lake Ozark

573-365-4001

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm; Saturday: 10am – 6pm; Sunday: 11am – 3pm

 

Lake Race Ushers in Summer Season

It’s a been a long winter and with the weather finally turning, it is time to start thinking about summer and boating activities.

There’s no better way to kick off the season than at the annual Lake Race set for June 2, with lots of fun activities planned starting on May 31. Big Thunder Marine is proud to be the Title Sponsor for this year’s event, which features world-class powerboat racing on Lake Ozark. The race is sanctioned by the Offshore Powerboat Association.

“We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this great event,” Big Thunder general manager Jeremy Anderson noted when it was announced Big Thunder would be Title Sponsor. “Lake Race has been an important event for Lake of the Ozarks. Boaters from across the country participate and we are very excited for Lake Race. As we continue our state of fast growth at Big Thunder Marine, with a brand-new showroom opening soon, we’re focused on building our great team and we want to support and be a part of local events.”

Big Thunder Marine, one of the fastest growing marine brands of Lake of the Ozarks, is hosting a kickoff event on May 31, with the Lake Race Festival of Speed. You won’t want to miss the fast boats, cars, motorcycles and more.

It is a great way for the public to get up close and meet the racers who have arrived by May 31. Parking and race team staging will be located at the old Staples building, which is now under remodel construction for an additional Big Thunder showroom. There will be food snacks and beverages at the Big Thunder showroom on Bagnell Dam Blvd.

On the big race day, there will be a full schedule of racing with formats and demonstrations unique to Lake Race, beginning with Opening Ceremonies at 10:40 a.m. Racing begins promptly at 11 and continues until the heats are completed, around 5 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this great event. Unlimited public viewing will be available at Beavers at the Dam, on historic Bagnell Dam and at numerous other great locations surrounding the course.

When the races are complete, the public can head on over to Camden on the Lake to cheer on the drivers at the awards ceremony. Then the fun continues with the Lake Race After Party at Beavers on the Dam where entertainment will be provided at various venues, and the night is capped out with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.

For a complete schedule of Lake Race events, CLICK HERE:

Check out this Youtube video from last year’s Lake Race.

3 Things for Your Summer Bucket List

When you live, play and vacation in the the premier resort destination like Lake of the Ozarks, summer takes on a life of its own. So much to do, see and enjoy.

Our beautiful area offers world-class boating, golfing and plenty of outdoor activities. Sometimes, there are not enough hours in a summer day to take in everything this beautiful region has to offer.

At the Lake of the Ozarks you can be as lively or laid back as you want to be. Bring your family, your friends and your colleagues to discover Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Big Thunder Marine, we’ve compiled a list from various sources of the fun things to do in our area, both in and around Lake Ozark and its communities.

So, let’s get out and enjoy.

Boating:

Lake of the Ozarks offers a bounty of places to enjoy boating, whether you want to be around crowds or tucked off in a hideaway. Some even call is the best recreational lake in the country.

There’s nothing better than cruising on the lake, checking out the beautiful homes and the spectacular scenery. At Big Thunder Marine we know it as the premier lake destination. Of course, there’s all the lakefront dining and entertainment as well.

Exploring:

Check out Bridal Cave. There’s a reason it continues to be one of the top attractions in the area. Bridal Cave remains a constant 60 degrees inside, so you are good rain or shine. Guided tours happen on a regular basis and generally last about an hour. Expert park interpreters help visitors discover room after room of mineral deposits — creating giant columns, massive draperies and more throughout the cave.

Entertainment:

Be sure to visit Bagnell Dam Strip. It offers family friendly restaurants, arcade games, sample some fudge — it’s all waiting on this main strip in Lake Ozark.