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CruiseMaine – Moose Landing Marina – S2 – Episode 21

CruiseMaine – Moose Landing Marina – S2 – Episode 21


>>Erin Ovalle: In this
week’s Cruise Maine series, we are cruising around Sebago
Lake here with Steve Arnold, owner of Moose
Landing Marina. Steve, thanks
for having us!>>Steve Arnold:
Thanks for coming! What a great environment this
is to come to work everyday.>>Erin Ovalle:
Not a bad office!>>Steve Arnold: Yeah! Five years ago I
bought Moose Landing; it’s been a great acquisition
and it’s a lot of fun.>>Erin Ovalle: And ocean
life versus lake life.>>Steve Arnold: Yeah,
they’re both good.>>Erin Ovalle: Yeah.>>Steve Arnold: They’re
both my babies. You will find me
most Sundays boating on the lake with my
family, with the kids and we tube and we take all
the guys from Moose Landing, and girls and we will go out
and we will find a sandbar and we have
we have a fun day.>>Erin Ovalle: For
a lot of people, if they don’t want
to buy a boat, you also have boat rentals.>>Steve Arnold: Absolutely! We have about 34
rental boats here. We also have 30 rental
boats at Point Sebago, where we run the
rental department.>>Erin Ovalle: But if
they want to buy a boat, behind us is one of your
kind of boutique models, the Ranger Tugs.>>Steve Arnold:
Yeah, absolutely!>>Erin Ovalle:
They are adorable. Yeah, so we’re going
to head over there in a minute with Will to
see some of Sebago Lake, but tell us a little bit
about your other brands.>>Steve Arnold: We carry
all the Godfrey brands, we carry Hurricane Deck Boats,
we carry Ski Boats. we have brokerage boats. Whatever you are looking for,
we are pretty confident we can get you that right boat.>>Erin Ovalle: So are
you ready to go on lake?>>Steve Arnold: Let’s do it! ->>Erin Ovalle: Hey Will! ->>Will Monson: How are you?>>Erin Ovalle: How is it going? You are sales manager
but captain, today. Right?>>Will Monson: There you go!>>Erin Ovalle:
Oh, I could be your skipper. So tell me some
of the features.>>Will Monson: Well, a couple
of nice things about this boat, this boat does have
a generator on board. So you’re able to make your own
power when you are on the water, so you have all the
amenities of home. It has two air-conditioning
and heating systems, it does have an
engine-driven heater too so you don’t have to run
your generator to get heat; full electronics, auto-pilot. I mean, basically it’s…
it’s set-up to go anywhere you like.>>Erin Ovalle: So when a
customer purchases a boat from Moose Landing,
you give them the rundown, the orientation. ->>Will Monson: We go through
everything.>>Erin Ovalle: Good!>>Will Monson: We do an
on-water orientation with our delivery captain,
kind of a top-to-bottom checklist,
and we actually encourage people to bring their family on board
for the orientation too. It’s just nice that
everyone is aware and safe and knows how to run the boat. We bring the…
we bring the boat right to you when we do that.>>Erin Ovalle:
So we are heading to…>>Will Monson: Songo Locks.>>Erin Ovalle: Nice!>>Will Monson: It was
actually part of a system of about 27 locks. Originally, you could
actually take this waterway right down into Portland
and into Casco Bay, that’s not quite
the case anymore.>>Erin Ovalle: Are you
loving your Maine life?>>Will Monson: I am loving it.>>Erin Ovalle: How can you not!

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