MarineMax names new CEO

The nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer is keeping things in the family.

MarineMax has promoted W. Brett McGill to CEO (and he will continue to serve as president.) McGill succeeds his father, William H. McGill, Jr., who has been named executive chairman.

Brett McGill served as MarineMax’s president and COO beginning in October 2017, after serving as COO from October 2016 and as executive VP operations from 2015. He launched his career with MarineMax in 1998.

"Brett’s vast experience, including successfully leading the company’s operations for the past several years, has positioned him well to become the next leader for MarineMax,” said Joseph A. Watters, board member and nomination/corporate governance committee chairman. “His passion for understanding our customers and their needs has contributed meaningfully to the company’s accomplishments.”

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax currently has 63 retail locations across the nation.