Cole Malise recently took over as the new owner of Friday’s Marine in Saluda, Virginia’s oldest Suzuki dealership for outboard motors and the 12th oldest Suzuki Marine dealership in the country.
Malise worked under the marine’s previous owner and has been around boats his whole life. He describes himself as knowledgeable when it comes to the boating trade but also as someone who is eager to learn more.
Although a certified Suzuki sales and servicer dealer, the business also provides services to all brands of motors and sells supplies and accessories. All of the servicing and repairs is done by certified mechanics who have years of experience.
Malise may have just become the owner, but he is already thinking of ways to expand the business. Some of his goals are to “purchase additional property and expand to boat sales and possible storage areas” said Malise.
The transition to his ownership has been a positive one according to Malise. He claims his biggest challenge so far h...
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