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MarineMax Charleston Announces New General Manager

CRBJ Biz Wire //June 21, 2023//

MarineMax Charleston Announces New General Manager

CRBJ Biz Wire //June 21, 2023//

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Karl Anderson

CHARLESTON, SC – MarineMax Charleston announces new general manager Karl Anderson after Bruce Bellknap retires after 24 years.

Karl is a native Texan, having grown up boating on the lakes outside of Dallas before heading to Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, for his educational pursuits. While at Appalachian State, he earned his BA and MBA degrees and was a linebacker for the football team. He began his professional career as the Appalachian State Lead Academic Coordinator for their men’s football and women’s basketball programs.

Karl and his wife, Kaylyn, were looking for warmer weather, which led them to Charleston in 2017, where Karl joined MarineMax. As a sales consultant, Karl quickly mastered his new role and was a top producer in 2021 – 2023 while also receiving the MarineMax FANS Customer Service Award in 2019.

Karl Anderson comments, “I could not be more excited to step into a leadership role with the team we have in Charleston. I feel humbled by the opportunity and feel it’s a testament to the mentorship I’ve received from our previous management team in Bruce Bellknap, Rick and Jeff Hall, and Jason Lindsey. Since my arrival six years ago, the team has welcomed me with open arms and invested heavily in my growth and development. I’m eager to pay that forward with our current team as we continue to grow and improve our sales and service departments.”

When not at the store, you can find Karl boating and golfing with friends and family in the Lowcountry.

MarineMax Charleston is proud to provide the Charleston area with unparalleled boat service. Their professional sales consultants live the boating lifestyle and want to help you find the right boat to fit your boating dreams. With premium brands known for their quality and durability, like Azimut, Galeon, MJM Yachts, Cruisers Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Aquila Power Catamarans, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, and Scout, they have the vessel for your boating lifestyle. MarineMax Charleston is conveniently located on Daniel Island at latitude 32.875645 north and longitude -79.92865 west. It is the perfect location to find your new boat, no matter where you live in the area.


As the world’s largest lifestyle retailer of recreational boats and yachts, as well as yacht concierge and superyacht services, MarineMax (NYSE: HZO) is United by Water. We have more than 125 locations worldwide, including 78 dealerships and 57 marinas. Our integrated business includes IGY Marinas, which operates luxury marinas in yachting and sport fishing destinations around the world; Fraser Yachts Group and Northrop & Johnson, leading superyacht brokerage and luxury yacht services companies; Cruisers Yachts, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of premium sport yacht and motor yachts; and Intrepid Powerboats, a premier manufacturer of powerboats. To enhance and simplify the customer experience, we provide financing and insurance services as well as leading digital technology products that connect boaters to a network of preferred marinas, dealers, and marine professionals through Boatyard and Boatzon. In addition, we operate MarineMax Vacations in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, which offers our charter vacation guests the luxury boating adventures of a lifetime. Land comprises 29% of the earth’s surface. We’re focused on the other 71%. Learn more at