Come see JBYS in Fort Lauderdale!

October 23rd, 2014


Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 30-Nov 3, 2014. Team JBYS can be found in our manufacturer displays for Princess (Face Dock 3 [3A-F]), Viking Yachts (D Dock) and Sunseeker (Face Dock 2 [2A-F]). The line up this year is out-of-sight!


For a personal showing on any of these models please contact us at (866) 490-5297 or email



43 Flybridge (Debut)
52 Flybridge
56 Flybridge
60 Flybridge (Debut)
72 Motor Yacht
S72 (Debut)
82 Motor Yacht



42 Open
42 Sport Coupe
42 Sport Tower
46 Convertible
52 Sport Tower (Debut)
52 Convertible
55 Convertible
62 Enclosed Bridge
66 Convertible
66 Enclosed Bridge
70 Convertible
70 Enclosed Bridge
75 Motor Yacht (Debut)
82 Convertible
92 Enclosed Bridge (Debut)


Vikings available for sea trial at Harbour Towne Marina in Dania, FL include: 42 Open and 62 Convertible.



48 Portofino
53 Manhattan
65 Manhattan (Debut)
75 Yacht (Debut)
105 Yacht
115 Sport Yacht


For a personal showing on any of these models please contact us at (866) 490-5297 or email

Upcoming Events

August 19th, 2014

Now is the time for late summer and fall 2014 boat shows…so pop on a jacket and head on out to the many wonderful boat shows. Boating season is far from over!

Here’s what’s coming up:

North American Demo Boat Show
Aug 21-24
Cedar Point, OH

Boating and Outdoor Festival
Sept 11-14
Lake St. Clair Metropark, MI

Southampton Boat Show
Sept 12-21
Mayflower Park/Town Quay, Southampton, UK

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Oct 30 – Nov 3
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Upcoming Events

April 22nd, 2014

Spring is finally here and at every nearby marina you can hear the gentle splash of boats launching for the season. Ahhh…boating time! Along with baseballs’ opening day comes Spring and Summer boat shows. No longer confined to exhibition halls, this seasons’ boat shows are enjoyed in-water and of course in-the-sunshine!

Here’s what’s coming up for Spring/Summer 2014. Click on the links below for more information or contact us.

Catawba Island Boat Show
May 2-4
Catawba Island Club, OH

Great Lakes Boating Festival
May 16-18
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, MI

Chicago Yacht Club’s Power Yacht In-Water Technology Showcase
May 30 & 31
Chicago Yacht Club, IL

Chicago In-Water Boat Show
June 5-8
31st St. Harbor, IL

Michigan City In-Water Boat Show
Aug 7-10
Michigan City, IN

Hot New Inventory!

January 17th, 2014

Most of this hot new inventory is available for spring delivery! Contact us for more details and to discuss delivery options. Boating season in the Great Lakes kicks off in less than 4 months!

Save on Duffy Electric Boats!

January 15th, 2014

Great pricing on Duffy Electric Boats for the winter boat show season! Also, save 50% on freight when you order by February 1st. Duffy is America’s first and finest electric boat (since 1970). Learn more here.

2014 Winter Boat Shows & Events

January 10th, 2014

While winters around the Great Lakes are undeniably gorgeous, it’s been really cold lately… One sure way to warm up is to visit us at our sizzling-hot, winter boat show and VIP events! Our best in the world manufacturers continue to knock it out of the ball park with their exciting new models and cutting-edge technologies. Contact us or visit a link below for more information about each event. (Lighthouse photo courtesy of Mike Mishler in St. Joseph, MI)

London Boat Show
January 4 – 12
ExCel London, UK

Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show
January 16 – 20
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Mid-America Boat Show
January 16 – 20
I-X Center, Cleveland, OH

Princess VIP Preview – Contact us to register
January 24 – 25
Palm Harbor Marina
The Palm Beaches, FL

Viking VIP Preview – Contact us to register
January 31 – February 1
Viking Yacht Service Center
Riveria Beach, FL

Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show
February 13 – 17
Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Detroit Boat Show
February 15 – 23
Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI

Happy New Year!

January 10th, 2014

JBYS Earns 5th Distributor of the Year Award from Sunseeker

December 10th, 2013

Once again, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales has earned a Distributor of the Year Award from Sunseeker International! This is our 5th experience receiving such an award, and this time our award was given in recognition of annual SALES GROWTH. It was with great pleasure and pride that Greg Krueger, JBYS President, and Dave Ottenhoff, Partner and VP of Service, accepted the 2013 award at the recent Distributor Conference held in Cancun, Mexico. JBYS was one of just 12 dealers worldwide to receive a Distributor of the Year Award, and as always, the prestigious award was served up on a lovely piece of Royal Doulton. Previous awards earned have been made for BEST IN THE WORLD CUSTOMER SERVICE and were received in 2011, 2009, 2005 and 2004.

The Sunseeker Distributor Conferences have been held in many exotic places around the world over the years and are always fun filled with themed costume parties and unique entertainment. See here a glimpse of the 2013 event.

Seeking Marine Service Technician for Chicago Office

October 30th, 2013

Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales is seeking a full-time, skilled and experienced marine service technician to work out of our Chicago, IL office. Candidate will work on vessels ranging in size from 30′ to 80′ and must work well independently. Requires experience in electrical, plumbing and overall marine systems, diesel/gas and warranty. Boat handling skills a must and marine certifications preferred. Contact Dave Ottenhoff at 866-490-5297 ext 157 or

Michigan Boating Industries Association celebrates passage of Sales Tax on the Difference Legislation for Boats

October 30th, 2013

JBYS president, Greg Krueger, has been campaigning for years to see Sales Tax on the Difference become a reality for Michigan boaters. This is a significant milestone achieved for our industry!

Livonia, Mich., October 23, 2013 – The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) applauds the decision of Michigan’s leadership to pass Sales Tax on the Difference (STOD) legislation. With this, Michigan will no longer be at a competitive disadvantage with its neighboring states when it comes to watercraft and automotive sales. Currently, all of Michigan’s surrounding states have STOD, allowing consumers to only pay sales tax on the difference between the trade in value and the new purchase price.

Michigan Senate Bill 89 and House Bill 4234 passed through the legislature and now the Bill moves on to the Governor for his signature. The legislation exempts the value of a trade-in from the sales and use taxes on motorboats starting November 15, 2013. Automobiles will have a phase out process which starts December 15, 2013.

“The passage of ‘Sales Tax on the Difference’ legislation is a win-win for consumers and businesses across the state. Consumers will benefit and Michigan’s business climate will benefit through improved boat sales and ancillary marine sales,” said MBIA Board Chairman Jim Coburn, Coburn & Associates. “It’s a logical way to ‘even the economic playing field’ with many other states and improve Michigan’s revenue. We appreciate the great work of our legislators and Governor Snyder.”

“We are excited and thrilled that the legislature and the Governor have passed sales tax on the difference for the marine industry! This now enables the dealers in our state to be much more competitive in our region, as well as help spur sales that will save consumers money and bring jobs to the state – a win for everybody!” said Pete Beauregard, Colony Marine.

“MBIA has been working for years to pass this legislation. It is great to see the time and effort put forth by our Board, our members, and partners in Lansing finally made this happen for our industry and for the boaters in Michigan,” said MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan.

MBIA thanks Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, Governor Rick Snyder, the sponsors of Senate Bill 89: David Robertson -(primary), Tory Rocca, Phillip Pavlov, Patrick Colbeck, James Marleau, John Proos, Thomas Casperson, Jack Brandenburg, John Pappageorge, Michael Kowall, Joseph Hune, Mark Jansen, Darwin Booher, Michael Green, Arlan Meekhof, Tonya Schuitmaker, John Moolenaar, Mike Nofs, Bruce Caswell, Goeffrey Hansen, Howard Walker, David Hildenbrand, Rick Jones, Steven Bieda, Glenn Anderson, Hoon-Yung Hopgood , and Randy Richardville and the sponsors of House Bill 4234: Andrea M. LaFontaine – (primary), Joseph Graves, Nancy Jenkins, Frank Foster, Rick Outman, Ken Goike, Mike Shirkey, Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Kevin Cotter, Vicki Barnett, Charles M. Brunner, Phil Cavanagh, Hugh D. Crawford, Kevin Daley, Brandon Dillon, Anthony G. Forlini, Douglas A. Geiss, Bob Genetski, Harold L. Haugh, Kurt Heise, Joel Johnson, Tim Kelly, David Knezek, Robert L. Kosowski, Eileen Kowall, Kenneth Kurtz, Marilyn Lane, Dan Lauwers, Bill LaVoy, Tom Leonard, Matt Lori, Pete Lund, Peter MacGregor, Greg MacMaster, Margaret E. O’Brien, Dave Pagel, Peter Pettalia, Phil Potvin, Amanda Price, Al Pscholka, Bruce R. Rendon, Wayne A. Schmidt, Kate Segal, Sam Singh, Dian Slavens, Pat Somerville, Jim Stamas, Woodrow Stanley, Alberta Tinsley Talabi, Rob VerHeulen, Roger Victory, John J. Walsh, and Dale W. Zorn.

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is a non-profit trade association representing more than 300 marine businesses and serves as the voice for Michigan’s $7.4 billion marine industry. MBIA is dedicated to the advancement, promotion and protection of recreational boating in Michigan. For more information about the MBIA call 734.261.0123 or visit