Chief Marine Group named Florida Keys dealer for Cigarette Racing Team. It is the first dealer under new Cigarette ownership.

Forth Lauderdale, FL – 10/25/2021 – Chief Marine Group, South Florida’s newest boat dealer, service center, and marina, announced its new dealership agreement with Cigarette Racing Team.

Chief Marine Group is representing Cigarette Racing Team at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where the company is exhibiting at Bahia Mar, Docks CIDUl, 2, and 3, and H837 A & B. Chief Marine Group will also participate with Cigarette at the annual Florida Powerboat Club Poker Run from Miami to Key West, which coincides with the World Championship Races presented by Race World Offshore November 7-14. Cigarette Racing Team is the presenting sponsor for the 40th annual event.

“We see Chief Marine Group as an ideal location for our Cigarette customers to access as they travel to the Keys, the Bahamas, and other Florida and Caribbean destinations,” says John H. Ruiz, owner of Cigarette Racing Team. “Tommy is known for his relationships within the performance market and extensive knowledge of our iconic brand. His service capabilities make this a great fit,” he adds.

Hofstetter echoed Ruiz by stating, “All the members of Chief Marine Group have been Cigarette fans for many years and our dealership arrangement is the achievement of a long-time goal to represent a brand that is not just iconic but known and respected around the world. We are proud to sell and service Cigarettes and will treat their customers and owners like the family we have built in this industry throughout the years. Our new facility will be one Cigarette owners and buyers will enjoy frequenting as a destination in the Florida Keys.”

Chief Marine Group recently acquired a waterfront marina in Islamorada, Florida at the Snake Creek Drawbridge, MM 85.5. The destination is currently operating as a boat dealership, brokerage, and service center. Further development plans include a resort with 5-star accommodations and dining, under the name Morada Cove.