Business Close-Up: Shoeder?s Marine and Sport Center
If you want proof that spring is near, head over to Shoeder’s Marine and Sport Center in Rhinelander. Here, the spacious and impressive showroom is filled with crafts that will surely put you in the mood for open water and warmer temperatures. “We’re ready for the spring and summer months,” said Jess Spiegelhoff, general manager at Shoeder’s. “We’ve got some beautiful boats and campers that we can’t wait for our customers to see and experience.”
And while it looks like the snow and cold may be hanging on for a little while, it won’t be long before open water beckons, and for customers at Shoeder’s that’s good news. There are plenty of fishing craft to choose from here, including such brands as Ranger and Crestliner which are famous for their functionality and reliability. These boats come fully equipped in addition to having plenty of options for customers to outfit these crafts themselves as well. Outboards are also available at Shoeder’s including brands such as Mercury, Yamaha and Evinrude.
Campers are always a favorite in the summer months and Shoeder’s sells a wide variety of travel trailers and fifth wheels. Brands include Jayco and Keystone, with plenty of different models and sizes to choose from. These are located right next door to the marine and sport facility, giving customers plenty of room to browse and check out what all these beautiful units have to offer. There is a full line of dock systems to keep boats safe and convenient for use located at this facility as well.
Another event the folks at Shoeder’s are gearing up for is their 18th open house, which will be held March 22, 23 and 24. “This is a great time for those thinking about purchasing a new camper, boat or dock system to check out what we have to offer,” said Jess. “The pro staff from Ranger boats, professional guides, GPS reps and factory reps will be on hand to answer questions and the deals are phenomenal.” Refreshments will also be served.
In addition, five different lenders will be available to work out affordable terms for those looking to start out this summer season with a new toy. “There will be some phenomenal rates and terms available, and everything will be posted,” said Jess. “No pricing games here.”
Shoeder’s has been part of the Rhinelander business landscape for 18 years and that would not be possible without top-notch customer service. This enterprise has been included in Mercury’s Customer Service Index the last four out of five years, which puts them in an elite group. “There are less than 100 dealers a year that receive this award, including dealerships in Canada, Mexico and in the United States,” said Jess. “That’s because keeping our customers happy is very important to us.” In addition, Shoeder’s is one of the top 25 dealers of Ranger boats in the entire country.
Accessories are also important and Shoeder’s has plenty to offer their clientele. Everything from life jackets to propellers to camping gear is included in the inventory and there is no other marine or sport center dealership in the Northwoods that offers a larger or more stocked parts department. And all service technicians here are certified and factory trained.
Another service Shoeder’s offers its customers is a full range of rental units. Pontoon boats and campers are popular, and the staff here will even deliver and set up a camper wherever a customer requests. Pontoon boats are available and can be gassed up and ready to go on any body of water in the Northwoods area. In fact, Shoeder’s personnel will deliver any of their products wherever they are requested. “We’ve delivered snowmobiles to Arizona and campers to Montana,” said Jess.
And for those looking for a bargain and a good sale, now is the time to shop for winter gear and machines to finish out the winter season. Pre-owned boats and campers are also available and Shoeder’s is happy to take trade-ins.
Shoeder’s is located at 2230 N. Stevens St. in Rhinelander. It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is (715) 365-7722 or (888) 311-1534. The website address is shoedersmarine.com.