Midlothian Boater’s World Is Liquidating

boatersworldBoater’s World, a chain of boat supply/fishing gear stores with one location in Richmond and several in Hampton Roads, is liquidating.

The sale started last week. According to a representative at the Midlothian store (9700 Midlothian Turnpike) reached by phone this morning, traffic has been brisk.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, merchandise is up to 30 percent off.

The company is owned by Ritz Camera, which previously filed for bankruptcy protection.

boatersworldBoater’s World, a chain of boat supply/fishing gear stores with one location in Richmond and several in Hampton Roads, is liquidating.

The sale started last week. According to a representative at the Midlothian store (9700 Midlothian Turnpike) reached by phone this morning, traffic has been brisk.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, merchandise is up to 30 percent off.

The company is owned by Ritz Camera, which previously filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Tim Kelly
Tim Kelly
13 years ago

For 15 years The Woodwright Company has had the privilege to serve Boater’s World. We made many displays for their stores including their stereo and speaker display, antenna displays, and rod rack to name a few. Boater’s World was a stillwater pond in the otherwise shark infested feeding frenzied business world. They made it an absolute pleasure to do business with them and they will be sorely missed. This nation and our economy are hurt when a class act such as Boater’s World is lost. It has been a great ride, thanks for feeding my children, God bless Boater’s World.… Read more »

Harry Merkin
Harry Merkin
13 years ago

Well said Mr. Kelly. I’m sorry to see them go also. Boating parts retailing needs more competition, not less. With decreased sources available for specialized items, the prices will continue to rise. There are very few places that provide great service and reasonable prices. They will be missed! As usual, such emotional news causes me to bust out a Haiku:

Bye Bye Boater’s World
Still West Marine lingers on
I will visit soon

-Merk