Moses Watersports

Outdoor brand joins Farragut’s Outlet ‘entertainment’ area

Farragut’s Entertainment District will welcome a new business next year along Outlet Drive.

Boat dealership Moses Watersports, already serving the area from nearby Lexington Drive, just off Lovell Road, will construct a new facility during the next year and relocate next door to Buddy Gregg RVs and Motorhomes.

Chris Sharp of Urban Engineering discussed the plans with Town staff and Farragut Municipal Planning Commission members during the regular monthly Staff/Developer meeting Tuesday, June 29. The site plan is set to be discussed further and voted on during the Thursda, July 15, FMPC meeting.

“It has been in the works for over a year,” Moses Watersports general manager Dustin Burke said. “We need more space, but we really like this part of Town, so we were excited to be able to stay in this area.”

“Between our new building and equipment, we will be investing over $4 million dollars in the community,” company owner Chris Finch said. “Our new building will be over 16,000 square feet of state-of-the-art marine service and sales facility. We will be expanding our staff … adding two to three new employees shortly after the new location opens.  “

“It is a little downsized from our current 25,000-square-foot building now,” Burke said. “But the space of the new building will be more useable, as we have several empty offices in this building we don’t use.”

While the indoor space may be a bit less, Burke said the new site will offer much more outdoor capacity for its merchandise lines, which include new and pre-owned Malibu, Axis, Phoenix and Crownline boats, as well as Manitou pontoons.

“We are really pumped about it,” he added. “One portion of it will have roll-up doors so you can access it right from the parking lot.”

Additionally, the new building will be owned outright by Chris and Jennifer Finch, rather than leased, which is the company’s current situation.

“Our lease is up in June of next year, so we are hoping the new building will be finished by next May,” Burke said.

The company — which began in Chattanooga in 2011, and has had its second location in Knoxville since 2017 — also offers boat servicing.