Anchorage-based riders just gained another option for sales, parts and service now that Anchorage Yamaha earned approval in October to sell Polaris products.
“We’ve got our dealer number, now we’re working on getting an order and parts here,” said Andrew Smith, a partner-owner of Anchorage Yamaha. “We’ve got some sleds from other dealers, but we won’t have everything right off the bat. Give us a little bit of time, we are going to work eagerly to get our products, parts and service on point.”
Anchorage Yamaha joins Alaska Cycle Center and Eagle River Polaris Arctic Cat as Anchorage Bowl Polaris dealers.
“With Marita (Sea & Ski) closing their doors, that left an opportunity,” Smith said, who added he had already been in talks with Polaris about a dealership prior to Marita’s demise in November 2016. “We had to give some, they had to give some. It took a while to come to fruition, but now we have two brands that kind of compliment each other.”
In addition to snow products, the deal also includes the rest of the Polaris family, including ATV’s, UTV’s and Timbersled. To make room for the entire line-up, the already-cramped Spenard location of Anchorage Yamaha will be getting a facelift and expansion, with hopes of completion this spring.
“We are kind of busting at the seams here at the moment,” Smith said. “We are looking to add on to the building here and are already making adjustments. We will have a much bigger showroom for the Polaris line.”
Smith said he has expansion plans in hand and hopes to host a grand re-opening this spring.
“It will take little bit to get all the pieces in place to services sleds, ATV’s, UTV’s and Timbersleds. Give us time, we are going to work as hard and as fast as we can to get up to speed.”
Anchorage Yamaha was established in 1992 by Cort and Suzan Phalp. In addition to Polaris and Yamaha, they also are a dealer for Suzuki Marine and Tohatsu. The company also purchased Performance Yamaha in Wasilla.