It was around the same time last month that The Watercraft Journal published an inside view at Cycle Springs Powersports’ sprawling service department that a fire broke out at 4am that spread through the dealerhsip’s motorcycle service department located directly behind its main site (29703 US HWY 19 N
Clearwater, FL). Only a few weeks prior to the fire, that the Bay Area’s largest powersports dealer had announced the move of its personal watercraft service center to an all-new location (120 Dunbar Ave. Oldsmar, FL). So not only had the fire not been near the PWC division of the dealership’s service department, but was literally two sites away.
Nevertheless, the damage done to the back buildings of Cycle Springs’ headquarters was substantial. Although investigators are still pouring over what caused the early morning fire at Cycle Springs Powersports’ Clearwater location, according to preliminary reports by Bay News 9, damages from the fire could total more than a million dollars. In the first responders’ reports, the fire began early in the morning, near the repair bays. Above the bays, storage units full of paperwork came crashing down, fueling the fire further. Inside the service center, a boat and motorcycle were destroyed, with less than two dozen motorcycles stored outside suffering minor damages as well. Thankfully, the dealerships’ two showrooms suffered little to no damage.
“They’re trying to remove all that debris to get at the heart of the bays to see what’s inside the bays,” said Clearwater Police Public Information Officer Rob Shaw. Since the first news report, investigators have been provided all of the surveillance footage and should have a report as to the fire’s cause shortly. Nevertheless, Cycle Springs has been up and running! And with two off-site service departments running at full throttle, the dealership hasn’t missed a beat. Right now, Cycle Springs Powersports is preparing to unveil its all-new and newly refurbished service center, which The Watercraft Journal will have all of the information and images to enjoy, shortly.