Fred’s Marine is a family owned and operated boat business. We have been in Layton, Utah since 2000. Fred opened his first store in 1980, after working for a few years at another dealership. He wanted to be a shop that people trusted and knew that their boat was being serviced and maintained the way it should be. His first shop was located in Ogden, Utah just off of 36th Street below Washington Blvd. He was the first dealership in the state to sell Chaparral boats. One year he sold enough boats to be recognized by Chaparral at the annual dealer meeting but had to sell them at such a discount to stay in business that he still couldn’t afford the airline ticket to get back there to receive the award. Shortly after opening his shop, he outgrew the first location and decided to relocate.
Fred’s Marine then opened just off of Hwy 89 in South Weber, Utah. Fred’s reputation as a trustworthy dealer grew and by word of mouth from his customers, became the best service shops in the state. While in that shop on Hwy 89, a young mechanic by the name of Rich showed up and started working as a small engine mechanic for Fred. After all these years, Rich is still with us at Fred’s Marine and continues to work in the shop as our main installer and new boat setup mechanic. In 2017, we celebrated Rich and his 30 years with us.
In 2000 when the Olympics were preparing to come to Utah. The land our building was on, was sold and we had to find a new location. That’s when we moved to our current shop in Layton. At this location we have grown immensely. We have added four full time mechanics Mike, Keith, Tyler and Morgan. Mike and Keith have been working as mechanics since the late 80s and Mike has been with us since 2001, Keith since 2011, Tyler joined our team in 2018 and Morgan in 2019. We have grown into the biggest aluminum boat dealer in the state, with our Tracker Fishing Boats and Sun Tracker Pontoons.
Fred’s oldest son Brian and son-in-law Kip are now working as the General Managers of the shop as we build and prepare for the future. Fred is still the running our Service Department and works almost every day, making sure things run smoothly and that the quality of his business and the reputation he’s built continues, and that his customers receive the work that they deserve from their boat dealer.
Our Parts and Pro Shop is now overseen by Chantry Marble and Andrew McCann. Andrew, once just a goofy kid who would come in with his parents, has been with us for more than 10 years and has become a key person in our business, managing our Pro Shop and as one of our lead sales guys. We have a full line of surf boards, wakeboards, skis, tubes, life jackets and all kinds of other toys from brands like Hyperlite, Ho, Liquid Force, Phase 5, Under Amour and Rip Curl. We also carry all the boating accessories that you need like, oils, filters, fenders, lines, pumps, drain plugs and much much more. We also stock engine parts from Mercury, Mercuiser, Volvo Penta, PCM and Indmar. We want to be your one stop shop for all your boating needs. We have all the cleaning supplies your boat needs. Products like Boat Bling’s Hot Sauce or Vinyl Sauce. Oxidation removers and color restorers to waxes and polishes, whatever it is, it’s here.
Other valued employees:
Heather Walsh - Service Writer, Melinda Brophy - Accountant, Jaden Brophy - Pro Shop/Sales Team and Keyan Brophy - Lot Tech.
Fred has built the reputation for fast and reliable service. We service a large range of engines, from Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, PCM, Indmar and Mercury Outboard motors. All of our mechanics are factory trained and certified. Give our service department a try and see why people have trusted us for Fred’s Marine for so long.
We have also earned “CSI Awards” for our outstanding customer service throughout the buying experience. We boast 4.9 star review ratings on Google and Facebook. All of our employees have bought into the customer service mindset that Fred started over 40 years ago.
Our boat sales team is one of the best in the state. Boasting factory awards such as “Western Salesman of the Year” for 2015 and 2018 for all Tracker Marine boat brands, and “Dealer of the Year” for both Centurion and Supreme Boat lines for 3 years running.
Our boat brands are Tracker Fishing Boats, Sun Tracker Pontoons, Centurion and Supreme Surf Boats (built by Correct Craft), Tahoe Sport Boats and Nitro Performance Bass Boats. All brands are top tier in their markets. From World Championship surf waves to Championship winning fishing boats, Fred’s Marine has your “Dream” boat.
As we continue to grow our shop, and make the changes that are required by that growth, we will continue to have that family boat shop feeling when you come in. We will never forget that customer service is what we do first, and why we are where we are now. We will forever be your Fred’s Marine.
Salt Lake City’s Premium Boat Dealer
As a proud boat dealer, Fred’s Marine has boats for sale for all preferences. From pontoons to speedboats and everything in between, our selection is designed to appeal to all boaters, regardless of interest or experience level. We also carry ATVs, including Tracker Off Road brand, and products to help you have a blast in the great outdoors. We carry all boating related items. From boats, to parts, to accessories, and even maintenance services, we can provide what you need.