Fred's Marine is a family owned and operated boat business. We have been in Layton, Utah for the past 19 years. 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 out grew the first location and decided to relocate.
Fred's Marine then opened just off of Hwy 89 in South Weber, Utah. There he split space with ADS Polaris. Fred's reputation as a trustworthy dealer grew and by word of mouth from his customers, became one of the best service shops in the State. While in that shop on Hwy 89, a young mechanic named 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 us a new location. That's when we moved to our current store in Layton. At this location we have grown immensely. We have added three full time mechanics Mike, Keith and Tyler. Mike and Keith have been working as mechanics since the late 80s and Mike has been with us since 2001, and Keith since 2011. Tyler joined our team in 2018 when he moved to Utah from Minnesota. We have grown into the biggest aluminum boat dealer in the state, with our Tracker Fishing Boats and Sun Tracker Pontoons.
Fred's son Brian and son-in-law Kip have taken over the boat sales, pro shop and parts department from Fred as our business continues to grow. Fred is still the Service Manager and works 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.
We are currently selling Tracker Fishing Boats, Sun Tracker Pontoons, Centurion and Supreme surf boats, Tahoe Fiberglass Sport Boats and Nitro Bass Boats. We boast 4.8 star review ratings on Google and Facebook. All of our employees have bought into the customer service mindset that Fred started over 35 years ago.
Our Parts and Pro Shop is now overseen by Andrew McCann. Once just a goofy kid who would come in with his parents, and has developed and improved those departments. 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 boat accessories that you need like oils, filters, fenders, lines, pumps, drain plugs and much much more. We also stock engine parts from Mercuiser, Volvo, OMC, PCM and Indmar. We want to be your one stop shop for all your boating needs.
Other valued employees: Heather Walsh - Service Writer, Melinda Brophy - Accountant and Jaden Brophy - Front Desk.