Tomes Landing Marina sold

Tomes Landing has rack storage and offers full services.

Tomes Landing has rack storage and offers full services.

Tres Martin is a pretty busy guy. He travels the country teaching go-fast boat owners the elements of operation with Tres Martin’s Performance Boat School. He also has a shop where he services boats for longtime customers.

Tres Martin is an expert in boat handling and grew up in marinas.

Tres Martin is an expert in boat handling and grew up in marinas.

When a friend who recently purchased Tome’s Landing Marina in Maryland called Martin about an ownership stake, he wasn’t sure.

Until he saw the place.

“The thing that opened my eyes was the potential for this facility,” Martin told Trade Only Today. “I said, ‘I need to talk to my brother.’ ”

He called his younger brother Glen. “He instantly saw what I saw,” Martin said. “It was so funny how he walked in there after being out for a decade and latched onto it.”

Tres Martin and his silent partner formed a business called Marine Endeavors Inc. to own Tome’s Landing. Glen is the operation’s manager.

The Martin brothers grew up working at Everglades Marina in North Miami, Fla., for their father, Ralph Martin. Tres estimates that he spent about 17 years working for his dad, while Glen spent well over a decade. Tres left for a successful career in offshore powerboat racing, where he won multiple world and national championships in many classes. The brothers worked in all facets of their father’s business.

Tome’s Landing is located on the Susquehanna River in Port Deposit, Md. The facility has 214 rack slots. “The forklifts are pristine, and the floors are so clean,” Tres said.

The location is easily accessed from Interstate 95 and Chesapeake Bay. There are two buildings on-site, including one with the rack storage that occupies about 40,000 square feet and a smaller one that includes the offices. The company has about 14 employees.

One of the first things the Martins did was add certified technicians. “We’d like to make every department bigger,” Tres said. “One of our plans is making a really good sales department.”

The marina currently carries Bennington pontoon boats, and the Martins want to add a performance line, plus center consoles and family boats. There will be a grand opening with the new owners June 8.


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