We are here to provide boats, lifts and dock solutions that allow you to make the most of your time on the water without compromising quality or customer service.
Our Mission is Simple
Experience: We understand that time on the water with family & friends is most important. Will not take short cuts—we won’t sacrifice quality for time. We will work to find the right solution for our customer’s lifestyle so that they can make the most of their time out on the water.
Honesty & Accountability: We believe in the integrity of our relationships and we will be true to you because each of us is personally responsible for delivering upon our commitments.
Community & Responsibility: We are good citizens in the communities in which we work and live and we will conserve our marine resources and reduce our impact on the environment and promote boating and water recreation (sports).
Growth: The recreation industry is constantly changing and there are tremendous opportunities. You commit to helping us grow and we’ll do the same for you. We exhibit a strong will to win in the marketplace and in every aspect of our business.
Have Fun: Smile, laugh, enjoy your work. Do what you love and love what you do—life is too short!
From as early as he can remember, Bert Ammerman spent every summer in the crystal-clear water of Canada, Lake Cumberland, the Ozarks, Table Rock and of course—Lake Erie. This made him a lifelong lover of the water, water sports, boating, skiing and having fun. All of his fondest memories include getting out on the water with family and friends.
His love of lake life and the minimal number of service and installation companies around Lake Erie led him to begin servicing and installing lifts in the early 2000s. In a few short years, the demand for his skills and knowledge coupled with the constant stream of work put him in the awkward position of turning down work.
In 2016, Bert traded his business suit for a bathing suit. He purchased a small boat lift and service company named Erie Marine Construction and turned it into Erie Marine, LLC.
Our success can be measured by the growth of the company. For over 30 years Erie Marine has been in business and has steadily grown widely due to our valued clients’ referrals. The team at Erie Marine has a wealth of experience in selling, installing and servicing boat lifts and docks. We continuously expand our product lines, seeking out the most innovative and applicable products for the diverse and continuously changing Lake Erie shoreline. We strive to provide premium products and deliver outstanding customer service.
As Bert continued to grow the lift and dock business the opportunity to diversify in product offerings arose. After several conversations with the owner of Islander Marine, Jack Behrendsen, Bert quickly realized that the synergies between the two companies could provide the expansion he desired. The increased presence of inflatable boats in and around Lake Erie combined with our desire to sell the highest quality products led us to purchase Islander Marine. Islander Marine had been selling and servicing inflatable boats since 1987 in Marblehead, Ohio.
Since the acquisition of Islander Marine, we have added the most versatile, most innovative and most enjoyable inflatable boats on the market today.
The sales team at Erie Marine has a wealth of experience in selling, and servicing inflatable boats. We provide only premium products and will deliver an unparalleled customer experience. Our combined experience and passion for the water makes us the obvious choice to match you with the perfect lift, dock or boat to enjoy your adventures!
We’re proud to be a family owned and operated company. We’ve pooled our collective talent and experience to create a company where we can do work that we enjoy!
People say that if you love what you do—you’ll be successful. There is no doubt that we are doing what we love and loving what we do: we’re working hard, having fun and meeting amazing people along the way!
What They’re Saying
“My dealings with this boat sales & service Marina has been nothing but excellent. My wife and I traded a 18 foot inflatable boat in and ordered a 24 foot new inflatable with a 225 HP. All the base and optional pricing was upfront in writing. They even asked us to pick out the placement of the electronic equipment. Communication was crystal clear. Everyone did exactly what they said in a timely manner. Not one bump in the process. We will be back.”Matt & Anne MontowskiCatawba Island Township
“I drove all the way from Buffalo, New York to Marblehead, Ohio to have my inflatable fixed. It’s hard to find a company that will service and restore old inflatables like mine. I’ll be back…all the way from Buffalo!”Buffalo NY
“Fantastic work, my dock is fantastic—thank you Erie Marine for following through and doing exactly what you said you would do! Communication was crystal clear. Everyone did exactly what they said in a timely manner. Not one bump in the process. We will be back.”Dock Install
“Your Service Manager remembered me from 14 years ago, that’s incredible…that kind of customer experience doesn’t happen very often these days!”Service
“The new showroom at Erie Marine is a great space, it’s a place you want to go and chat and hang out and look at all the cool stuff they have.”Experience
“We are so excited that Marblehead finally has a kayak and SUP rental business for when we have guests at our lake house. The delivery was great and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful!”Rentals