About Us

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Troy Marine opened in October of 1998 with the principle of offering good quality products and service at a fair price.

As a small child boating was just as much a natural part of life as much as breathing. My mother was carrying my brothers and I while she was actively boating with my father. Growing up with boats, fishing, and cruising the Elizabeth River along the Chesapeake Bay created my passion for this lifestyle.

My parents and grandparents taught me early in life that nothing is worth doing unless you do it with Integrity and Passion. Many of my relatives were commercial watermen, boat builders, and avid boating fanatics. Thus the reason For Troy Marine’s existence. I worked my way up from boatyard laborer at 16, to a mechanic, fiberglass and woodworker, boat builder, to doing sales then general manager and finally owner at age 38.

All of this for the love of the boating lifestyle as many other things in life would have been easier if it were all about money.

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In 1992 I became the first Bermuda Challenge winner running a 26 ft Glacier Bay with four-stroke outboards on the wildest. Some of the craziest seas I’ve ever experienced were on that trip and it made me a firm believer in Powered Catamarans.