Our Headquarters

Headquarters

Same Location Since 1988

Stop by and check out our full inventory of new and pre-owned boats. Our sales department provides brokerage services and our Mercury Certified service center will meet all your maintenance needs. We offer full storage for your convenience if you decide to leave paradise for a short period of time, or just need a place to keep your boat year-round. Land storage is a lot more affordable than a rack-o-minimum with less than 2 miles to travel to either boat ramp in the area. Our completely fenced-in area is well-lit and secure.

Our history

Coastal Marine Center's founder, Todd Garthwait, established a strong foundation in marine service and customer relations working at other local marinas.

Todd establishes Coastal Marine Center Inc as a full-service, Mercury-Certified Dealer, offering new and pre-owned boat sales as well as a brokerage service.

Surviving the test of time, Coastal Marine has served its customers at the same location for the past 31 years. Shortly after its establishment, Mercury recognized Coastal Marine Center as a "Premier" Dealer, assuring you that we have all the specialty tooling it takes to get the job done right the first time and keep you on the water.

Meet our team

Service Department

Todd

Todd Garthwait

Owner and Service Manager

Todd has been here for you and your family for over 31 years. Todd has raced on the APBA circuit and has tremendous knowledge and background in all aspects of boating. Todd has been a boater since his childhood and has worked in the marine industry all of his adult life. He has been involved in fishing tournaments of all kinds and has done a lot of in country and out of country diving including wreck diving. When it comes time to service your boat, his knowledge and experience save you time and money.

Rick

Rick

Mercury Certified Marine Mechanic

Rick has over 31 years of marine technical service experience in various engine backgrounds. Rick is certified in many different areas of the industry from wiring to rebuilding complete engines. Rick participates in continuing education courses to keep his Mercury Outboard, Mercruiser Sterndrive, and other certifications up to date and to keep up with the marine industry’s latest technology.

Rick

Larry Duhaime

Fiberglass and Gelcoat Specialist

Larry has over 40 years of experience in the boating world. He spent 25 years in Guilford, CT where he gained experience with wooden boats, and 14 years in Hancock, Maine building custom boats.  He and his wife moved to Florida to enjoy the warm weather.  He is a master of gelcoat and fiberglass repairs, and he has brought his experience to Coastal Marine Center.

Lynn

Office Manager

Lynn is the office manager here at Coastal Marine. She handles all aspects of the day to day operations of the business including billing, title work, accounting and payroll. Come in and say “hello” or give her a call with any of your questions. Her 31 years of experience in the marine industry can help save you and your family a lot of confusion and aggravation.

Sales Department

John Mazur

Sales Consultant

A lifelong boater, businessman, and sales professional, John has been helping people achieve their dreams for a very long time and continues doing so here at Coastal Marine Center as a knowledgeable and trusted sales consultant. Please take a look at our testimonial section and see what John's customers have to say about their experience working with him and with Coastal Marine and then give him a call and let him help to make your boating dreams come true.

Dave Summerour

Sales Consultant

Dave Summerour moved here in 2007 to enjoy the florida lifestyle. Dave has had a lifetime of boating experience on the lakes of the midwest and now enjoys boating on the beautiful coast of florida with Coastal Marine. Stop by our sales office and visit with Dave.

Kim Roberts

Listing Agent

Kim Roberts moved to Longboat Key, Florida in 2010 to enjoy a sunny life. She has experience boating in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and working as a business woman in Arkansas where she headed various organizations. Bringing her experience to Coastal Marine Center, she has works with customers to help take the worries out of private boat sales. By Listing customers' boats with Coastal Marine Centers, sellers can enjoy Florida without the headaches of no-shows, or strangers coming to their homes. Call Kim today at 941-488-2222 to list your boat, and start relaxing on your weekends.

Our advantages

  • 31 years in the business

    In the boat business, a lot of companies come and go. With Coastal Marine Center, you can rest assured that our commitment to you is backed by a long history of customer satisfaction.

  • Mercury Premier Dealer

    Mercury® evaluates the performance of its dealers every year. The best dealers, who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to customer service, are recognized as Premier Dealers. Year after year, Coastal Marine Center has been recognized as such.

  • Family Owned and Operated

    Dealing with a small business has its advantages. At Coastal Marine Center, every customer is equally important. Each member of our well-knit team knows how to play his or her role, and that ultimately leads to satisfied customers.

Our values

Happy Boating

We want all of our customers to have the Florida lifestyle experience of "Happy Boating". Here's how we do our part to make it happen:

  • Honesty: We'd rather tell our customers the truth and lose a sale than jepordize our reputation, or more importantly, the safety of our customers on the water.
  • Integrity: We do our part to make sure that any vessel on our lot is worthy of being represented by Coastal Marine. If a boat is junk, you won't find it for sale here.
  • Customer Satisfaction: For 31 years our top priority has been the satisfaction of our customers. By keeping our priorities straight over the years, we have established a loyal customer-base that brings in repeat business.

Clients say

I recently purchased a 2004 Boston Whaler Nantucket from John at Coastal Marine Center in Nokomis, Fl. He was very professional and knowledgeable, answering all my questions and making the whole process an easy one. He was honest and trustworthy, traits that are so important when you're making a large purchase such as this one. Even after taking the boat home, he was quick to respond to my emails and follow-up questions about the boat. I would highly recommend John and the Coastal Marine Center to anyone who is looking for a reasonable deal on a well-maintained pre-owned boat.

Shirley - Holiday, FL

I had my boat listed for sale on a local website when I received a call from Kim wanting to sell my boat for me. I was very skeptical wondering what the "catch" was. She assured me there was no catch, and referred me to talk with John. Both explained the process, and I'd get my bottom line $$ with no expense to me. I had two showings from the website listing scheduled the next day and said I would get back to them if my boat didn't sell. One was a no show and the other wanted it after a test run but had one more boat to look at. Needless to say it never worked out. That's a lot of work for nothing. I took my boat in and met John. We agreed on my price. They did all the work! I got a call from John the next day with an acceptable offer. This team takes the hassle out of selling your boat. I would highly recommend them to anyone. John Sarasota

John - Sarasota, FL
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Coastal Marine Center is a full-service, Mercury-certified Premier Dealer. Established in 1988, Coastal Marine has been in the same location in Nokomis, FL for the past 31 years.

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Testimonials

To: Potential Boat Buyers, Our Recommendation for… John Mazur of Coastal Marine We had been looking for a good used boat for over a year when we found John Mazur of Coastal Marine in Nokomis, Fl. When we called him to make an appointment to see the boat he’d advertised, he offered to meet us on a Saturday morning even though the business was closed. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the boat answering all our questions. After going back home to reflect on everything, we decided to make an offer. John handled everything very professionally over the phone and internet. He made the entire buying process a smooth experience. A few days before we were scheduled for our sea trial, John called to let us know their mechanic had found some routine, but significant, cost maintenance items that should have been done. Unlike other dealers, John informed us that he had these things done at no additional charge. Not only did John help us to get the boat of our dreams at a good value, but we now did not have to worry about undetectable, expensive maintenance items that would have needed to be done sooner than necessary. John Mazur of Coastal Marine in Nokomis, Fl is recommended highly by us because of the professionalism, honesty and integrity he exhibited in our business dealings. Thank You, John Mazur, Sincerely, Adrian and Sandy Hudson, Fl

Adrian - Hudson, FL
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