Our Story

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Our Story

In 1977, Jim and Jeanna Rard started a new boat yard, Marine Servicenter, in a little shop in Seattle.  Over the years, the business expanded to include new and used yacht sales, yacht dry storage, and a marine store, but the heart of the business remains in “service,” including top notch after-sale service for new boat owners.

The Seattle dealership is located on Westlake Avenue on Lake Union, in a fantastic new building with its own moorage basin out the back door. Ironically, this is the exact location where Jim and Jeanna started the company nearly 40 years ago!  In 1994, they opened the facility in Anacortes, and today, over 40 professionals are employed in both locations.

Marine Servicenter is unique in that we own and operate our boatyard; so all commissioning, installation and design, and warranty work is done “in house” and directly for the owner.

Our five full-time Certified Professional yacht brokers, and our yard crew consists of boaters.  We cruise, sail, fish, and race.  We employ ABYC certified electricians and certified mechanics, USCG licensed captains, and US & ASA certified sailing instructors.  Combined, we have well over a century of boating experience.

Our goal is to be your one-stop boating center.  From new and brokerage sales, to commissioning, maintenance, upgrades, insurance work, warranty repair, and custom installations, we can help you fulfill your boating dreams.