About Buckeye Marine

Buckeye Marine is a family-owned and operated business located in beautiful Bobcaygeon, situated in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes.  Our success is based on a tradition of expert service, caring staff, and innovation.  Since 1949, Buckeye has gained a widespread reputation in the marine industry for representing top quality brands and for exceptional customer service.



Our company motto is "We Care" and that hasn't changed since Grandpa Tom Thompson started the business as a bait and tackle shop with boat rentals and sporting goods sales.  The tradition continued on when Tom's son-in-law Frank joined in 1958.  Frank brought mechanical expertise with him to the company and expanded the business to include sales and service of boats and motors.  Through the 1970s and 1980s, Tom's grandsons Gary, David and Chris got involved in the business which resulted in a substantial growth in the sales and service departments.  Together, they took the business to a new level in 1989 when they moved the marine business to the large boat sales and service facility built on the highway, where it stands today.

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In 1997, the business diversified when David opened 'Buckeye Sports' at the original location now called "Buckeye Surf & Snow".  He and his wife Monica have since expanded to three Buckeye stores that are an integral part of the core of downtown Bobcaygeon. With the fourth generation of the Poole family now actively involved in the business, Buckeye continues to stay on top of what lies ahead in the boating world.  We are committed to remain an innovative leader in our industry because we want to be the best we can be for you, our customer.