History (1996-Present: A Leap of Faith)

1996-Present: A Leap of Faith

Crowe Marine survived the 1970s poor economic times and grew their business in the East Point, Georgia location. In 1996, they made a brave decision to move the successful business to Lake Oconee. Bill and his family had spent many weekends enjoying beautiful Lake Oconee. After much discussion, the business relocated to its current location in February 1996. When Crowe Marine opened its doors in 1996, there were not a lot of neighbors on Highway 44. Today you can see the rapid growth the Lake Oconee area has had. Bill, Julie and Brian have never looked back on their decision to move, and they continue to enjoy their "new" home. If you drive by today, you will see a family friendly business with the largest selection of boats on Lake Oconee.

1996: Crowe Marine, Inc. opens their doors at 1010 Lake Oconee Parkway.

1998: Crowe Marine begins selling Chaparral boats (made in Georgia).

1999: Crowe Marine starts selling Ski Nautiques by Correct Craft.

2003: Jackson Crowe, a fourth generation Crowe, is born.

2005: Crowe Marine begins a relationship with Bennington and Sedona pontoons after the Harris FloteBote family company is bought out by Mercury.

2006: Crowe Marine celebrates 10 years at the Lake Oconee Location! Crowe Marine is ranked #77 at the Boating Industry Magazine's Top 100 Dealer Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2007: Crowe Marine is awarded "Editor's Pick" by Matt Gruhn, Editor for Boating Industry Magazine, out of the Top 100 Marine Dealers nationwide. Crowe Marine is ranked #32 at Boating Industry Magazine's Top 100 Dealer Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas - Among the Nation's Top 100 Dealers for the 2nd year in a row!

2008: Crowe Marine keeps all employees throughout the economic downturn. Crowe Marine is ranked among the nation's Top 100 Dealers by Boating Industry Magazine.

2009: Crowe Marine celebrates 50 years in the marine business! Crowe Marine is ranked among the nation's Top 100 Dealers by Boating Industry Magazine.

2010: Crowe Marine is ranked among the nation's Top 100 Dealers by Boating Industry Magazine.

2011: Crowe Marine celebrates 15 years at Lake Oconee. Crowe Marine begins selling Kawasaki Jet Skis and Hurricane boats. Julie Crowe is awarded the "Boat Woman of the Year" at the MRAA annual convention in Orlando, FL.

2012-2015: Crowe Marine is voted "Best Marine Dealer" on Lake Oconee. Crowe Marine increases their Chaparral lineup to include the new Vortex jet boat line and the brand new SunCoast outboard deck boat.

Present: The Crowe Family still enjoys selling boats and boating on the lake themselves. If you stop by, you will meet most of the Crowe family. Being a family business is what sets Crowe Marine apart from any other marine dealer you will see on Lake Oconee. Stop in and see a large selection of quality boats. Crowe Marine currently sells new Bennington pontoons, Chaparral boats, and Hurricane boats, as well as Kawasaki Jet Skis. Crowe Marine's service department can service just about any boat that you may have. Brian, Julie, and Beth Crowe and their staff will be glad to help you!