About Us

History

Tinus Marine is a family tradition of quality boat sales and service for 65 years.

Our family boating history started with Harold Tinus, and his passion for boats. He grew up on Oconomowoc Lake, tinkering with his friend's boats, friends such as Pabst, Miller.......racing Miss High Life. When he married Arlene Onasch, he had a day job delivering milk, but his passion remained with his night job, in his garage, repairing and refinishing boats. In 1948 Tinus Marine was incorporated and with the help of Augie Pabst, the Mercury franchise was purchased in 1950. Harold and Arlene's sons Steve & Tim now run the show and the 3rd generation, their sons are becoming an integral part of the family business.

When you become a customer of Tinus Marine, you become part of a long line of boaters, one big family that shares a passion for owning the best boats on the water!


Sales Manager Tim Tinus

"We Only sell boats that we would put our families in. Quality is not only in the materials, but in the design, construction and safety features included in all our boat lines. The boats we sell are lines we have researched and used ourselves. We trust the manufacturer, many of which are family businesses such as ours."


Our Manufacturer Lines

  • MALIBU BOATS
    Merced, California & Loudon, Tennessee since 1982
    #1 selling inboard in the World. Consistent winner of "Ski Boat of the Year" from Powerboat Magazine. Inboard and V-drives, innovative bottom design for skiers and wakeboarders, luxury cockpit design for the observers.
  • PREMIER Pontoon Boats
    Wyoming, Minnesota since 1987
    Premier set the pontoon boat market on fire when they first introduced their boats. They woke up the sleeping giant and the pontoon boat market has never been the same. They offer high quality, luxury and innovative design at a competitive price.
  • BRYANT BOATS
    Sweetwater Tennessee since 1962
    The Bryant Difference: Expertly Hand crafted, 100% Wood Free, Limited Production Family Runabouts and Deckboats for the Educated Boat Buyer. 14 Days to Build. A Whole Lifetime to Enjoy.
  • Crest Pontoon Boats
  • For over 55 years, Crest pontoons have brought tens of thousands of Crest owners a tremendous waterborne experience that is based on one driving principle — PONTOON EXCELLENCE. Every Crest pontoon contains the DNA that has defined and evolved our watercraft, our brand and our company for more than five decades. Our Owosso, Michigan headquarters and manufacturing campus has been located here since day one. This has allowed us to develop a highly experienced team in pontoon design, engineering, manufacturing, and business management.
    Every brand has a heritage of some kind, but today’s Crest has been proven by our satisfied Crest owners. Multiple generations of families continue to own and enjoy a day on the water with their Crest. We are passionate boaters and boat builders that will never take our products and your recreational investment for granted. Part of the Crest DNA is an innovative gene that won’t allow us to rely solely on our past accomplishments. We build on our experience daily as we deliver to you the finest pontoons on the water.
    Crest utilizes proven methods and processes that bring a high quality pontoon boat to your dock. As technology changes in materials, processes and propulsion, we are able to react quickly with confidence. Over the years, Crest has manufactured respected commercial watercraft, houseboats, as well as our highly styled, structurally superior recreational models.
    Today’s Crest is the freshest line up since the brand’s inception. At all trim levels, Crest offers an extreme level of quality, safety, style and comfort. Our new Caribbean and Classic models epitomize the Crest Experience. As you consider your new pontoon, consider the Crest Standard of Excellence and you will come to realize that Crest is the smart choice.

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Lebanon, MO, in the beautiful Ozarks

The aluminum boat building capital of the world.

It's fitting that the world's most popular aluminum boats are built in the heartland of America, in a region with a rich heritage of boat building that spans generations. Here, craftsmen grounded in the skills of aluminum cutting, forming, welding, fabricating and finishing have applied best-in-class manufacturing strategies to raise the bar on quality and efficiency. The TRACKER® Production System employs the discipline of Lean Sigma techniques used by global leaders in the automotive, aerospace, appliance, computer and medical equipment industries to deliver never-ending improvement, high quality and appealing products that bring years of enjoyment to their owners.


Our Awards

MALIBU
Outstanding Customer Satisfaction 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2006.
Malibu Award

Premier Pontoon Boats
Gold Award Dealer
Top 5 Dealer 1999, 2000 & 2001
Premier Pontoon Boats Award


Tinus Marine


Tinus Marine, Inc.
307 E. Forest Street Oconomowoc WI 53066
Phone: (262) 567-7533
Fax: (262) 567-8677

Our pledge is to offer you the highest quality marine products and services at prices that you can afford. Our mission is to make your boating experiences magnificent and memorable. We’re glad that you’re here, and we promise to do our best to serve you both on land and on the water!