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2014 marks the 35th year of business for us at Bob's Marine, here in the small, river town of Bellevue, IA.  Bob's Marine has been owned and operated by Bob and Deb Hutchcroft since 1979.  But that's hardly the beginning, as we have a little more history behind us than that.  The business was originally started back in the 60's by Bob's dad, Bob Hutchcroft Sr., in conjunction with a full service gas station.  Bob Jr. began working for his dad in 1972 where he serviced and sold small boats and motors.

In 1979, Bob Jr. purchased the marine business and in 1981, the business relocated to its present location of 29088 Hwy. 52 Bellevue, IA.  Since then, Bob's Marine has experienced 3 expansions to its present day size.

The shop and showroom

First storage building

Second storage building

 

Bob holds the status of MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN from Bombardier Recreational Products, a designation he has held since 1993.  His son Ryan, has also recently reached that same status of MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN from Bombardier as well. The designation of MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN reflects expert service knowledge for all Johnson and Evinrude motors, and requires retesting for continued certification every 2 years.  This level of competency is achieved by fewer than 10% of all marine technicians nationwide.  Bob and Ryan are our areas ONLY Bombardier service technicians who have achieved this ranking.

Bob's Marine is a complete sales and service dealership.  We carry the boat lines of Ranger boats, Xpress boats, Ebbtide boats, Stratos boats, and Veranda pontoons.   We also carry the motor lines of Evinrude and Yamaha.  But if "new" just isn't what you're looking for, Bob's Marine also has a wide selection of used boats and motors in a variety of price ranges.

Besides sales, Bob's Marine is also a full service dealership.  We can service all makes of outboard and stern drive motors, as well as perform any boat repairs.

Bob's Marine looks forward to servicing your boating needs.  Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon).