Amazing Five Generations in the Boat Business

PDB family photo-crFisher’s Marina on Buckeye Lake, Ohio is a family business started in 1912 by the first of five generations of the Fisher family. And interviewing Ed and Josh Fisher, generations 4 and 5, for an article in Soundings Trade Only was really pleasant. Having been in the marine industry for over 50 years and dealing with hundreds of dealers over those years, it didn’t take long for me to recognize that Ed and Josh know the boating business well. They both have grown up in the marina and are very knowledgeable and focused on how to sell boats and motors, accessories and parts, provide excellent service, and keep their customers happy.

The first generation started the marina over 100 years ago, and the following four generations of Fishers all grew up in the business. It is like it is in their DNA.
Click to read the full story that I wrote about Fisher’s Marina that was published in the March 2016 issue of Soundings Trade Only, “Family-owned for a century.” (Reprinted with permission from Soundings Trade Only.)

About Ben H. Sherwood

Ben H. Sherwood is a marine industry veteran and a marketing consultant who operates Sherwood Marine Marketing in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. For more info, click About on the main menu.

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