Advanced Marine was started in 1986 in a rural subdivision. Within a year there were 14 boats in the driveway, and the property was classified residential, so before the neighbors got upset it was time to move. In 1989 we moved to its present location at 18918 US 31 Interlochen, MI, 49643. The business was incorporated in 1993. The original 30×40 shop got small and an addition was necessary. A few years later another 30×40 shop was put up, and a few more years and an addition to that was constructed. We recently annexed the property next door and got a rental house and another 30×40 pole barn. We now specialize in lower unit repair for Johnson and Evinrude motors. We also sell used parts and we have thousands of parts available.
The original crew , we were younger then, look I still have hair. I`m the one in the middle with the cheesy stash.
Joe Eby, the owner, many years back. and that’s how I spend my day , helping customers on the phone. Thers some interesting people in this country and I believe I have talked to a few of them, you know who you are.
Aerial photo of the shop taken in 2000 by Joe Eby, the owner.
Joe travels around Michigan every weekend looking for parts. Here’s his full truck headed back to the shop.
Here are some pictures of the shop both outside and inside.
This is Tigger the shop kitty.
We sand blast our lower units and parts using our new sand blaster
Here are some parts that our fresh out of the sand blaster.