The story of Lancaster County Marine

 is the story of a small family-owned business that prospered and 

grew as each family member contributed their skills to the operation.


Lancaster County Marine, Inc.

Pictured is our current storefront, located at 4448 Oregon Pike, Ephrata PA 17522.

Lancaster County Marine, Inc.


Dale and Fran Hartman started the business in a garage on Rothsville's Main Street in 1967, and their sons, Dale Jr. and Duane,

 began helping even before they reached their teenage years. Dale Jr. started stocking shelves and helping in the showroom, while 

Duane, being only five, was back in the shop with the service crew. He started back then being a "motor head". 

Both sons worked part time until high school graduation.


Lancaster County Marine at Rothsville


Business at the Rothsville, PA address was good, and it wasn't long before the business outgrew its location. So in 1970, 

we moved to our current location on Route 272 in Akron, PA. This move allowed us more room for further expansion.


Lancaster County Marine - Original Showroom
Original Showroom (1970-1987)     


We have a 25,000 square-foot showroom, featuring an upstairs accessory deck. This facility allows us to keep ALL new and pre-owned inventories indoors and out of the weather. We have a 12 bay service area and 2 of the few Master Technicians in the whole country with over 69 years combined experience. There is 10,000 square-foot two-story warehouse/storage facility here on the property that allows us to store boats indoors and keep our pre-owned inventory out of the weather.


Our Current Facilities (1987-Present)
Our Current Facilities (1987-Present)


Lancaster County Marine, Inc. - 1980
Duane, Dale Jr., Fran and Dale Sr. (1980)


master tech award at Lancaster County Marine, Inc.
Dale Jr., Dale Sr., Duane - Master Technician Award



Read about our crew!

Watch our 50 Year Anniversary Video here! Here we answer some questions we've had asked over the

years and share some of our experiences as a family working together here.