About us

Brian “Wes” Marks served 21 years in the US Coast Guard obtaining the rank of Senior Chief Boatswains Mate and was the Officer in Charge of the Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke Lifeboat Stations in the late 1990’s. Wes earned his captains license in 1993 after over 7 years at sea on Coast Guard Cutters and Patrol Boats. He also served several tours of duty at coastal Search and Rescue stations.

After the Coast Guard, Wes earned his Bachelors Degree (Historic Preservation) and Masters Degree (Business Administration) from the University of Mary Washington and has, until recently retiring, worked as the Public Works Director and Town Manager for a small, Central Virginia town.

Wes and his wife Danielle moved to the Middle Peninsula to follow their love of the Chesapeake Bay and open ocean. Together, they have owned and operated several boats including a 35’ DuFour sloop that they lived aboard and sailed in the Caribbean, East, West and Gulf Coast of the United States.



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We are a pet friendly business and can provide several sizes of life jackets for your pet. Ultimately, you are responsible for the safety of your pet while we are underway.