About Us


Thayer Marine was established in May of 1987 by Michael Thayer and his parents, Chuck and Katie Thayer. The Thayer family has been in business in Jackson, Michigan for over 60 years.  We began in 1954 with a Sinclair Gas Station and then to the marine industry from ’58 to ’70. Expansion continued into the automobile market with the purchase of the American Motors, Jeep, and Renault franchise and then the creation of Thayer Marine Inc in 1987. Over the years siblings Chuck Jr, Kris, and Candi Thayer have joined Michael and now it is truly a family run business.

Thayer Marine has become an industry leader selling and servicing major brands like Bennington and Sylvan pontoons, Bayliner, Four Winns, Scarab, and Glastron Boats, as well as Yamaha, Mercury, and Mercruiser engines. Along with our award winning service department, the Thayer family remains committed to providing the absolute best products and service possible. Come check out Thayer Marine and let us make your dreams come true.


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