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 Jet 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.

Thayer Marine prides itself on having the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff in Michigan. It is our goal to help our customers find the perfect watercraft to fit their lifestyle, along with just the right parts and accessories. Check out our brochures to see what products we offer. If you need help in making your selection, feel free call or stop in we’re always ready to serve your needs.

Thayer Marine is family-owned and operated and conveniently located in Jackson, MI. Thayer Marine can provide you with the latest and best in marine products to make your outdoor living more enjoyable. We specialize in offering the latest innovations in boating technology. We combine a wide variety of products with a friendly and knowledgeable staff to meet all of your boating needs.

Our goal is to make Thayer Marine your one-stop dealership for sales, service, and fun!

We recognize that our customers have a variety of needs when it comes to their boating lifestyles. We are committed to serving each customer with excellence. From the minute you walk through the door, exceeding your expectations is our top priority.