Dealership History

Family Owned & Operated for 3 Generations

Richard Ingman founder of Ingman Marine


Richard Ingman: husband, father and founder of Gasparilla Marine Sales. Richard started this company with the hopes of passing the love of boating, fishing and the ocean to his family and those in the community.

Richard Ingman

Our Founder

In 1981, Richard Ingman founded Gasparilla Marine Sales in picturesque Southwest Florida at the location known today as Gasparilla Marina. In 1991, the business added a location in Port Charlotte and became Ingman Marine. Today, with locations in Port Charlotte, Placida, Sarasota and North Fort Myers, Ingman Marine is widely recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and well respected full service marine dealerships in Florida.

Family owned and operated for over 37 years, Ingman Marine has consistently provided the finest products and services in the industry. The entire staff at Ingman Marine is dedicated to one objective – making your boating experience enjoyable, economical and safe!! Our people are professionals in their fields and they are the individuals you will come to know, trust and rely on through the years.

At Ingman Marine, we take the time to get to know you and make sure you end up with the product and service that best fits you and your needs. Over the years the products may have changed, but the idea of selling only the best has never wavered. Customer service and support has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority at Ingman Marine.

Award Winning Dealership

For over 40 years, Ingman Marine has gained numerous awards from many of the industry’s top boat and outboard motor manufacturers for our outstanding sales accomplishments and customer service standards.

The dealership is a 5-Star certified Yamaha Dealer and proud to also be awarded dedicated dealerships for Bennington, Cobia, Grady White, Hewes, Hurricane, Maverick, Pathfinder, Sea Hunt, Skeeter, Stingray, Sylvan and Shoalwater Boat manufacturers.Ingman Marine has been a top 5 dealer with Maverick Boat Co., manufacturers of Pathfinder, Hewes and Maverick for over 15 years, earning the #1 spot for Pathfinder sales and the #2 for Cobia sales in 2020.

The company has been a top 10 dealer in Bennington Pontoon boat sales and Bennington has awarded Ingman Marine their Customer Service award for the last 15 years. Ingman has also been one of Sea Hunt’s top 10 dealers for over 15 years. Along with being a Grady-White dealer for over 15 years, the dealership has been a part of their Admirals Circle for most of that time.

When Ingman Marine is referred to as a “Top Dealership”, it means that Ingman is a top boat dealership in the entire country, not just Florida! Ingman Marine is very proud to have been a Yamaha dealer for the 39 years the company has been in business. Yamaha outboard has awarded Ingman their Customer Service award many times in those 39 years.

The company has earned Yamaha’s “Best of Class” award for over 30 years. The publication “Charlotte County Sun” circulates 30,000 news papers daily; their readers have voted Ingman to be the “Best Boat & Trailer Dealer”, “Best Boat & Motor Service Dealer” and “Best Parts & Accessories Dealer” all while having been voted the “Best Place to Buy A New Boat” every year since 1999.

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