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History


History
For two generations, the Gosselin family has been involved with the boat business in their region of the Haut-Richelieu. Marina Gosselin was founded when Joseph A. Gosselin was a young man who performed maintenance on the navigational aids of boats traveling through what was then a very active commercial waterway. Eager to take on a challenge, he began by adding the rental of small fishing boats to his sphere of activities.

In 1975, J.A. Gosselin's sons took the helm of their father's successful business, and officially inaugurated Marina Gosselin Ltd. By this time, the company offered dock rental, storage and boat repairs. A new building was constructed to accommodate the administrative offices, as well as a shop selling boat parts and accessories.

In 1983, anticipating the first "Québec to Saint-Malo Race" to be held the following year, the region's sailing industry went through an explosive period of growth and expansion, particularly on Lake Champlain. This same year, earned the depository rights to sell Jeanneau boats. In order to adequately serve the increasing demand for boats, Centre Nautique Gosselin Inc. was formed to focus entirely on the selling of boats.

Steady progress has attracted many manufacturers, and since 1997, the Gosselins have earned the title of authorized dealer for Bénéteau.

Come, by boat or by car, and see for yourself! Our knowledgeable personnel will show you all the quality nautical products and parts we have to offer you.