There’s no better time than the start of summer to feature Marine Discounters as our business of the month! If you are a boat owner or in the marine business, then you are probably already familiar with Brad Pflieger and his expertise.
Brad started in the boating industry at the age of 15 and secured his charter captain license at the age of 18. He worked alongside his mentor until he was offered the opportunity to take over the business. At the time, they had a small shop in Sandusky on Dutch Lane, but in 1992, Brad expanded and opened Marine Discounters. They are now located at 1027 First Street in Sandusky where his wife, Jennifer, is the office manager.
Marine Discounters is Sandusky’s only full-service marine store. Between Brad and his team, they have over 100 years of experience in the industry. As a matter-of-fact, Doug Kemper is their full-time mechanic with over 28 years of experience. Between Brad and Doug, they can maintain both outboard and inboard engines, rebuild carburetors in-house, and answer technical questions. Marine Discounters is an authorized dealer for many brands including Chris-Craft, Crusader, Sierra Parts, Chrysler, Volvo, PCM, Westerbeke, Vacuflush, Jabsco, Raritan, Marine air, Webasto air, PSS Dripless Shaft Seals and many others. They are the largest Vacuflush dealer in the midwest.
When asked why he chose to partner with VLFCU, Brad doesn’t hesitate to explain that he has been a member since he was a kid! His mother retired from VLFCU, and he has never done his financial business anywhere else. He states, “for all these years VLFCU has been our go-to financial institution for both the good times and the bad times.” Brad is also a partner in a property management company and says that “VLFCU is a shining star for my businesses.”
If you are in need of marine parts, boating supplies, or boat maintenance, visit www.marinediscounters.com where you will find a comprehensive catalog. You can call the store at 419-625-0605 or stop in from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday or 10:00am-4:00pm on Sundays. You can also connect with them on Facebook!