Who We Are


Our History...

Short's Sale & Service opened four years after World War II in 1949.  Located in a small one-car garage in Oak Orchard, Delaware it was the "go to shop" for everything marine related.  As the years rolled on, it earned a solid reputation for being one of the best.

Today, four generations and over 60 years later, Short's Marine, Inc. continues to operate under the mission of being the "go to shop" for everything marine related.  Our reputation has been confirmed in recent years by Boating Industry Magazine who has named us as one of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in the United States.  We have earned the recognition every year that the award has existed.  It is an accomplishment that we are very proud of because it takes everybody in our company to make it happen each year.

Convenience...

We are available whenever you need us for anything marine related 7 days a week, 363 days a year.  Our professional staff at Short's Marine is here to take care of you.  So put our phone number in your cell phone and bookmark our website because you never know when you will need us.



Selection...

With literally hundreds of new and used boats from more than a dozen top brands, we have an extensive selection for you to choose from.  Short's Marine also carries more outboard motors and brands than any other dealer on Delmarva.

Service...

Short's Marine has ten factory certified technicians and six Master Technicians to work on your boat.  They have over 200 years of combined experience in the marine industry.  And, with over 40,000 parts in stock, a full custom canvas department, and one of the largest dry storage facilities on Delmarva, we can easily take care of all your service needs.