Bart Bomar's love and vast knowledge of the boating industry led him to open Bart's Marine Services in 2007. In addition to his unmatched mechanical knowledge, Bart's trademarks were the relationships he developed with his customers and his enduring sense of humor. He passed away in December of 2012 at age 53. We carry his spirit with us each day and work to preserve his legacy, which is best captured by the poem below:
Who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children. Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task. Who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul. Who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it. Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Man is a Successby Bessie A. Stanley
People Behind Our Success
Blake Bomar, son of founder Bart Bomar, became owner in 2013. Blake earned a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville's Speed School in 2008. He worked for five years as a design engineer at GE Appliances.
Marine technician Ben Hale joined Bart's Marine in 2011 and, in total, worked alongside Bart Bomar for 13 years. A 1998 graduate of Louisville Technical Institute, Ben received invaluable on-the-job training from Bart, who had more than 30 years of service experience. Ben also has nearly 10 years of boat dealership experience.