About Us

Stokley's Marine showroom

One of two showrooms at Stokley’s Marine featuring our full line of boats, accessories store, parts and service departments, and dedicated support team.

The Stokley’s Marine Story

In 1972, Jim and Patricia Stokley opened Stokley’s Marine in Lexington, Kentucky, to meet the needs of Central Kentucky boaters. Almost fifty years and thousands of happy boaters later, Stokley’s Marine is a second-generation, family-owned dealership that has become the signature of boating excellence in Kentucky.

In 1981, Ralph joined his mom and dad at the dealership. A University of Kentucky business graduate, he brought a love for fishing, water-skiing, and tubing to the dealership. Ralph began his nearly forty-year career as a boat mechanic, expanded into sales and service, and now leads a team of dedicated employees. The Stokley’s team is made up of the industry’s most qualified and passionate boaters, and they give their best every day.

banner with each year stokley's marine has won the national award for customer satisfaction from the Tracker family of boats

Stokley’s Marine: 5-Time National Champions for Customer Service

Ralph Stokley’s commitment to excellence is reflected in his devotion to his customers. He is on-hand at the store nearly every day, and customers are always welcome to talk talk with him personally. That devotion to customer satisfaction has earned Stokley’s Marine “National Championships” in customer service in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2016.

New and Pre-Owned Boats at Stokley’s Marine

Today, Stokley’s Marine is proud to offer the world’s top-selling brands at competitive prices and with unmatched customer service. Here’s a timeline of our history with our brands:

1992–Stokley’s becomes a dealer for the Tracker family of boats, including:

  • Tracker aluminum fishing boats
  • Grizzly and Topper utility jon boats
  • Nitro tournament-ready, fiberglass bass boats
  • Tahoe runabouts and deck boats
  • Sun Tracker family, fishing, and performance pontoon boats
  • Regency luxury, performance pontoon boats

2007–The Yamaha line of jet-powered boats joins the lineup, featuring:

  • Open bow runabouts from 19′ to 24′
  • Center-console fishing boats in 19′ and 21′ models
  • High performance Wake Surf editions in 21′ and 24′ models

2012–After years of selling Sea Ray and Crownline boats, Stokley’s becomes Central Kentucky’s exclusive Cobalt dealer, offering the absolute finest in trailerable boats with yacht-class amenities. Cobalt’s uncompromising commitment to excellence extends from their 20′ Gateway series all the way up to the flagship A40 Coupe, including cabin cruisers, open bow runabouts, and specialized Wake Surf packages.

2015–Stokley’s responds to the booming demand for kayaks. Ascend kayaks and accessories are now available in the Bluegrass!

Service and Accessories at Stokley’s Marine

We are an authorized service center for:

  • Mercury Outboards

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    Stokley’s Marine is conveniently located on US27 between Nicholasville and Lexington, just 5 miles south of Fayette Mall.

  • Mercruiser Sterndrives
  • Yamaha Jet Inboards

We maintain a fully-stocked accessories store featuring brands like:

  • O’Brien Watersports
  • Malone Autoracks
  • Meguiar’s boat care products
  • Humminbird and Lowrance Fishfinders
  • Minn Kota and Motorguide Trolling Motors

At Stokley’s Marine, we don’t just want to sell you a boat–we want to make you a lifetime friend and customer. Nearly fifty years is more than just a number at Stokley’s Marine…it’s a symbol of the best boating experience you will find from a family that cares.