Store Around the Corner: Cannons Marina


Store Around the Corner: Cannons Marina


Date: April 29, 2010
by: Maria Amodio | Observer Intern


When it comes to experience, nobody knows more about the boating industry than Cannons Marina owner David Miller.

“I started working in the family business when I was six years old, peeling shrimp for fishing bait,” recalls Miller. “I grew up on the water.”

Miller’s father started the business in 1955, and 55 years later Cannons is still the only family-owned marina in the area offering sales, rentals and service.

Cannons Marina carries Grady White boats, Scout boats and Yamaha upward motors for sale and rental. The marina also takes care of repairs at their Yamaha Five-Star Certified service center.

Cannons’ dedication to customer service has won them the Grady White Admiral’s Circle Award for nine consecutive years.

“Customer service is an extremely important part of our business,” says Miller.

Name: Cannons Marina
Date established: 1955
Address: 6040 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key
Phone: 383-1311
Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week
Employees: 15
What makes them unique: They have Sarasota and Siesta Key’s largest fleet of boat rentals and fishing boat rentals

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