“Don’t ever work with your spouse. EVER…" Mary Yeaman jokes. She’s joking because that is exactly what she and her husband, Andy Yeaman, have done for the last 20+ years and they love it. They own Hughes Marine Service, located in Danville, Virginia. Hughes Marine is about 30 minutes or so from Smith Mountain, Leesville, Hyco and Mayo Lakes.
This year, we are celebrating 50 years of Outstanding Customer Service. Our goal to our customers is simply this… “Service Beyond Expectation”.
At Hughes Marine, we are passionate about boating. It’s what our family does for fun. We love to fish, wake surf, wakeboard, tube, ski, and of course, just ride around. You may catch us surfing behind a Centurion or cruising in a Sweetwater pontoon or even taking a Key West to the coast to go offshore fishing.We are blessed beyond measure because we get to do all this for a living!
Hughes Marine began in 1965 before Smith Mountain Lake had even filled up as the idea of Gaither Hughes. He hired Carroll Yeaman as a mechanic. Unexpectedly, Mr. Hughes died in 1968 and Carroll managed the business for his widow. Carroll saw the dealership through the gas crisis of the 70’s and the economic boom of the 80’s. Carroll bought the business in 1989. Carroll’s wife, Brenda, and son, Andy joined the business about that time. The Yeaman family has promoted boating ever since. It has truly been a family affair with two generations and four family members involved in everything from Sales to Finance to Repair. Carroll and Brenda retired in the Spring of 2012.
Hughes Marine has been something of a success story. Located in Danville in the heart of double digit unemployment and a depressed local economy, Hughes Marine has stayed the course and continued to thrive. Each year, Hughes Marine continues to win coveted TOP 10 awards from Nautic Global Group for National Sales Excellence. Yamaha Marine has also recognized the dealership with top Sales Awards, including trips to Italy, Greece, Japan, and most recently Iceland! We realize that our customers have a choice of where to spend their hard earned money. We understand that we have to provide an outstanding product line with even better service to earn your trust and ultimately your business.
Danville, VA 24540
Saturday: 8:30am - Noon
Great service and great staff. Mary was a pleasure to deal with and made buying easy. Worth the trip for a great deal. We appreciated all the extra aches and pains to get our boat ready for Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for the outstanding service!
Absolutely the best place and people to deal with. Mary and Andy and the rest of the crew went above and beyond to get our boat water ready in just days. We traveled 5 hours to purchase from Hughes Marine and it was well worth the trip! We will definitely be returning customers!!!
Just purchased a used boat from Ed Hughes and I highly recommend him. It was an excellent experience. Ed is very knowledgeable and personally owns a 4.3-liter fish and ski boat. Ed keeps the stress low and satisfaction high. Ed listened to my tire and motor concerns. Ed responded by offering new tires, engine pressure testing and a 30-day warranty. In addition, his price was very competitive. The service staff provided on the spot assistance when some of my trailering equipment was a mismatch. Very very satisfied. Look forward to doing business with the team again.
Awesome people with incredible deals on boats. Had a couple issues that were resolved immediately! Highly recommend these folks! Waylane walked me through the sales process without any hassle. Thanks again, guys!