If you’re looking for the best Lake Norman boat dealerships, you’ve come to the right place.

Lake Norman is one of the most popular boating spots in North Carolina. Known for its open water and peaceful coves, Lake Norman can be a boater’s paradise.

So, it’s not surprising that there are several great local boat dealerships to choose from. 

Whether you daydream about cruising the lake in style, picnicking in quiet coves, or hanging ten behind a wake boat, there’s a boat dealership on Lake Norman that can make your dream a reality.

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Here are the 10 Best Lake Norman Boat Dealers for 2024

1. Talley’s Pier 77 Marine

18901 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 892-8555

Founded in 1986, Talley’s Pier 77 Marine is well-known for their outstanding customer service. Owner Billy Talley and his team go above and beyond for their customers, and they live and work by the motto “We do it right or we don’t do it at all!”

Before you sign up for a membership at the Safe Harbor Peninsula Yacht Club, be sure to stop by Talley’s and order a Regal LX26 or a 36 Grande Coupe. You’ll be in good company.

Featured brands:

  • Regal Yachts
  • Regal Express Cruisers
  • Regal Cuddy Boats
  • Regal Surf Boats
  • Regal Bowriders and Deck Boats
  • Regal, Regal, and more Regals.
Regal boats from Talley's Pier 77 Marine on Lake Norman

2. Ed Watkins Marine

3333 NC-16 Business, Denver, NC 28037
Phone: (704) 483- 2628

Ed Watkins is a former college football player and long-time NASCAR team member who can now add entrepreneur to his list of accomplishments. Big Ed loves boating and has built a team that delivers honesty, integrity, and a lot of smiles for their loyal customers.

Featured brands:

  • Sea Pro
  • Suncatcher
  • Stingray
  • Ranger Boats
  • G3 Boats
  • and more!
Ed Watkins Marine

3. Lake Norman Marina

6965 NC-150, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Phone: (704) 483-5546

Founded in 1973, Lake Norman Marina is one of the lake’s oldest boat dealers. It’s even older than me! (By only one year.) Here you can buy it, service it, fuel it, and store it. 

A family business, owner Mark Kale took over for his Dad in 2014. Mark’s son, Logan, leads the sales team. 

Brands carried:

  • Bennington
  • Cobalt
  • Malibu Boats
  • Axis Wake Research
Lake Norman Marina showroom

4. MarineMax Lake Norman

Address: 9209 Westmoreland Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 892-9676

If a Sea Ray Sundancer is what you lust after, MarineMax is your boat dealer. Or, perhaps an express model by Cruiser Yachts? Either way, MarineMax Lake Norman has the yacht to make memories on the water. They also sell pontoon boats.

Featured brands:

  • Sea Ray
  • Cruisers Yachts
  • Aviara
  • Harris pontoons
  • Scout Boats
MarineMax Lake Norman

5. Charlotte Ski Boats

Address: 1206 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (704) 525-6006

Launched in 2010 by the husband & wife team Lee and Amanda Levandowski, Charlotte Ski Boats has grown into one of Lake Norman’s premier boat dealers. CSB is located in an old, renovated fire station, and might get the award for coolest showroom.

Featured brands:

  • Formula (hell yeah!)
  • Tigé Boats
  • ATX Surf Boats
  • Tahoe Pontoon Boats
Charlotte Ski Boats

6. Foothills Marine of Lake Norman

1199 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (704) 696-8930

Foothills Marine of Lake Norman might be Lake Norman’s fishing boat headquarters. If you can’t find your fishing boat here, you may not be looking for one.

Founded in 1993, Foothills Marine has been recently named one of the Top 25 Tracker Marine Dealers and Top 5 Skeeter Dealers in the nation!

Featured brands:

  • Skeeter Performance Fishing Boats
  • Nitro Performance Fishing Boats
  • Phoenix Boats
  • Tracker Boats
  • Tidewater Boats
  • Sportsman Boats
  • Mako Boats
  • and pontoon boats!
Foothills Marine Center

7. North Point Watersports

112 Doolie Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (704) 799-1994

North Point Watersports is known for selling innovative brands like Avalon pontoons and Bayliner runabouts. Founded in 2003, the North Point Watersports team prides itself on taking care of its customers without high-pressure sales tactics or fictitious advertising.

Featured brands:

  • Avalon pontoons
  • Bayliner
  • Trophy
North Point Watersports

8. Dyer Marine Lake Norman

114 Days Inn Dr, Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (704) 663-4500

Oh, yes- Mastercraft. Does it get any better? The Nautique dealer may disagree, but I grew up believing Mastercraft is the pinnacle of all things “ski-boat.” Ski, wakeboard, surf… looking good, profiling on the lake, and besting the “Smiths.” Get it here.

Featured brands:

  • Mastercraft
  • Berkshire tritoons (like a Mastercraft, but for old people.)
Carolina Watersports is now Dyer Marine

9. The Boat Rack, Chaparral Boats Showroom

Address: 7565 NC-150, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Phone: (828) 478-2222

Chaparral is known as a premium boat builder, and you’ll find them here at The Boat Rack. In fact, they’re the nation’s #1 Chapparal dealer. 

Under the same management since 1980, you’ll also find a full-service marina here – storage, fuel, and a ship store.

Featured brands:

  • Chaparral
  • South Bay
  • Robalo
The Boat Rack

10. Race City Marine

Address: 1192 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (704) 799-0008

Google saved Race City Marine for last, for some reason. Here you’ll find the ubiquitous Nautique brand of boats that I alluded to earlier. Race City Marine is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown to one of the area’s premier boat dealerships.

Featured brands:

  • Nautique
  • Chris Craft (do they still build these?)
  • Barletta (pontoons)
Race City Marine Mooresville NC

That’s it, my friends. The top 10 boat dealers around Lake Norman. Tell them The Best of LKN sent you!

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About the author:

Jeff Hamm is the creator and producer of The Best of LKN and the founder of Epic Journey Media, a marketing agency that specializes in serving local businesses. He’s also Real Estate Agent affiliated with Keller Williams Realty – Lake Norman.

When he isn’t editing podcasts, building websites, or writing blog articles & email newsletters, you can most likely find him taking walks with his dogs Sam and Maisy.