About Us

Marine Warehouse Center is a family owned and operated marine mecca. It all began as a swap n’ shop in 1983 where you could trade and find just about anything from a go cart to hub caps. Over the years it has become a one stop shop for all your boating needs. Emmet Stovall, the company’s founder, grew up in Wilmington loving the outdoors and all things marine related, so the evolution was a natural one. Over time we have added more brands of boats, motors, and trailers. Our warehouse has grown and so has our inventory. We moved down the street to a larger property and added a service department. Marine Warehouse Center even opened a second location in Charleston, SC. The business is now run by Emmet’s son, Emmet Jr. and nephew, Terrell. Despite all these changes the goal has always been the same, to share our love of the water with our customers and provide them with a place to get the things they need to get out there and enjoy it.