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Ron Hoover RV & Marine: Where Experience Counts

June 30th, 2017

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Ron Hoover RV & Marine’s GM John Genardo, GSM Shane Gest and Crystal Horton.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine has parlayed its experience in boat sales to become one of the premier RV and boat dealers in the country.

Their superb reputation is based on 29 years of selling quality boats/RVs and providing excellent customer service. They boast 8 locations and 4 convenient dealers in the Greater Houston area including locations in Galveston, Katy and Willis.  They also have an RV store in La Marque.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine is proud to celebrate a banner sales year for its Cape Horn and Stamas offshore boats. Their sales executives forecast higher sales in the bay boat markets in the near future.  The Crevalle, Blue Wave, Epic, Majek, Hurricane and Carolina Skiff brands are good performers for Ron Hoover RV & Marine. As well as Sweetwater and Aqua Patio pontoons. Their engine offerings include Suzuki, Evinrude, Mercury and Yamaha. They also sell quality used boats checked by their trained technicians during the boat trade process.

There has been several new technological breakthroughs for outboard motors in the last few years. Manufacturers are releasing new higher horsepower engines like the Suzuki 350 H Outboard — the first high output engine with counter rotating propellers. According to Ron Hoover RV & Marine General Manager John Genardo, the best breakthrough is the joystick controls.

“The joystick steering technology has changed the Marine Industry and has taken a great deal of difficulty out of docking larger boats.  We now have the ability to add joystick capability to our outboard boats.”

The sales staff has almost 50 years of experience and 80 years in the fishing boat industry.  General Sales Manager Shane Gest has 10 years of financial experience and Service Department Manager Don Broussard has almost 20 years of experience. Their techs have more than 40 years of experience.

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Ron Hoover RV & Marine believes in having the best talent to run and operate its dealerships because boating is a people business. Local General Manager John Genardo operates the Galveston Dealership. He is originally from Chicago and has been in the Marine Industry since 2004 – beginning his career at Ron Hoover RV & Marine.  He has a true passion for boating and being on the water and loves to spend time with his family fishing, boating, swimming or just cruising around the lake and bay.

General Sales Manager Shane Gest was born and raised just outside of Cleveland, OH. “Having always been around water and boats, I was naturally drawn to the industry,” said Shane. “I started in the marine industry in 2007 and moved to Texas in 2012 working for a dealership as the business manager. In 2017, I started with Ron Hoover RV & Marine as the General Sales Manager.”

When Shane is not working he is passionate about the water and spends as much time with family and friends as he can on a boat. Fishing, tubing or cruising to see fireworks on a Friday night in the summer. If he is not out on the water, you can find Shane playing golf or enjoying a football game.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine is the only fishing boat and service company on Galveston Island.  It provides parts, service and the unique ability to conduct water demos for boaters. Ron Hoover RV & Marine is your one-stop-shop and even offers in-house financing, insurance and extended warranties.

Their new management team believes in people and the local community.  Ron Hoover RV & Marine is proud to support Bayou Vista Fishing Tournaments, Ball High School Athletics Department, Bayou Vista BBQ Cook-off Fundraisers and so much more!

So, if you are looking for that new or quality inspected used boat, contact Ron Hoover RV & Marine General Manager John Genardo, who will be happy to assist you with all your boating needs.

Contact him at – 409-935-7191 – 8126 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554. Visit Ron Hoover RV & Marine online at

Galveston Yacht Basin: Galveston Island’s Historical Fishing and Boating Icon

July 5th, 2016

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For over 40 years Galveston Yacht Basin has been the center of boating on the Gulf coast. Our friendly staff is highly motivated to make your experience at GYB flawless.

We’re located just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico right off the Galveston Ship Channel at a location which simply no other marina can offer. Conveniently positioned within the heart of Galveston Island. Beaches, shopping, hotels, night life, dining, and the historical strand district are within a few miles of GYB. Our convenient location and surrounding amenities allows everyone the opportunity to enjoy their time on the island while the avid anglers are exploring the endless inshore and offshore fishing that only the gulf coast can offer. Explore our website and you’ll learn how GYB can be the center of your own fun-filled boating and island adventure.


Ship Store outside b 11-5-14 edited 630 pixShip Store – Conveniently located in the heart of the marina next to the boat launch. The Ship Store offers all of your general boating needs as well as basic food and drink items. Items can be special ordered and delivered to your boat upon request.

Bait Camp – Frozen/artificial offshore bait, inshore/offshore tackle, live shrimp, croaker, crab, mud minnows, frozen shrimp, and crab.

IMG_3080 630 pixThe View Deck – Come enjoy a beer and the view!

Boat Rentals – Caribbean Breeze is at GYB offering parasailing, jet skis, kayaks/canoes, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and sailboats for rental.

Yacht Service – R&S Yacht Serviceis based out of GYB and will be happy to meet any of your boat service needs such as boat cleaning/detailing, outboard motors, inboard motors, electronics, generators, canvas, and fiberglass.

LogoBoat Brokerage – Johnston & Mayer is GYB’s onsite boat broker who offers years of experience in both power and sailboats.

Ron HooverRon Hoover is now selling used and brokered boats at GYB.



Contact Information:

  • 409-765-3000 or 800-866-BUOY(2869)
  • 601 N Holiday Drive Galveston, TX 77550 (Club House)
  • 715 N. Holiday Drive Galveston, TX 77550 (Marina)