Foster Bros. Marine was created in January 2007. But our story starts way before that date! How far back do you want to go? Let's start at what I perceive as the real beginning. A guy by the name of Hank Mullen was a working at Crosstown Marine back in the late 70's and through the mid 80's? If you purchased a Sea Ray boat in that era, there's good odds you bought it from Hank. In 1986 Hank ventured out on his own and started Mullen Marine Brokerage. As the next few years went by he moved from place to place, finally ending up in Delano, MN. He was mainly brokering used boats but also picked up a couple of new product lines: DAKA Docks and Triton trailers – that’s right, we are still selling both brands today.
In 1994, Stuart Foster purchased a used boat from Hank Mullen. This is where Mark Foster enters the story. At that same time, Mark was looking for a part-time job and began working for Hank. He didn't know it at the time but that part-time gig would end up defining a large part of his life! He ended up working at Mullen Marine every summer throughout college and full time for a year and ½ afterward. During this time, Hank added a new line of pontoons called GillGetter which is now known as Qwest Pontoons. In November of 2001, Mark left Mullen Marine to pursue a marketing career in Minneapolis.
Throughout this same time period, the late 90's and early 2000's, Brian Foster worked for a variety of marine business in the area. By 2005, he had more boats around his house than he knew what to do with. He was looking for a garage to rent so he could venture out on his own and start a marine mechanics shop.
Fast forward to 2006. Hank put his business up for sale. Brian and Mark teamed up to buy Mullen Marine Brokerage in April of 2006. Mark brought his marketing and sales background. Brian brought his mechanics and service background. We hit the ground running and haven't looked back.
- April 2006, purchased Mullen Marine
- In January 2007, changed the name to Foster Bros. Marine.
- 2008 Signed with Honda Marine
- 2010 Signed with Porta Dock
- 2012 Signed with Mercury
- 2013 moved to a 22,000 Sq. foot facility
- 2014 Signed with Starcraft Marine
- 2015 Signed with KingFisher Boats
PONTOONS & BOATS: We are here to help you get into the boat, motor or trailer that will best fit your needs. For new pontoon boats ,we carry Qwest, Starcraft and the Mitey-Toon electric. Those of you looking for hardcore fishing boats we are Minnesota's ONLY Kingfisher boat dealer.
INVENTORY: Our new and used inventory is always changing. Check out our Inventory page for our current stock of pontoons, fishing boats, runabouts, motors and trailers.
TRAILERS: We are also the areas largest Triton trailer dealer. You'll find a large selection of Snowmobile, Pontoon, Utility and ATV trailers in stock. We sell EZ Loader boat trailers. Call if you don't see the trailer that you need in stock
PARTS & ACCESSORIES: We stock a large selection of both. If we don't have it on hand most parts can be here in one or two business days. Our service department is certified as a Mercury and Honda warranty service center. We work on most brands of outboards and I/O's.
OUR CUSTOMERS: We know individuality is important, which is why we pay close attention to the interests of each customer. From the minute you walk through the door, meeting your needs is our top priority. Founded not only on excellent customer service, but also on the principles of hard work and a focused attitude, this is why Foster Bros. Marine has a long list of satisfied customers. Call or stop by; you’ll be glad you did.