Hi, my name is Martin Christensen. I have been in the boating industry 26 years. Once i made my mind up on what I wanted to do with my life, and I might add, with a lot of prodding from my mother, I was off to Parkland Collage in Champaign Illinois. I received a certificate degree in small engine repair and soon after was hired by Lithia Springs marina. I rigged Bayliner boats and worked under Brad Talman as an apprentice mechanic. While there, I went to a OMC Cobra school and attended a Bayliner service seminar.
After 2 years with Lithia Springs Marina, I was employed by Bob and Dan Klauser. I was hired as boat rigger and mechanic. Bob and Dan gave me every opportunity to succeed. After a few years I was made service manager.
I have attended many service schools, most notable being Johnson/Evinrude and Honda Outboards. I am currently a certified mechanic on Mercury Outboard and Mercruiser Sterndrives.
Starting my own business has always been a dream of mine. Every morning when I open the doors to Chip's Marine I will give special thanks to the Lord above, my family and the Klauser family.