Thank You…to the best customers anywhere!

We had such a great time at “R” Open House and the turnout was so well attended that we thought we would take a minute and say thanks to all who attended.


Of course a business is only as good as it’s customers, so in that regard we think we are fortunate to have some of the best anywhere. To brave the cold and snowy conditions to share a day of talk about sunshine and the days of flat lakes ahead, it truly was great fun.


If your crew is looking for a new place to drop anchor, then look no further, we would love to have you stop by and let us show you what we have to offer. After all Summer will soon be approaching so ask yourself this one important question “Where would my boat like to spend the summer?”



Thanks again to all of our Captains and Crews, and for future Captains… we hope to see you dockside at your favorite Lake Erie Marina!




“R” Open House Weekend… Don’t miss the boat!

Sure it’s January and a bit chilly outside, but that does not mean you can’t have some fun. Of all times of the year, this time is the best to start thinking warm thoughts about summer and Lake Erie, and there’s no better place to do that then here at your home-port with friends and other boaters!


Jan 24th and 25th from 11am to 2pm 

So this weekend you can gather in the warmth of fun at our annual Open House and customer appreciation weekend. Romp’s Dockers get free lunch and beverages of choice. Plus a chance at some awesome prizes like a Gas gift cards. Best of all your dock-mates will be here too!


So get the crew ready and chart a course for Romp’s this weekend. New Boaters Welcome!


New Year Resolution…Make a splash this year!

With the New Year usually includes some new resolutions as well. Most of those are based on self improvement, like diet, exercise, family, etc. So here at your Home-Port, we want to help you with the best possible way to improve your year and what could be better then more time in the great outdoors with friends and family.

Though there may be some snow on the ground now, we are counting down the days until the sun shines bright and the Lake lays flat again.


If your family is anything like ours (pictured above) we can’t wait to get back on the water and into the fresh air after a winter of being cooped up. So make plans now to get your captain and crew back on the water and what better way to do that then to stop by “R” Open House January 24th and 25th  from 11-2. Bring the whole family as we will have prizes and treats, plus we’re here to show you all that Romp’s Lake Erie Marina has to offer your family.

After all, it’s just a matter of time before spring arrives and we can make a splash!

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Don’t let another minute slip away from what could be the best summer ever! We hope to see you dockside!


We’re just chilling…

Back from Christmas/New Year break and of course there is much work to be done. We have boats in the shop getting them ready for the boating season just ahead. We have docks in the shop getting a fresh coat of paint and, of course, we are also prepping the store for our upcoming “Customer Appreciation Weekend.” (More detail on that to follow very soon.)


So stay tuned as we work our way through this chilly weather, it’s always a good practice to think warm thoughts so….


We hope to see you dockside! Check “R” hours in the left pane of this page if you need assistance or would like to talk about where your boat would like to spend this summer.

Merry Christmas…and a Ho-Ho-Happy New Year!

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the marina,…well, along with some good cheer, we would like to share some holiday announcements with you. We are taking a bit of a break here at Lake Erie’s Family Fun Marina. We will be off on Christmas through New Year celebrating with family from Friday December 19th to January 4th.


Now, if you need us we still will be in and out of the marina frequently, so please feel free to call or email us at the links on our contact page, and leave a message. We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to time with family and it is our hope that each of our captains and crew get to spend time with their loved ones as well. Enjoy this great season, Merry Christmas from the whole Romp’s Team.

Happy Holidays from your Homeport!

Well the Christmas season is in full swing as shoppers head out to gather gifts for their loved ones. Here at your homeport, we too are getting excited to have the spirit of the season upon us.  Though it’s not here yet, we’re even looking forward to a white Christmas.


So even though it’s tough to think about the summer months during this holiday season, we want to remind you that when you give the gift of boating, it lasts beyond just this month, but far into the next year.

Give us a call if you would like to discuss where your Captain would like to spend his next summer. After all, the best presents are the ones that make quite a splash!


Holiday Season and Santa arrive in Vermilion…

The turkey leftovers are barely hanging in there and even Black Friday has come on gone which signals that Christmas Season is now in full swing. Even the jolly old elf himself has had a chance to stop by Vermilion and check on the progress.


Of course here he has no need of a sleigh and reindeer, just a ice breaker and the holiday spirit is all that in needed.

We here at your homeport are hopeful that our present will be another great boating season next year. But if your looking for that perfect gift and don’t want to get caught up in the crowds, think about giving your captain the gift of boating with our very own Romp’s gift cards. They are prepaid just like a visa, with any amount you choose to put on it and can be used for most anything we sell, gas, service, parts, dockage, etc.

Give your captain and crew the gift they really want and one that will last all summer long. The gift of boating!



Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Captains and Crews!

We would like to wish all of our captains and crews a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. We certainly are thankful for all we have been blessed with this past boating season, and look forward to many more to come.

(below: the first Romps Thanksgiving imagined)


We will be closed Wednesday through Sunday this week to spend time with our families. We will be in and out of the marina throughout the holiday so if you need assistance please feel free to call or email us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.




Ice and Snow…Instant winter…Just add water.

While the weather outside is certainly frightening, we are already looking forward to the warmth of the next boating season here at your homeport. And though the arctic winds may be a blow’n, we’re busy sanding and painting and doing all the things we can do to make our next chance at summer the very  best it can be.


We do want all of our captains and crews to know that we will be taking a brief break next week and will be closed Wednesday the 26th through the following Sunday to celebrate and give thanks with family this Thanksgiving Holdiay. Here’s hoping this finds you warm and in good spirits and able to spend time with your family as well.

Till we see you dockside!


Docks are out..We’re still in at your Home-Port.

The days are getting shorter and the temps are falling as we head toward the off season here at your home-port. We have been busy getting the Marina ready for the cold weather ahead as we pull the docks and prep the equipment.


Most folks start to turn their attention to the upcoming Holiday Season and we are looking forward to some time with family as well. So if your in need of some assistance or are wanting to give the gift of boating this year and need information about docks, boats, or anything we might be able to help you with, please be sure to ask. We still here every week day in the service department from 8am to 5pm working on boats to ready them for the next great boating season, and the office is open four days a week as well.

The docks may be out, be were still in here at your homeport! Give us a call if you need help.