We’re thinking warm thoughts….and hope you are too!

We know that this time of year can be a long stretch of days while you anxiously wait for the warmth of spring to arrive. So why not start planning your summer fun now?


You can always start by going over your checklist of things you will need long before Summer arrives.

First and foremost, of course, is “Where would my boat like to spend the summer?” If you haven’t picked a home-port yet, make sure to give us a call. We would love to show you what we have to offer your family and friends.


Then you may want to ask yourself questions about the basics like “Are my flares up to date?”, “Will I need my boat bottom painted or touched up?”, “Do I need a new lifejacket or two?”. It’s the captain who starts to think spring and make a list that has a leg up when the warm weather does arrive.


So as the long days of February melt away into March and then April know that we are already thinking warm thoughts as we prep for a great boating season and hope that you are too.  We hope to see you dockside!

Thanks for a great weekend to all our Captains and Crew!

With an unseasonably warm weekend nearly breaking the temp records outside, inside the feeling at “R” Open House was upbeat and counting the days till launch with many of our Captains and Crew all ready looking forward for the warm weather of spring.


We know how busy life is, so it we are very thankful that folks took time out of their schedules and dropped by to spend time with us. We had a great weekend and are looking forward to many more!


Till then, we hope to see you dockside!

Come in from the cold…”R” Open House is this weekend!

Even though the temps are near 40, believe it or not now is time to start thinking summer. If your out and about this weekend and looking for the best place for your boat to spend the upcoming boating season, be sure to stop by. This weekend we will be hosting “R” Open House and Customer Appreciation Weekend!


We will have your favorite snack food and beverages, prizes and best of all boaters! Not only will Captains and Crews will be on hand to share those stories about the one that got away, plus Romp’s Crew will be here to answer any questions you may have.


So be sure to mark your calendars to come in from the cold as we will be thinking summer this weekend. Find out why Romp’s is called “A slice of boating heaven since 1957!”… See you dockside!



Open House just a week away….Your weekend update!

We’re busy as bees getting things ready for the big Open House/Customer Appreciation Weekend. We hope all of our captains and crews have finally got a chance to thaw out after the cold snap this week.


Things at your homeport are a little slushy, which is always a good sign that a thaw is underway. Indoors the place is getting spruced up as we await the fun next weekend so mark your calendars.


Till we see you again, think warm thoughts!



We hope to see you dockside!

A mid-Winter’s update from your family fun marina!

While there’s a little white stuff on the ground, and despite a warm up today, it looks like more snow and cool temps coming in the near future. Of course when it gets  like this outside (see below), we like to head off to the Mid-America Boat Show and see what’s new in boating.


This year the folks at Ohio Sea Grant and ODNR had us stop by the fishing section of the Boat Show to award us the Clean Marina Designation, which was great as well.  We are very proud of our environmental stewardship and thank everyone involved in the Ohio Clean Marina program. This year, 2016, will be our tenth year certified in the program showing you our families commitment to keeping Lake Erie great for generations to enjoy.


Thanks for stopping by, we hope to see you dockside!….


Happy Birthday…to us….. We’re celebrating 59 years!

We are happy to announce that Romp’s Family Fun Marina turns a whopping 59 years old this year. That is almost six decades and three generations of Romp’s family, plus all of our great employees, and thousands of boaters who have spent their family time here at your home port.


And we’ll share the secret to our success with you. It’s having the best customers in the world, as we well know a business is only as good as the customers it serves.

To read the whole Romp’s Story..click here.


So we give thanks to all things, big and small, that made the last 59 years such a great time for our family and employees, and look forward to many, many more serving your family. After all, we’re not just a business, we’re boaters! We hope to see you dockside!.




Wishing our Captains and Crews a Safe and Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping that the 2016 boating season is a great one. We are very blessed as a family to have the best captains and crews on Lake Erie. And we also hope that your New Year’s Resolution involves more fun in the sun with family and friends!

So here’s hoping that this year is every bit as good as the very best. Our family wishes all of our dockers a very safe and prosperous 2016 and can’t wait to get past these cold months and get the boating season underway!
Happy New Year from the whole crew at your favorite Lake Erie marina at Romp’s!

From our family to yours…A very Merry Christmas and 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 18th 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.


Santa and the Holiday Season Arrive in Vermilion~!

Black Friday has thankfully come and gone which signals that Christmas Season is now in full swing. But if you come to Vermilion you will find many local merchants who have some great Christmas gifts for your Captain and Crews all at great prices without the hassle of long lines at those big box stores. Heck, 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 an ice breaker and the holiday spirit is all that is 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!


“R” Winter Hours and Yours…..

With the frost on the ground and the occasional snow flake in the air, it things are already working toward next season here at your home port.


In the shops the guys are busy painting boats, rebuilding outdrives and grinding docks, so when the weather is ready, we will be as well.

That said, we also will be shortening the hours for the office crew. Starting Tomorrow, Tuesday December 1st we will be open in the Store/Office from 10-3 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

Of course we will be in Service from 8-5 Monday through Friday if you want to stop in, pay a bill or need other assistance. In fact, we can also arrange to meet you here during off hours if your work does not allow you time during the hours listed. Just call or email for an appointment.

We hope to see you dockside!