Capt. Kirk’s Marine is growing by leaps and bounds! Glenn Kirk has expanded operations to include the Stratos, Ski Centurion, Donzi and Reinell lines in addition to the Fisher line and Gambler line he had previously sold. Stratos is a very good name in fishing boats. Kirk carries all sizes of this boat line from 15 feet, 10 inches to the 33-foot offshore fishing boat with the patented Stratos Deep Vee hull. The Deep Vee hull carries a five year warranty and is available on most of the Stratos line. Ski Centurion is a tournament water-ski boat. It is designed for the competition water-skier who skis year-round. Five-time world slalom champion, Bob La Point, has assisted Ski Centurion in development of the new LaPoint Tru Trac. This tournament ski boat is available at Capt. Kirk’s Marine Service. Kirk describes the Donzi line as “sports cars on the water. They are small, compact and REAL fast.” The Donzi also makes a luxurious 33-foot pleasure boat. But don’t let the elegance fool you; the Donzi 33ZX is all performance. With twin 502 MerCrusier power she’ll reach speeds up to 65 mph, with all the stability and tracking that Donzi’s are famous for. Capt. Kirk’s line of Reinell boats include the family pleasure boats and the fishing boats. Reinell has been in the boat building business for over 70 years and carry with them a legend of unsurpassed craftsmanship. Reinell’s motto is “we’re in the water to stay.” Kirk says, “we feel like we have a boat for everybody out there. If you like boats, come see us and we’ll put you into a boat that will fit your lifestyle and needs. We have the pontoon boat, aluminum bass boats, fiberglass bass boats, tournament bass boat, jon boat, jet boat, sport runabout boat, bow-rider, tournament ski boat, offshore fishing boat, offshore runabout boat, center console bay boat and cuddy cabin.” Capt. Kirk has also made some staff changes. New to the staff are Randy L. Nichols, who joined the team in October of ‘94 as the Sales Manager, and Service Manager, Gary Bellman. Sally Grimes assists as the Office Manager, David Inman is the new fiberglass repairman and Paul Nordstrum and Mike Walker are new service technicians. Duane Blair still acts as Parts Manager and Troy Kirk, the Captain’s son, still assists Capt. Kirk as VP of Operations. Expansion of the shop itself is another change that is currently underway. Kirk is planning to build a 4800 square foot showroom, five new sales offices, a 3200 square foot parts and accessories area, a 4000 square foot closed service shop area and a 6000 square foot open service bay area. The shop will basically expand to ten times its present size onto the three acres surrounding the shop. Kirk hopes to complete renovations by late spring of this year. Kirk, who is still very involved in the tournament circuit, sponsors a pro staff team that welcomes Mike Metcalf, David Truax, Kirk McKenzie and Steve Cain as new members. Dick Clements and J.C. Evans are two members of the pro staff from last year. Tournament fishing is going to play a big part in Kirk’s future. “In 1995, we see ourselves getting more expertise in the area of serving the needs of the tournament bass angler.” Capt. Kirk’ Marine Service is going to become more involved with the B.A.S.S. tournament circuit and through that they plan to learn how to best serve the tournament bass fisherman’s needs. “We have found that it is a constantly changing, hi-tech sport and we’ve found that it’s necessary to be out there on the front line so that we stay abreast of innovation.” Captain Glenn Kirk, his wife, Donna, and son, Troy, along with the rest of the staff are working together to serve their customers with their boating needs.
– Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide