About Us

Gulf Coast Marine, Texas Largest Saltwater Boat Selection, serving the Coastal Bend since 1954.

The Gulf Coast Marine is family owned and operated by Bill Holmes, Sr., Billy Holmes, Jr., and Barbara Holmes, all being active boaters and Gulf Coast residents, the Holmes family enjoys saltwater to freshwater fishing in the shallow waters of the local bays to deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Coast Marine has now the largest selection of saltwater boats and most complete marine sales and service center in Texas.
World Class Service Center In the planning stages from the early 1990’s, Gulf Coast Marine wanted to take their service to a higher level. With a half of a million dollar commitment to those who have in the past and will in the future, purchase their boats and outboard motors from Gulf Coast Marine, we are offering our World Class Service Center. Our 16-bay computer designed service facility is staffed with factory trained technicians and state of the art diagnostic equipment: diagnostics, test tank, computers, etc. Gulf Coast Marine now has the guaranteed fastest possible service in South Texas. Buy your boat from Gulf Coast Marine, become a preferred customer and experience World Class Service!

Gulf Coast Marine has received numerous Awards & Recognitions the past 60 years while selling and servicing boats for Texas Anglers.

  • Recently been put in the “TOP 100” Boat Dealer by Boating Industry Magazine
  • GCM was the first dealer ever to win the “Robert J. Dougherty Award Dealer of the Year”-in addition is the only dealer ever to win the award 2 years in a row
  • GCM awarded by the CC Caller Times “Best of the Best” #1 the Inaugural Award in Boat Dealer Category, plus multiple subsequent years and has always been recognized in the dealer category
  • GCM awarded “Rookie of Year” by Glacier Bay Catamarans
  • GCM awarded “Outstanding Dealer of the Year” by Bertram Yacht
  • GCM was the first and only Dealer to ever win the “Over 1,000 Boats Delivered” by Blue Wave Boats
  • GCM was awarded the “Presidential Pace Setter” Award by World Cat Power Kat Group
  • Numerous time winner of the Prestigious Evinrude “Million Dollar Club”
  • Multi-year awardees of the “Boston Whaler Whalerman”
  • GCM has supported the Coastal Conservation Association since 1978 with tens of thousands of dollars in cumulative donations
  • GCM has supported the Saltwater-fisheries Enhancement Association since the year 2000
  • Past President of the “South Texas Shootout” Tournament
  • Co-partnered with Del Mar College for the Naval Station Ingleside Outboard Motor training program