Monterey Boat

About Us

Thunder Marine is an authorized Monterey, NauticStar, and Piranha Boatworks dealership serving the Saint Petersburg area. We are proud to carry a large selection of new and pre-owned inventory. When you are ready to invest in a new or used boat, our friendly and knowledgeable sales, financing, service, and parts departments are prepared to make sure your experience is outstanding, from assisting while you’re making your choice to ongoing maintenance and customization. At Thunder Marine, we value the opportunity to create a long-term relationship with our customers, and we do that by giving you the best customer service available.

Monterey, Nautic Star, Quality Certified Pre-Owned, and Magic Tilt Trailers for Sale
St. Petersburg – Clearwater – Tampa Bay, Florida

In the mid-1980s, Mark LaPrade decided to create a dealership that would offer a customer more than just a place to buy a boat. Mark believed back then as he does now if you’re out to make a customer for life, everything else will take care of itself. Mark has since passed the business on to his daughter Tracie and her husband Steve and their philosophy are the same. At Thunder Marine, it is not just the boats that we sell, but how we do business. No matter which one of our great brands you are interested in – Nautic Star, Monterey or Piranha – your experience with Thunder Marine will be more of a relationship than a transaction. We believe your boating experience is more than just a weekend excursion; it is a lifestyle of fun and adventure.

Our customers are always at the forefront of our minds, therefore we offer many extra benefits that others do not.

  • Our service and parts department offer the best in boating service to our customers. Located at 4701 95th ST. N. in St. Petersburg, our state-of-the-art facility features the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and our highly skilled factory-trained technicians will deliver the most efficient and quality boating care. We also have trucks that offer convenient mobile service throughout the West Coast of Florida.
  • We have a full Finance Department in-house. So whether it is a new or pre-owned boat, we can offer several competitive finance plans. Our interest rates are among the lowest in the industry and we also offer extended service contracts, giving you peace of mind for up to 7 years.
  • We have a customer club called the Thunder Cruise Club. We set up events such as weekend excursions, fishing tournaments, safety classes and picnics that allow our customers to use their boats to the fullest.
  • And if you are selling your boat, why have it anywhere else? We have one of the most experienced sales departments on Florida’s West Coast and we utilize the top websites and marketing strategies to get your boat traffic. We handle all the details so you don’t have the headaches.

Thunder Marine is proud to consistently be one of the top dealers in all of the brands we sell and we realize that success depends on our customers. So our belief is not that you are a customer, but part of our boating family.

Contact Us

Call our Sales location at (727) 381-4444, or our Service & Parts location at (727) 381-3333, or come by today and experience our superior service and selection!

We look forward to serving you! It’s not just a boat, it’s a LIFESTYLE!