There are many boat dealerships in Arkansas. There is only one Futrell Marine. At Futrell we consider ourselves a stakeholder in your family’s boating life. We wish to be your dealer from purchase, to education, to events, to service, for storage and then down to the next generation of boaters This can only be accomplished through the below robust competencies and offerings, which we proudly offer.
If you do not know us already, are new to boating, or are considering buying from a competitor, please take a few minutes and scroll down this page to get to know us better. Futrell Marine is the Gold Standard.
“Futrell Marine is a 3rd generation family owned and operated business.”
Futrell Marine was founded in 1948 by Dan Futrell, selling outboard motors from a small store in Nashville, Arkansas. Dan was an avid boat racer in the late 1950’s and passed his love of boating down to his son, Woody Futrell. Under his father’s mentorship, Woody quickly became one of the most well-known and respected businessman in the retail boating industry.
Today, Futrell Marine, is captained by Woody’s son-in-law, Ricky Kesterson, who has extended Futrell’s footprint to include stores in Hot Springs and Heber Springs, Arkansas. Woody still remains a very active part of the business.
The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America. The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more.
“Top 20 MasterCraft Dealer (in the world)” – MasterCraft
“Top 100 Marine Dealer in North America” – 2015, 2016 & 2017
“Most Innovative Dealer in North America – 2017”
In 2017 Futrell Marine was recognized as the “Most Innovative Dealer in North America” by Boating Industry Magazine.
“Best Boat Dealer in Hot Springs” – Readers Choice Awards, Best of the Best
We offer boat and marine engine service on most boat brands, including Yamaha, Mercury, Ilmor, Indmar and MerCruiser marine engines. We are a Cobalt, Bennington and Yamaha CSI Award winner. Customer Satisfaction is our mission!
Why trust in less than a CSI award winning service-first dealer?
We have a dedicated event coordinator and feature a full event calendar. We are featuring many new events in 2018, including a Poker Run, a summer-long Concert Series, and a Craft Beer and Boat Event. There is always something going on and ways to meet other water friendly boaters.
Futrell Marine wants you to be safe, knowledgeable and to have the best time possible out on the water. We want you to forge memories on the water to last a lifetime. If you have never boated before, no problem. We will teach you all you need to know, either in-house or on the water through our dedicated delivery captains.
During the summer we also feature weekly Learn to Surf courses, where Michael Stallman our in-house wake surf pro, will take you out and make sure you get barrelled (well … stand-up and catch a wave). You show up and we supply the life jacket, boat and waves.
Futrell Marine is a family run business, where the employees live and breath the lifestyle. It’s simply a great place to work that exudes a “family” atmosphere. Customers feel it and are an extension of the family.
Our dealership believes in the tenets of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program set forth in this consumer commitment. Established jointly by the Marine Retailers Association of Americas and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, these principles are established to ensure you an enjoyable boating experience. We seek to enhance that experience by providing trained, friendly employees, quality products and reliable services. As part of our desire to continuously make improvements, please let us know if we should fail on our commitment or if you do not understand any information provided to you.
At our dealership, you should expect:
This is our commitment to you. You should expect a higher standard of professionalism when working with us. Please hold us accountable to that expectation.