New ownership, new ideas at Guttenberg Marine and RV Center

Brooks Ante, left, is the new owner of Guttenberg Marine and RV Center. In addition to the sales and service his business offers, Ante has plans in the works for two Guiness Book of World Records events in the coming year – one on the water, and one community-wide. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Marine and RV Center is under new ownership, and owner Brooks Ante has made it his priority to bring more fun to the area with big, fast pontoon boats and items available for rent. He continues to carry both new and used Harris FloteBotes, and Forest River Sandpiper fifth wheels and destination trailers. 

In May, Ante began working full-time at Guttenberg Marine and RV Center. He took over both the Guttenberg and Lake Delhi locations on July 18, after previous owner Rusty Peck retired to Florida. He employs Guttenberg resident Amy Cook, as well as another Clayton County resident and two men from Dyersville.

Along with indoor and outdoor storage solutions, Ante offers winterization service. Detailing of RVs and boats is a new service available throughout boating season and beyond, especially in conjunction with winterization. While he's currently operating as Mercury certified in Guttenberg, Ante plans to complete Mercury's educational program this winter. The Lake Delhi location is also Mercury certified. 

Fall may be approaching, but Ante has big plans for next season. “We’re planning on expanding our retail area and offering rentals of boats, campers, and towables,” he says, noting that tubes can be expensive to purchase. “I think that’ll bring a lot more enjoyment to people here on the water.”

Continued in the pages of The Guttenberg Press

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