West Ashley. 2445 Savannah Hwy. 556-2550
Well worth the trek down Savannah Highway, Hanckel Marine is a virtual wonderland of boating pleasures, ready with everything needed to explore Charleston's web of waterways. Open since 2000, this first stop for everything wet has the selling and servicing of boats down to an art. "We have close to 20 people on staff," says sales representative Paul Speights Jr. "Having employees specializing in all aspects of boating definitely benefits our customer service." Don't fret if you haven't quite honed your boating skills to perfection. With the purchase of any boat on site, including an array of Sea Pros, Stingrays, and Scout Boats, Hanckel Marine's friendly staff will take you out on the water to help get rid of those first-time jitters as well as set up boater safety courses for conscientious customers. Hit the high seas or the winding rivers of the Lowcountry in the best-selling Scout Boats, boasting a "three-year 'Stem to Stern' warranty." Hanckel Marine also offers a variety of boating accessories sure to complete any excursion. Full service is a part of the game at Hanckel Marine, and a long list of repeat customers reinforces their one-of-a-kind expertise. The only thing they don't provide is the beer.