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SW Marine, formally Shallow Water Marine, is your one stop shop for all things boating.  From new and pre-owned boats to accessories and everything in between, we are the number one choice in quality and great service. Call or visit us today!

New and Pre-Owned Boats and Outboards!

We have a large selection of quality fishing, hunting or pontoon boats and outboards.  All kinds of styles and brands to choose from.  Come see our selection today!

Get back on the water in no time!

Our factory trained technicians can service most brands, including stern drives.  Our custom fabrication includes duckblinds, accessories and aluminum welding.

Find quality surface drives and mud boats!

Fishing or hunting shallow water? We've been running shallow water rigs for 10 years.  We are on the water each season extensively testing our equipment.  Let us help you put together the surface drive, tunnel hull or jet package that best suits your individual needs. Call or stop in today!

SW Marine, Inc is proud to announce we are now an Xpress Boats Dealer!



Shawn and Smitty duck hunting




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Gator Tail Outboards

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Mark and I could not be happier with the blind/boat combo you set up for us. We have really liked the flexibility of the “teal” blind and how it allows for easier maneuverability when under power, but gives you most of the features of a hard side when set up.

David Bunker, Ames, IA, Sept. 2013

Shawn and Smitty....  Just thought I'd send you a couple of pics of the Gator Tail.  Love'N   it !! Biggest frustration with it is just keeping Kyle in his own Gator Tail and staying out of mine.  He obviously loves the Power Poles.   Was definitely worth the addition.    Also makes for a great conversation piece.   Obviously gets a lot of attention both at the landing and out on the water!   Thanks for getting this package put together for us.  Putting it to good use!

Bob Kleinschmidt, Trempealeau, WI, July 2013

I have lived in 2 different countries and 5 different states and I don't think I have ever done business with a better group of people. You guy's went out of your way to make sure I got more than my money's worth.  After viewing your website I realize you guys are serious duck hunters but I would like to take you back home with me to Arkansas for the real opening day."1st sat. in sept", OPENING DAY OF DOVE SEASON!!!!!!   Shawn, Smitty, and Skinny Wayne, You guys went all out to make me a happy customer when you could have been making a hell of a lot more money working on the projects in the shop you already had started.   If I ever make a extra dollar, I am spending it at Shallow Water Marine.

Butch Faulk

Working with Shawn and Shallow Water Marine was a great experience from beginning to end. I approached Shawn in May of 2007 wanting to open up my opportunities for duck hunting in shallow water environments.  After nearly a year of discussion and may different options quoted and analyzed Shawn guided me into a boat motor and blind that fulfilled my needs to hunt both big water and shallow water environments.  I ended up with a 1756 Alweld boat 35 HP Gatortail motor with reverse and a custom designed Teal blind.  Without Shawn's guidance and patience I would likely have made mistakes in the design and product choice.  I hunted out of my new rig throughout the 2008 season and it lived up to everything Shawn said it would.  Shawn can be trusted to steer you in the right direction and he knows the game very well when it comes to hunting out of and designing duck boats.  You may not always like what he tells you be he will give you advice that is your best interest!

Paul Schultz, Olathe, KS

Last year I was shopping for a mud motor when a friend recommended Shallow Water Marine in Palo, IA.  I ended up buying a new Alweld flat bottom and a used Gator Tail motor.  I stored the motor over the winter and didn’t start or even put any stabil in the motor.  Nearly a year later I mounted the motor and it started so fast that it scared me.  The crew at Shallow Water Marine helped me put my boat and motor together and have taken many of my phone calls for advice.  Several times they have talked me out of more expensive equipment for something they knew would serve my needs better.  What impressed me is that the crew at Shallow Water Marine not only sells the best equipment but they use it when they hunt or fish.  If you’re looking for the best surface drive motors and boats look no further than Shallow Water Marine, anywhere else will be a waste of your time.

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