About Us

Ryan Evans is the heart and soul of Great Lakes Boats & Brokerage in Mentor, Ohio. He has been an active boater all his life and started working in the marine industry at the age of 14. Starting out at Don Parsons in Vermilion, he worked the fuel dock and was promoted to the shore manager. At the age of 17, Ryan started selling boats part time for Sima Marine.

In 2005 he was hired full time as a salesman and he began building clients and customer relationships. Also, in 2005 he joined the United States Coast Guard Reserves and served proudly for 2 years. In January 2012 his passion drove him to open Great Lakes Boats & Brokerage offering a large selection of used boats including Sea Ray, Carver yachts, Cruisers Yachts and boat brokerage services. Ryan now looks forward every day to helping customers find and achieve their boating dreams.