Our Story

This is why we do this!

Gale Marine was founded in the quest to find a reliable airboat that would meet the demanding requirements of a sportsman in the Midwest.  The boat would have to meet the unique challenges of running on ice, snow, water and dry ground.  In this quest, we have developed our own hull design that is reinforced to hold up to the abuse and unique challenges of icy conditions, frigid temperatures and diverse terrain.

To power these vessels, we developed an extremely reliable engine package built on the fuel-injected General Motors LS engine platform. This engine produces superior reliability and a very good horsepower-to-weight ratio.

To transform that power into thrust that will efficiently and quietly power your craft, we have partnered with Ox Drive Reductions, Century Drive Systems, and Whirlwind Propellers as we believe they are ahead of the technology curve in the airboat industry.

With every custom boat build, we strive to design a uniquely tailored boat to fit your needs for the intended purpose.  We are not a cookie cutter fabrication shop.  Whether it’s adding a console, gun box, live well, fuel cell, modifying the transom to accommodate a new motor, or any other upgrade to your current boat, or in the building of a completely new one, we’ve got you covered.

Gale Marine is located just 3 miles south of our Wisconsin hometown of Galesville. We decided that the right boats and motor combinations would take the midwest like a “gale” force wind.  We are proud to build in the USA.