Since 2012, Blenker Boatworks and Marina has been a family owned and operated Insured, Full Service Repair Marina. Located at the mouth of the Manatee River between channel marker 7 & 8, we are within walking distance of the Historical DeSoto National Memorial Park, Robinson Preserve and just a few short miles from the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island. We may be Manatee County’s ‘hidden gem’ but we can’t hide our talent for service. Check out what we can do for you on the Services Page
MEET THE TEAM
Lee Blenker – Owner
Lee was born and raised right here in Manatee County. He grew up in a boating family so naturally, after college he went to work with family owned Quality Marine Construction. In 2012 the Blenker family purchased the marina and did extensive renovations. After much time and hard labor, the marina was upgraded with new docks, boat lifts, and a large dry storage / service yard.
Lee is an active part of the local community. He and his fishing team ‘Sea Saw,’ participate in multiple fishing tournaments a year, all benefiting great causes. Lee & Blenker Boatworks and Marina also sponsor many local fundraisers and events throughout the year.
Everett Benjamin – Dock Master
Everett was also born and raised right here in Manatee County. He formally worked as a foreman in the construction field for high rise buildings. As a hobby, Everett began working on boat repairs, detailing and wood refinishing. He enjoyed it so much that he decided to join Blenker Boatworks and Marina in 2016 and has been a great addition to the team.
Whether you want to do a full day or half day adventure, inshore or offshore these guys are some of the best in our area:
Captain Allen Engel
Captain Al has been a Charter Captain since 1996 and is very knowledgeable with the local surroundings. Whether you are an experienced angler or a first timer, Captain Al has you covered. Check out his website for additional information & images or give him a call to book your next trip.
Website: Charters with Captain Al
Captain Jeremy Rzonca
Captain Jeremy with Something Catchy Fishing Charters has been a captain since 2015. He is a Manatee County native and an avid tournament fisherman. Check out his social media platforms for additional information & images or give him a call to book your next trip.
Website: SCFC Website
Facebook: SCFC Facebook
Instagram: SCFC Instagram
Captain Layne Ostrander
Captain Layne, ‘Snapper Addict,’ has been a charter since 2011 but has been fishing the local waters for his entire life and will bring his experience, professionalism, and love for fishing to your next adventure. Check out his website and Facebook for additional information & images or give him a call to book your next trip.
Website: Snapper Addict
Facebook: Snapper Addict Facebook
Captain Jason Stock
Captain Jason Stock has been a charter since 2006. His positive approach and calm demeanor makes his a great guide with a talent for making you comfortable. Check out his website and Facebook for additional information & images or give him a call to book your next trip.
Primary PH: 941-253-6512
Secondary PH: 727-459-5899
Website: Captain Jason Stock
Facebook: Capt. Jason Facebook
Instagram: Capt. Jason Instagram
Captain Ryan Taylor
Captain Ryan Taylor is a Florida native and has been a charter since 2008. He is a third generation fisherman and has a dedicated passion for fishing and the local waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Check out his social media platforms for additional information & images or give him a call to book your next trip.
Website: Capt. Ryan Taylor
Facebook: Capt. Ryan Taylor Facebook
Instagram: Capt. Ryan Taylor Instagram