Grace Marine Team

The whole Grace Marine team is ready to take care of your boating needs. All of our employees are experienced in their field. We have the knowledge and expertise - ask any of us for help. From service, to sales, to boating accessories. We will make it EASY!


Carl Hoyt, Jr.  President/GM

Carl, or Jr. as many people refer to him, is the third generation owner and operator of Grace Marine. He has worked in every aspect of the dealership and the marina...prepping boats for delivery from age 10, parts and accessories through high school, to sales and service through his 20's. Providing customers with the highest level of service and satisfaction is his number one priority. When he's not working, he's hanging out with his wife, Katie, and three boys, Carter, Tristan and Tyler. Jr. loves to bass fish, wakeboard and any other activity involving water. 

Carl Hoyt, Sr.  CEO/Finance Manager

Carl has over 40 years experience in the boating industry. He enjoys boating and the overall family boating experience. That is what motivates him to this day. When he isn't working, he thrives on spending as much time as he can with his 6 grandchildren. 

Karen Ahrens  Office Manager

Karen brings with her a 30 year resume to our office. Her organizational skills are essential to making our internal office run smoothly. Customers are her number one priority and she provides them with a heartfelt smile and genuine concern. She enjoys boating with her husband Russ, and son, RJ. She also loves to travel. Her dream vacation is traveling to Tahiti.

Bruce Haugen  Sales

Bruce is enthusiastic about making your boating dream a reality. He has been selling boats in the Quad Cities for over 20 years. Bruce is an avid cyclist, having done RAGBRAI every year for the last 35 years. He has also been from coast to coast on two wheels! When he isn't peddling, he likes to spend time with his wife, Linda, and dog, Chance. 

Brett Mandsager  Service Manager/Technician

Brett has been with Grace Marine for over 7 years, bringing a lifetime of expertise in the boating industry. He started with Grace Marine as an intern from UW/Platteville and the rest is history. Heading up the service department with his "even keel" personality, he strives to keep customers satisfied. Brett believes that customer service is defined by how a company handles a tough situation. He is an avid boater and water sports fan and devotes any free time to his son, Lincoln.

Garrin Woelke  Technician/Dry Stack supervisor

Garrin has been in the boating industry since 1992. He is a master technician for Mercruiser and is also certified with Yamaha and Volvo Penta. He has two sons, Brody and Fisher, and his wife Jenny runs a day care for children. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and taking his boys to the BMX track. 

Roger White  Technician

Find a guy that has been working in the same position since 1978 and you will find someone that is an EXPERT in their field. That is Roger White. He has the knowledge, patience, and skill set that is required to be a master technician. He is certified in Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, and Yamaha, and as an abundance of knowledge in all stern drives and outboards. Some of Roger's hobbies include four-wheeling and fishing. He spends most of his free time with his wife, Ann.

Bill Kurtz  Technician

Being in the Marines for 13 years, Bill has learned valuable skills that make him successful in our parts and accessories department. He values family over anything else and strives to treat customers like family members. His wife, Nina and son, Hunter, are the most important things in his life. 

Jake Reel  Technician

Jake brings a lot of energy and positive attitude to his position. He cares about every boat and every customer that he comes in contact with.

Cooper Odegard  Technician

Mary Westlund Service assistant

Nicole Childers  Customer Service and Marketing Assistant 





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