April 2006

Tucson’s Blue Water Tackle & Marine: They’re Family

Since 1993, Tucson’s Blue Water Tackle & Marine has been serving Arizona’s boating and fishing community.

One of the pluses about this business is that it is family owned. In fact, mention "Meisner," and you’ve covered the entire upper-management staff: Butch Meisner, Jr., general manager; Shirley Meisner, store manager Romero Road, and Butch Meisner, Sr., store manager 22nd Street.

Others involved in Blue Water Tackle & Marine are Mike Lassiter, service manager; Larry Straub, sales supervisor; Mike Monk, parts manager; Andy Ruiz, parts department at 22nd Street; Alfie Ruiz, shipping and receiving; Patrick Shifflett and Lenny Chizaaese, salesmen; Allen Culver and Craig Pettit, technicians; Izzy Rahmsahro, administration; Kassie Law, cashier/store; Cody Faulkner, tech assistant, Casey Gilliam, detailer; Justin Foget, parts/detailer, and Kevin Zinn, the new sales manager.

Blue Water Tackle & Marine has a full-service facility to take care of every repair need from winterizing your engine to helping you maintain your trailer and electronics. Blue Water helps boaters keep their craft on the water with high-quality workmanship and affordable service.

They service all major brands and provide both major and minor engine repairs. Estimates are given before repair, and quality service is guaranteed.

Engine services include check-outs and tune-ups, winterizing and summarizing, as well as lower-unit repair. Other boat services include fiberglass and aluminum repairs, electrical diagnostic and repair, and steering systems.

Trailers too get Blue Water attention for their bearings, tires, wheels, wiring, lights, and brake systems.

In addition to their services, Blue Water also carries several major brands: eliminator, Bayliner, Maxum, Triton, Crestliner, Sugarsand, Gekko, Trophy, and Stratos as well as motors and used boats.

Customers come from all over Arizona and California, New Mexico, and Mexico. Their favorite destinations range from the Phoenix-area lakes to Powell and Havasu and the Sea of Cortez.

An extra "special" from Blue Water is their fishing club, which meets six times a year starting in early spring, and fishing tournaments at Lake Patagonia that typically involve15-30 boats.