WHITE LAKE, N.C. (WECT) - White Lake Marine is the oldest nautique dealer in the world and their mission hasn’t changed.
The family owned company opened its doors in 1955. David deAndrade is the General Manager and son of the owner.
“My family moved down here in 1985 and we’re the fourth owners of White Lake Marine," said deAndrade.
And not just White Lake Marine, but the family also owns NautiqueParts.com; an online boat parts shop that has customers all over the world.
“Today, half of our company is employed just to keep the online parts store going,” deAndrade
Not only does this business, located in the small town of White Lake, serve people from California to Australia, but they are also known as the oldest Nautique dealers in the world, which is a brand of boats.
deAndrade’s parents still have a hand in the business and deAndrade, along with his team, stay busy all year long but especially this weekend.
“It’s the first big event of the season so most of their boats have been sitting, put away for the winter," said deAndrade. "So we get them out and summarize the boats and get them ready for the year.”
White Lake Marine is located on 6485 US Hwy 701 North in White Lake. They are open Tuesday through Saturday with various hours.