A pleasure to meet you

We have a passion for all things boats. Finger Lakes Boating Center is owned and operated by a passionate and locally based grouping of professionals.


We Believe...

 in providing consistent, prompt and impeccable service to all boating customers so that they may better enjoy the water.  We believe that standing behind what we do and doing only that which we will stand behind is the best way to fulfill our vision of enhancing our customer’s enjoyment of the water. 

We Believe...

that our customers’ enjoyment of the water and their boating experience is the key to our business.  The only way for FLBC to succeed is for our customers to enjoy the water.  Finger Lakes Boating Center works as a team.  Our philosophy is that each and every employee, if given the opportunity to take pride in their work, whether they are a manager, boat jockey, owner or part-time help will contribute positively to our customer’s enjoyment of the water.  The more they enjoy their boating experience the more successful we will be. 



Our Marina


Finger Lakes Boating Center is home to what is reputed to be the largest covered boathouse east of the Mississippi.  Whether or not that is true (!?!) we have a boathouse with 46 slips for summer storage and a crane that can pick up pretty much anything – all inside the boathouse. 




John Haney-Owner


After college John devoted himself to developing an expertise in boat painting and, in particular the art of applying awl grip in a way that assures an eye-popping finish. He understands better than most that 90% of a quality finished product is in the preparation.


Jim Pirko

Your friendly shop keep. Jim knows 99% of the boaters on this lake, and 100% of boat materials suppliers. If you need something for your boat, regardless of make, model or age, he will find it. If he can’t find it he’ll find a way to make it! He is also the schedule maestro for hauling, launching and repairs! If you need something, just call Jim. We do!

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Mark Wittig

Mark is our chief restoration specialist who, with John Haney's experience teams up to produce "new" boats from some pretty rough hulls.  He is meticulous about each step of the restoration process and consults with the owner at each step.


Andrew Haney

Andy wears many hats including business manager,  finance manager, broker for all sail/power boat sales,  and chief organizer for all operations within the business. He is an ex basketball player so he is quite tall and hard to miss!