you look at these pictures, go back to the fall of 1946, just
back from World War II and when the Zinner Family got started
in the boat business. The picture is from 1921; Charlie's
mother was on the Zinner boat cooking with the Homestead being
built in the background.
Edith Zinner cooking on Steve's grandfather's boat-
started building house on the Clinton River
rest is history, for 50 years Charlie along with his wife
and two sons met the needs of boaters enjoying a great quality
of life in recreational boating and fishing. Steven Zinner
never left the boating field; he graduated from Northwood
University in Business, and continued working for his father.
In 1986, the business was sold. Again a major change in
the family, but Steve still stayed in the marine business.
Now at age 50, Steve has earned two degrees - one in business
and you could say a PHD in recreational boating. Steve has
put together a unique business of repossession of watercraft
and remarketing them for sale. Along with this, he has become
one of the largest aluminum boat trailer distributors in
the United States - shipping worldwide.
Charlie Zinner built first rack building in Midwest-
$40.00/month for 18 foot boat
Zinner's Boats- mouth of Clinton River-
high water year
I look back to the long 15 hours days, 7 days a week in
the summer working to help people enjoy a great form of
rest and recuperation, my family and I have sacrificed part
of our rest and recuperation to help others enjoy life,
with no regrets", as quoted from Steven Zinner.
And now for the next chapter in the Zinner Marine Service
business. Angela Zinner, Steve's daughter takes over the
helm. After being raised in the business all these years
boating and the boating business is a second language to
her. I'm sure she will run the ship and do great things!