You Drive The Boat
We Do The Rest!
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Boston Whaler5
New Boston Whaler
270 Vantage
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Captained Charters
Overnights And Much More!
Boat Club
Save Up To 95% On Boat Rentals
Hurricane Haul-out
Ship Care Program
Gain Piece Of Mind By Letting Us Maintain Your Private Boat
Barrier Island Beach Parties!
Throw a party for friends
and family on your own
private island!


Boating Solutions Made Easy

While Sea Gate Boating is relatively a new name for our business, we are not new to boating or Wrightsville Beach. Since 2000 we have been operating as Reliant Marine, but have changed our name to Sea Gate Boating as we are growing to better serve you! We still have the same team that is knowledgeable about boating and has a passion for taking care of you, your family and friends whether you want to use one of our boats or have us take care of yours. Sea Gate Boating operates from two marinas at Wrightsville Beach (2 Marina Street and 96W Salisbury Street), and we have a storage and repair shop location at the corner of Eastwood and Market Street in Wilmington. We live here, we work here, we boat here and we enjoy sharing the coastal life with others! So tell us what you want and we will do our best to give you options! We look forward to serving you! The Sea Gate Boating Staff

  • Boat Rentals

    You Drive The Boats, We Do The Rest!

  • Charters

    Luxury Cruises With USCG Certified Captains

  • boat Club

    Save Up To 90% On Rentals!

  • Ship Care

    Let Our Expert Mechanics Maintain Your Boat


Meet Sea Gate Boating's friendly, professional staff! See the skills and knowledge that set us apart and help us better serve our customers.
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Marty Foerster

Marty learned boating in Barnegat Bay, NJ. He’s a Mechanical Engineering graduate of NC State. After 7 years, his passion for the water drew him from his energy career. He enjoys the coastal life with his wife Susan.
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Bill Babinski

Head Mechanic And Administrator
Originally from Greensboro, Bill’s a graduate of UNCW. He’s an exceptional troubleshooter and a master mechanic specializing in diesel motors. An entire career in the marine industry gives Bill an edge as he’s seen it all!
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Tyler Barrack

Boat Club Manager
Tyler grew up on the Chesapeake Bay in VA. Boating has been a passion for him since childhood. A 50 ton USCG captain,Tyler spent 8 years commercial fishing salmon and halibut in Alaska.
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Kris Ward

Service Manager
A Wilmington NC native, Kris has vast knowledge of our local waters. Kris is an expert with motors, electronics and more. A “good ol boy” at heart, Kris is a master problem solver with all things mechanical.
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Krissi Fountain

Facilities Manager
Krissi is a NC native who loves the ocean. She has spent time all over the world including a year in Cambodia studying seahorses and fisheries. She is a USCG certified captain and PADI Dive Master.