A passion for boating and
being on the water often begins while we are young. Bill Talley,
the founder and owner of Talley’s Pier 77 Marine, is no different.
Bill’s passion began with his childhood trips to Uncle John’s river
cabin on Lake Wylie. Many days spent on the water with family,
skiing, swimming and fishing were enough to get him hooked. One
thing lead to another and Bill found himself a boat owner before he
even was old enough to drive a car.
Bill began his career as
an auto mechanic and soon opened his own service station. His motto
“We Do It Right Or We Won’t Do It At All” began in his shop,
displayed for every customer to see. Today, that same sign can be
seen from the parts and service counter. He earned an excellent
reputation for his quality of service, integrity and honesty.
Talley’s Pier 77 Marine was born in 1986 to share his passion for
boating and to offer high quality boats and service at a great value
to the Lake Norman Area.
For the Talley’s, boating
is a family activity. Just like boating, Talley’s Pier 77 Marine is
all about family. Bill and Sara along with two of their sons (Billy
and Joey) all manage different aspects of the day to day business.
The Talley’s embody the belief that each employee is part of the
Talley family. They feel boating is one of the best activities any
family can do together and will enrich the lives of every family
member with unforgettable memories.
In 2002, the Talley’s
came across the opportunity to become an authorized dealer for Regal
Boats. Regal is a perfect match for the Talley’s! “Regal is a
family owned and operated business just like we are. You can see
the passion the Kuck’s have for boating in the outstanding quality
of each and every model they build”, says Bill. The Talley’s were
impressed with Regal’s quality, construction and integrity. By
August of 2002, Talley’s Pier 77 Marine displayed Regal boats at the
August Boat Show in Charlotte. Their passion for boating and the
Regal brand is evident in each team member.
In 2011, the Talley’s saw
the opportunity to become an authorized dealer for Godfrey
Pontoons. A leader in innovation and construction, Godfrey offers a
great line of pontoon boats across a wide product range.
Sweetwater, Aqua Patio and Sanpan provide our customers anything
from an affordable simple pontoon to the most extravagant luxury
triple tubes. This widened the product offering to better satisfy
their customers’ needs.
Now an authorized dealer
for Regal and Godfrey Pontoons, the Talley’s represent two of the
industry’s best built boats and the best service reputation in the
area to go with it. “We have two service locations and our service
staff greatly exceeds our sales staff. That should give you an idea
where our priorities are. Taking care of our customers is the
highest priority we have,” says Bill. Talley’s Pier 77 Marine
placed 1st worldwide in customer satisfaction, with a
score of 100% and still ranked in the top 10 for sales volume
worldwide for Regal Boats!
The Talley’s have built
an excellent team of hard working and dedicated people that are
proud to be a part of the Talley team. Their passion, people and
quality products make Talley’s Pier 77 Marine a favorite dealership
for many of the Lake Norman area boaters. Everyone at Talley’s Pier
77 Marine strongly believes you do not have to be the biggest to be
the best. By focusing on each customer’s individual needs, it’s
clear to see that they truly treat you like family. The Talley’s
are focused on constantly growing their family, one boat at a time!