Meet the Team

The best in the business at what they do!

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    Keith Rhodes

    President & Owner, Bluewater Capital, Inc. / Tri-State Marine

    Keith and his wife Stephanie Rhodes are the owners of Tri-State Marine, only the second owners in Tri-State Marine’s 50+ year history. Keith leads day-to-day business operations, where he excitedly merges his passion for entrepreneurship and the marine industry. Prior, Keith had a 25+ year career in various executive leadership roles in the marketing and advertising industry — primarily in New York City and Boston. Keith is a proud graduate of Babson College, where he earned an MBA, and Quinnipiac University, where he graduated with a B.S. Marketing.

    As the founder of Bluewater Capital, Inc., which includes ownership of Tri-State Marine, Tri-State Tackle and Deale Marina, Keith brings his entrepreneurial spirit and marketing acumen to the marine industry — building on the incredible legacy created by the equally passionate and spirited team that have been at Tri-State Marine for decades.

    Keith and Stephanie live in Annapolis/Eastport with their three children–Reiley (14), Beckham (10) and Carolina (6) – where they enjoy spending time off meeting new people and exploring the Chesapeake Bay Area.

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    Andre de Klerk

    Sales Manager — Joined Tri-State Marine in 2024

    After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a bachelor's in finance in 2006, Andre taught English in Taiwan from 2007 to 2010. His passion for boating began in 2011 when he earned an RYA Yacht Master Ocean qualification. From 2012 to 2017, Andre captained catamarans, delivering a 39ft catamaran from Cape Town to Tahiti and later managing weeklong island-hopping charters in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Between 2017 and 2020, Andre captained an Oyster 725 on a circumnavigation journey, visiting destinations like New Zealand, Tahiti, Australia, Indonesia, and South Africa. In 2020, he transitioned to working as a First Mate and stand-in captain on a 108ft motor yacht in Florida and the Bahamas for a year and has been a Yacht Broker based in Annapolis ever since.

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    Ron Young

    Sales Advisor — Joined Tri-State Marine in 1983

    Ron’s immense knowledge of the power boat industry, and the close attention he gives his customer’s needs, has earned him a 100% in customer satisfaction ratings for the past three decades. His professionalism, honesty, and ability to provide critical information ensures that customers find the right boat for their lifestyle. An avid boater and fisherman, Ron knows his business. He also stays in touch with his clients for years after the sale serving as a valued resource and problem solver making most of them repeat buyers. 

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    Robert Warren

    Sales Advisor — Joined Tri-State Marine in 1993

    Robert's in-depth understanding of power boats, coupled with his passion for fishing, ensure that customers love to talk to him about boats. Decades of working with buyers while personally living the power boat lifestyle has given him the ability to effectively match families with their perfect boat. Robert's customers quickly turn into friends as he continues to work with them through the years perfecting their boating experience. Robert understands how to make your purchase swift and easy.

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    Mike McGuire

    Sales Advisor — Joined Tri-State Marine in 2022

    Mike has been a boat broker for several years and has been in, and around, the industry nearly his whole life.  As a lifelong boater, Mike has a vast knowledge of all types of boats and fishing. This makes it fun and easy to work with Mike on finding the right boat for his customers! When Mike is not on the water you can find him on the golf course, Mike is a single digit handicap and former professional tour caddie.

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    Deane Ford

    Sales Advisor — Joined Tri-State Marine in 2024

    Deane grew up on the floor of a canvas shop in Annapolis, MD and has been in the marine industry, on and around boats, his entire life. Boating, fishing and watersports are not just hobbies, but a way of life for Deane. He first started his career in the marine industry working at his parent's canvas shop right out of high school. After 11 years of providing the highest quality canvas work to many of the Annapolis area yacht dealers, he made the move into boat sales in 2015, and has worked with some of the top manufacturers in the industry over the last decade. If he’s not out on the water, you can find him on the ice hockey rink- either playing or coaching.

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    Harvey Gates

    Service Manager — Joined Tri-State Marine in 1980

    Harvey is the third generation of a boat dealer family, has a keen interest in all things mechanical, a sharp mind for design and bringing those ideas to fruition. Harvey has grown to be the backbone of Tri-State Marine and our go-to guy for just about everything. He has been a dedicated member of the Tri-State team for 43 years and our Service Manager for the past 30 years.

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    Michael Richardson

    Sales & Service Specialist — Joined Tri-State Marine in 2014

    Michael first joined Tri-State Marine working part-time at our Marina & Tackle Shop in 2014. In 2018 he was promoted to Service Advisor and joined us full-time, becoming a valuable asset to our service team. In 2024 he was promoted to our Sales & Service Specialist.  Michael is eager to please, conscientious and efficient. What he lacks in years he makes up for with enthusiasm for his job.

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    Lisa Gates

    Business Manager — Joined Tri-State Marine in 1992

    Lisa first joined Tri-State Marine part-time in 1985, while still in her teens, where she worked washing boats on sunny days after school. In 1992, Lisa joined Tri-State Marine full-time, working in various roles across the business, eventually being promoted to Office Manager in 2020. In her current role, Lisa has broad responsibilities from general marine business operations to human resource management. Lisa’s dedication and attention to detail are second to none — often seen as the conduit to many of the various functions that has enabled Tri-State Marine’s enduring success. When not in the office, Lisa loves spending time with family — antiquing, attending car shows or cheering on family at the race track!

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    Dawn Yoder

    Tackle Shop Manager — Joined Tri-State Marine in 1996

    Dawn has been with our company for over 27 years. Her career began as our receptionist. In a short period of time we added Special Events Coordinator to her job. She managed 13 fishing tournaments which grew to over 50 boats and 400 people. Numerous other events were thrown in the mix too.

    In 2008 Dawn was promoted to full-time Manager of our marina and tackle shop, just a short distance away from our main location. Sales of fuel and tackle have more than doubled since we found the right person to run the operation. Dawn simply likes to please and that is what an operation like our Marina needs. Please visit Tri-State Marina and Tackle Shop at 485 Deale Road and meet Dawn and her crew in person.

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    Jack Devine

    Boat Delivery Captain — Joined Tri-State Marine in 2015

    Boater, fisherman, president of the Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club and retired Arlington Fire Captain. Captain Jack joined our team to provide our valued clientele with expert delivery and orientation of their new or new-to-them boats.

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    Lynn Stark

    Parts Advisor — Joined Tri-State Marine in 2003

    Lynn has been with Tri-State Marine for over 20 years, first as our full-time receptionist to now working full-time in our Parts Department. Lynn is one of the first friendly faces you see as soon as you walk into Tri-State Marine and is always ready to help you with questions regarding your visit. Prior to joining our team full-time, Lynn was already part of the Sri-State family, as her husband is our Certified Yamaha Technician and has been one of our “go-to” technicians since 2001. Lynn has been a great asset to Tri-State Marine over the years — always ready and willing to jump in and make our customer experiences the best that they can be. When Lynn isn’t working at Tri-State Marine, she enjoys helping her husband with his antique outboard engine hobbies, driving her hydroplane race boat and spending time with her dog and cat.

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    Theresa Vass

    Bookkeeper — Joined Tri-State Marine in 2012

    Theresa is one of our many behind-the-scenes faces, where she actively manages Tri-State Marine accounting across departments, while working directly with general management and ownership to ensure timely transactions and reporting. Theresa is one of our go-to team members that supports the base function of our operation – there is little that Theresa doesn’t know about, and when in doubt “Go ask Theresa.”  When Theresa isn’t managing Tri-State Marine books, she can be found spending time with her family, especially her 7 grandchildren. Theresa enjoys attending family events, working out and enjoying all that the “land of pleasant living” has to offer.

Service Department

Our certified techs will repair & maintain your Grady-White or Parker Offshore boat.

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