A lifetime interest in boating activities beginning as a small child learning to fish with MY Grandfather Robert H. Holmes in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. After coming to Corpus Christi following a trip to the South Pacific in WWII, I worked in a small boat business. When it became available, I purchased it and have been racing, fishing and sailing for the past 50 years…oh yes, and selling boats, both fishing and sailboats.
65 Years of Serving the Coastal Bend
The Gulf Coast Marine is family owned and operated by Bill Holmes, Sr., Billy Holmes, Jr., and Barbara Holmes, all being active boaters and Gulf Coast residents, the Holmes family enjoys saltwater to freshwater fishing in the shallow waters of the local bays to deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Coast Marine has now the largest selection of saltwater boats and most complete marine sales and service center in Texas.
We were interviewed by the Corpus Christi Caller Times in 2004. Although the interview was several years ago, the answers still hold true today. See below for our answers.