About Us


The Gulf Coast Marine is family owned and operated by The Holmes family since 1954, being active boaters and Gulf Coast residents, the Holmes family enjoys saltwater in the shallow waters of the local bays to deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Coast Marine has the largest selection of saltwater boats and the most complete marine sales and service center in Texas.



Billy Homes Jr. purchased Gulf Coast Marine from his Father, Billy Holmes Sr. formerly known as Gill’s Outboard Shop in 1954 and established Gulf Coast Marine. A lifetime of interest in boat racing, sailing, cruising and fishing with his Grandfather Robert H. Holmes in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Billy has been racing, fishing, and sailing for the past 60 years. The pride on the faces of the customers when they take delivery of their boat, the tales of their big catches, and fond memories are what brings Billy and the staff at Gulf Coast Marine the most joy! With the opening of the Packery Channel, the Holmes family built the 4thlocation of Gulf Coast Marine at 10121 S. Padre Island Drive. Gulf Coast Marine is the “state of the art” marine dealership in Coastal Bend. G.C.M. is located in the best location to serve Corpus Christi and the surrounding Port Aransas and Rockport area we are ready to meet every boat buyer for shallow water boats, offshore boats, bay boats, center console boats, sport fishing boats, pontoon boats, family recreational boat, and saltwater fishing boat needs.




  • Location

We are conveniently located on South Padre Island Drive “on the way to the island” between Flour Bluff Drive and Waldron Road. Our location is an easy commute over the JFK Causeway leading to Packery Channel and Port Aransas featuring popular fishing destinations such as Mustang Island, Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, Bird Island Basin, Sunset Island, Billings Bait Stand, Clems Marina, Marker 37 Marina. Island food and drink establishments such as Doc’s Seafood and Steaks, Packery Bar and Grill, Snoopy’s Pier, and Sunset Island, or head to Port Aransas and enjoy “Fisherman’s Wharf”, Grumbles Seafood Co., “Trout Street Bar and Grill” and” Virginias on the Bay”. You can then take the Port A ferry over the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to Aransas Pass.


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  • Quality Parts & Service

We carry “Factory OEM”  parts for Yamaha,Suzuki and Mercury outboard engines. We carry quality parts and  service for your Avid, Blue Wave, Bertram,Boston Whaler, Blazer Bay, Contender, Carolina Skiff,Dargel Everglades,El Pescador, Flats Cat, Gulf Coast,Grady White, Haynie, Majek,Mowdy, Mako, Nautic Star, Pursuit, Pathfinder, Robalo, Shallow Stalker, Sea Hunt, Sea Pro, SCB Recon, Shallow Sport,Silver Wave,Shoalwater,Saber Cat,Sea Fox,Sportsman, Transport, Tidewater, Wellcraft, Yellowfin, and More!


  •  A wide selection of accessories

Garmin Marine, Power-Pole, JBL, JL Audio, Infinity, Simrad and Minn-Kota.


  • One of a Kind Quality Assurance

White Glove Delivery Process

Once you purchase your boat at Gulf Coast Marine we want to ensure that you are ready to hit the water safely. Our certified technicians will add any accessories that you have purchased and then test and break in your boat. We put 2.5 hours of “break in” run time on your engine so you are ready to cruise and fish when you pick up your boat.The day you pick up your boat that same technician is here to greet you with your salesman and answer any questions you have about your boat and then take you to a local launch site near our facility to take you through a full orientation with your boat. Our technician will make sure you are comfortable loading and unloading your boat and know how to use every accessory, option and feature. After orientation there is a full check of your trailer to make sure you are road ready.

Drive-In Test Tank

Our drive in tank in our service department allows us to diagnose technical problems faster and more accurately to assure your repair is done efficiently and at the highest level of quality possible.



  • Shipping

We ship across the United States and export boats all over the world. We have exported boats to  Australia, Bezli,Bahamas,Europe, Canada, Martinique, Hawaii ,Mexico ,Nicaragua ,Costa Rica, Panama ,Venezuela, Hong Kong, and Fugi.