Lake Viking Marine has built a new showroom on the same site as the old one on the east side of Lake Viking, and the grand opening was Saturday, April 14. It was a big event with face painters and balloon animals for the kids, a whole hog roast with sides for dinner, and live music provided by Ted Stockton.

Randy Tague, owner/general manager, says the building is all he expected and more.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “The building will allow us to do more business, take care of more customers and provide a better experience for everybody.”

The building measures 90′ by 120′ foot and is two stories. The old building allowed only five boats to be displayed; as many as 17-20 boats can be displayed in the new showroom. It was constructed by King City Builders.

The old building was about 50 years old and, according to Mr. Tague, “We outgrew it about 10 years ago.”

The new showroom will display new Cobalt boats, Manitou pontoons, Yamaha boats and Yamaha personal water craft, along with a wide selection of pre-owned boats. From runabouts, pontoons, inboards and fishing, the Marina has a boat for all your lake needs.

The marina is the only on-water facility around, so you don’t have to just look at the boats, you can take them for a test drive on the water.

The dealership handles everything from sales and service to financing. If problems arise, factory certified techs at the service center can run your boat on the water and not on a garden hose.

Marine Sales Group Inc. acquired Lake Viking Marine Inc. last year. Randy Tague continues as partner-owner.