Meet the Crew



    “Jason Clemons has done most jobs available at the dealership, but is now general manager for Clemons Boats. Since he literally grew up at the dealership, it is hard to say how many years of experience he actually has but it is safe to say he has more than many people in the industry twice his age! He is a hard working and honest representative of the family business and takes your families boating adventures very serious! You can rest assured as you look through this page that Clemons Boats staff is well experienced and has the credentials needed to take care of our customers and keep them coming back for years to come! You can’t stay in business for 50 years without a great staff, and we have the best!”


    “Bart Barnes came to us as a technician, and ran our rental department for a year before finding his passion in boat sales! Bart has an extensive background in boating from operations to technical know-how and has spent plenty of time on the water in our area. Bart has a vast knowledge of the Lake and can help you find all the local hotspots while out on your boat. Bart is very friendly, and will treat you like family from the moment you stop in to shop all the way through the process!”

  • Jon Burroughs

    “Jon Burroughs came to us last year and fits our team very well! Jon has been in the boating industry for his entire life and grew up in a boating family. Jon has done everything from stacking blocks to selling million dollar yachts! Jon has vast boating knowledge and makes sure to follow up on all the details to ensure you are taken very well care of. You can rest assured that Jon will help find the right boat for you, and give you over the top service after the sale!”


    “Emily Blackburn has the title of bookkeeper, but sometimes her position might feel more like lead babysitter! Emily does a fantastic job of handling all of the details and keeps many of us in line with our paperwork flaws! Emily is originally from Marblehead, and is married with a couple adorable kids that stop in to see her from time to time. She is the friendly voice you hear when you call, and she touches everything that is done here that requires paperwork…which is about everything! Emily is an integral part of the team, and we are grateful to have her!


    “This old goat is John Clemons. John is doing a lot of our deliveries and is also in charge of our entire rental department. From counting dew worms for his grandfather at Gem Beach Marina to running Clemons Boats for over 20 years, John has done about every job there is to do at a dealership! Maybe not bookkeeping, but everything else!



    “Ron is better known around here as “CAPTAIN RON”! Ron takes care of many of our deliveries, but that is only a small part of what he does. Ron helps with deliveries, rentals, launches, boat shows, mowing, bottom painting, and anything else we need done! Ron is always on time and can always be counted on to lend a helping hand. Ron has been here 10 years now and we appreciate all the hard work he does, and so will you!”


    “Michelle is our service advisor,  and is the person you will talk to when calling for any service work needed! Michelle has been in the boating industry for a long time and has plenty of experience having worked for another local repair facility and for her father who just retired from the Vermilion Port Authority. Her nickname around the dealership is “Sunshine” and we think you will find her to be a cheerful, knowledgeable, and competent person to take care of your service related needs!”


    “We have a saying around here that if DJ can’t fix it,  it can’t be fixed! Come to think of it, when you have 40 years of experience fixing boats here at Clemons Boats, it is no surprise that he can fix anything! There is simply no substitute for experience when it comes to acquiring technical expertise and DJ certainly has plenty. Dj is our shop foreman and lead technician, so you can rest assured your boat is in good hands.”


    “Scott is our head rigger and among many other things, he water tests every boat sold to make sure it is ready for you to have fun in the sun! Scott has been with us for over 40 years, coming on board fresh out of high school. Needless to say, Scott has seen it all and can make sure your new toy is ready for the water. Scott is quick and is a real asset when we have emergencies arise! With his can-do attitude, we can always count on Scott to get the job done!”


    “Gary is another long-term employee with over 35 years on the team! Gary is our “Parts guy” and will gladly get you whatever parts and accessories you are looking for. Whether you come to the store to look or prefer to shop online, Gary will get the part you need! With over 35 years experience, Gary has formed many great relationships in the industry and can find you the part you need quickly. We are sure you will find Gary a very trustworthy and thorough person to ensure you get the right parts or accessories you need! He will even ship them right to your doorstep!”

  • Sean Casey

    Sean is our service coordinator, and he does his best to keep the insanity of the busy season in check! Sean did detail and gel work for us on a sublet basis and we decided he would be a good fit for the team early summer of 2017.  You will find Sean knowledgeable about boats, and very customer service oriented!

  • Brian Sejd

    Brian is our service/parts advisor and spends most of his time on the parts side of the department. Brian came to us from the power sports industry and has a lot of parts/accessories knowledge! You will find Brian a friendly and detailed person who makes sure you have what you need, and on time!



    “Sue is another long-term employee with just under 20 years here at Clemons Boats! Sue is our lead detail person and she is the one who ensures your boat is immaculate for delivery. On top of the deliveries, Sue cleans all of our rental fleet, our club boats, our inventory, our showroom, our shop… get the point! Sue is a very hard worker and if she can’t get something clean, it can’t be cleaned….PERIOD! Your boat may never be as clean as it was after Sue cleaned it!”


    “Haley is the youngest member of the Clemons Family currently working at Clemons Boats. Yes, we are indeed a family business! Haley helps with the rental fleet and also helps us with any other small cleaning projects we need done. Once Haley is out of school for the season, you will see her around helping out!”