SW Marine, Inc. has evolved from a labor of love. The owners, Shawn and Smitty are lifelong water fowl hunters and fisherman. Their experiences over the years have made it possible to better serve our customers and to properly equip them for their needs. Our goal, here at SW Marine is to equip you with the best products to match your needs and provide service that is second to none, not to just make a sale.


After putting together many hunting and fishing rigs for themselves and friends, in the summer of 1997 Shawn and Smitty began building custom duck blinds. In 2005, after running one for a season, they decided to take their “side” business a step further by becoming the Iowa dealer for Gator-Tail Outboards. It wasn’t long and they needed boats for these outboards. In 2006, Shallow Water Marine, LLC began selling Alweld Commercial boats, Excel boats, Yacht Club trailers & Mud Buddy Outboards. For the customers wanting a traditional outboard we added Yamaha to our product line-up for 2007. In 2009 we purchased and moved to our current location in Palo, IA. In the fall of 2014 SW Marine and Kennedy Marine merged. The combination of both the dealerships staff, technicians and products will allow us to provide our customers with the expert service they have come to expect, as well as top of the line products to meet their needs.


Today we have a complete product line-up to meet all your needs. From walleye fishing to waterfowl hunting to recreational boating, we have it covered. We are a full line dealer and service center for Mercury and Yamaha Outboards and Gator-Tail and Mud Buddy Surface Drive Outboards. We now carry Lund Boats, Alweld Commercial Boats and Excel Boats. We also manufacture and sell a number of products for the waterfowl hunter. We offer complete boat & engine service, including Mercury, MerCruiser and Yamaha. We also repair aluminum boats and do custom aluminum fabrication and welding. With our factory trained technicians we are here to handle your service, repair and fabrication needs.

E-mail or give us a call for more information regarding SW Marine products and services. Let us help you with your boating equipment needs.