Meet Gale Marine!

Founded in 2012, Jake Tupper had been researching and refining his boat building skills in his garage since 2007.  An avid sportsman, Jake was on a quest to build reliable airboats that would meet unique challenges. Whether on ice, snow, water, or mud, he wanted to create an airboat that could make it through rough terrain. In this quest, he developed the durable Gale Marine hull, which is designed to hold up to these challenges.

With every custom boat build, they strive to design a durable and uniquely tailored boat to fit their customers’ needs.  The shop these boats are produced in is located at the end of the gravel road at W16954 Pow Wow Ln., 3 miles south of Galesville, Wisconsin.  It has a 10 & 20 ft press brake, CNC Plasma Table, 12 ft shear, and much more. When you meet Gale Marine and get to know the people with your best interest in mind, you will known that you are in the right place!

Meet Gale Marine Gale Marine Custom Airboat

A Family Affair

Expanding their boats to include mud boats, work boats, and trailers, Jake added his son Mark Tupper to the team. Mark has been in the shop with his Dad since he was 12 and became a certified welder. Jake’s son Cole has been helping in the shop as well in the paint department, assisting in the shop, too. Both are helping Gale Marine to become the home of the area’s finest custom-made flat bottom boats.

Jake has always believed in helping the youth acquire skills they can use the rest of their lives. He is actively involved as a participating employer in the Youth Apprenticeship Program at the local school district and helps design airboat hulls in support of the Technology & Engineering Department for their Airboat Projects at Rio Community School. Encouraging youth to participate in outdoorsman activities, Gale Marine also sponsors a number of local youth trap teams.