About Us

Come experience the tradition of Bristol’s craftsmanship and be part of history in the making.
Bristol Marine has long been a celebrated part of the centuries-old yachting tradition born from a community steeped in maritime tradition and heritage. We are set apart from our competitors by being customer focused, and delivering a personalized level of service based on client’s need. Bristol Marine is a proud member of the community in Rhode Island and Massachusetts involved with many local groups and non-profit organizations.


Beginning his career as a naval architect under the direction of Ted Hood, Andy Tyska founded Bristol Marine. For the last 20 years, some of the best in the industry have joined Andy to create a team focused on customized customer service.


We are in business because of you and for you. Because of your passion for being on and near the water, we are able to fulfill our goals of providing excellent service with lasting value, hoping that you tell your friends. We are the resource for any of your boating needs.


The knowledge of our workforce runs deep. We have industry veterans that have been involved in some challenging projects, requiring skills rarely found in today’s workforce. Working alongside our seasoned employees are individuals learning what it takes to be the technician of the future. With our own apprenticeship program and manufacturers specific training, we are investing in our future.


Bristol Marine’s presence in the community is not just an economic driver providing career opportunities. Our employees volunteer for local non-profits focusing on initiatives supporting youth development and career readiness in the marine industry. We are active in supporting other programs focused on music, education, and the environment.