Popular Marina and Service Yard in Yorktown, VA Benefits from New Highly-Experienced Ownership Team

A well-known name in boating throughout the Mid-Atlantic and far beyond has announced their purchase of Dare Marina. Chris Hall Jr. and his wife Jennifer have formed Legasea Marine – a premier yacht sales, service and marina enterprise. Situated in the historic river community of Yorktown, Virginia, the Dare Marina property has been serving boaters for over three decades. Boasting quick access to the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads and York River, this marina, sales and service yard has been a Tidewater tradition for recreational, commercial and government vessels alike. “We would like to thank the former owners of Dare Marina – Cason Barco, Hugh Delauney and Pat Milmo – for their kindness and help in making our dreams a reality,” reflects Chris.

Chris was trained from the ground up in every aspect of his family’s boating business which grew to be one of the largest sales, service and yachting centers on the East Coast. A lifelong Hampton Roads resident, Chris not only has deep ties to the local boating community, but he also brings well-established relationships with most national and local marine vendors and manufacturers. This wealth of industry expertise will help ensure turnkey operations for the launch of Legasea Marine on day one.

Jennifer was raised in Newport News, Virginia, and enjoyed a successful 24-year career working for the Department of the Navy in Information Technology Acquisition and Business Systems. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, most notably the Women in Technology Annual Leadership Awards’ Unsung Hero Award, and the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)’s Don IT Excellence Award for Innovation. During the recent pandemic, Jennifer was part of a monumental digital transformation initiative that delivered collaboration, communication and productivity services in an unfamiliar, mass telework environment. Her efforts helped to transform the way hundreds of thousands of Navy and DoD employees worked and remained engaged during the COVID-19 crisis. Jennifer is excited to bring her leadership and proficiency prowess to work collaboratively with her husband, team members, and customers to ensure Legasea Marine experiences are on time, on budget and, most of all, enjoyable.

Chris Hall Jr
Jennifer Hall
Long-standing customers and transient boaters who have made Dare Marina one of their favorite stops will enjoy seeing familiar faces on the crew while benefitting from new management and ownership. Lori Rezmer (Business Operations Manager), Dan Ripley (Service Manager), Dave Spiers (Parts Manager), Matt Walthall (Yard Manager) and Bart White (Sales) stand at the helm for all your boating needs. Luke Sinclair, Brian Rezmer, Tyler Sinclair, Aaron Stewart, Eric Cho and the entire yard crew, will continue to provide quality service and premium brands which will, no doubt, contribute to customers’ serenity and fun on the water.

Legasea Marine will continue to represent the finest new models from Parker and Albemarle at the waterfront marina in Yorktown. Haulouts, storage and service of top marine engine brands will continue to be performed to the highest standards at Legasea Marine. With Chris and Jennifer Hall at the helm, boaters will find that they have the right equipment and knowledge for hassle-free days on the Lower Bay and the nearby Atlantic.