Lankford Bay Marina was started by the Edwards family over 70 years ago as a natural extension of their seafood business to maintain their workboats. The family later expanded the marina into a recreational marina with 108 slips.
Mike Sipala and his family plan to continue the tradition of having a quiet homey family atmosphere at the marina while providing quality full-service support.
We want first-time boaters to the marina to say they will be coming back and boaters who have been here in the past to say it is better than they remember.
Surrounded by water on three sides with wooded vistas and ever-changing sunrises you begin to wonder “Where else can you sit on your boat and not see another marina in any direction."
Mike Sipala started working in the sailing industry, repairing, and rigging charter sailing yachts at 19. Over a span of 15 years in the yacht service industry, Mike practiced multiple trades, including A/C, refrigeration, electrical, engine mechanical, paint work, welding, and metal fabrication. In 2010 Mike started his own mobile spar and rigging business. Deciding to branch out in 2021, he purchased Lankford Bay Marina. Throughout it all Mike has maintained his love of sailing and racing both onshore and offshore.
Matt has been in the marine service industry continuously for over 38 years. His experience includes working with wood, composite, and contemporary materials. His work has taken him around the country and into the Bahama’s. Matt’s real-life experience as a yachtsman and long-time cruiser adds to his ability to solve repair and fabrication problems on boats.
Race has been continually servicing yachts on the Eastern Shore for over 25 years. Race specializes in operating heavy marine equipment, all facets of yacht rigging and engine mechanical repair. His willingness, versatility, and dedication embody the core values of our service department.