About Us

About us

Our Story

Prime Marine began as a small operation in 1999 dedicated to repairs and maintenance of Prime Time Ski Race Team.  At the time, Prime Marine specialized in the modern development of modern ski race-style boats.  Throughout that time many advancements were discovered and improved upon to suit that form of ski boat racing.  Prime Marine brought many innovative designs and products to life and onto the race course.  In 2002 with a shift in management, Michael Ramirez was given an opportunity by Mr. Davis, the company’s president, to run the company.  Ramirez, along with his team decided to push forward with innovative ideas and designs, from the rigging of boats to the creation of products.  In 2007 Michael Ramirez purchased Prime Marine from Mr. Davis. Michael’s vision was to keep progressing as a leader in custom rigging while creating a location for the everyday boater to have their boat serviced, repaired, and upgraded.  To this day Prime Marine continues to develop and produce quality designs that make it a leader in boat rigging and innovation. Along with its design and machining creations, Prime Marine specializes in service and repairs for all types of boats.  From the original small outboard boats of the 1950’s to the 30′ and larger boats of today, Prime Marine provides excellent customer service, quality work, and treats each project as it was our own.  We strive to make your boating experience, repair or installation pleasant and completed in a timely manner so you and your family can have a pleasurable and painless boating experience.


Meet Our Team

Mike Ramirez

President

Mike Ramirez President Distinct Marine Mike A. Ramirez, President of Prime Marine, brings close to 20 years of aftermarket industry experience to the corporation. As acting General Manager of Prime Time Marine, Mike Ramirez helped establish Prime Marine as a leader in marine repair, fabrication, and installations. While attending junior college under the leadership of the late Kent Fisk (Lockheed aircraft – development), Mike earned several performance automotive-based certificates in chassis, engine, fabrication, design, and development departments. At that time, Ramirez decided that a career in the aftermarket industry would provide him latitude to pursue his interest in the boating world. Ramirez grew up in the Inland Empire and took an interest in his Grandfather’s mechanical skills at Shepherd’s Shop (Los Angeles, CA). Mike spent many hours inside his parents and grandparents garages building a variety of gadgets. Additionally, his family’s trips to the Colorado River and local lakes opened his eyes to the boating world. Starting his professional career in the aftermarket industry as a cylinder head porter alongside innovator, Charlie Hupp. Ramirez then transitioned his career into sales at SuperShops Inc. alongside friend/co-worker Randy Robinson (Carb Shop). There, Mike developed knowledge about the performance automotive and marine industries. In 1997, Ramirez joined Brad Anderson Enterprises in Ontario, CA where he ported cylinder heads for top fuel – alcohol dragsters and funny cars. Eager to gain more knowledge about the marine industry, Ramirez went to work for a local performance boat shop where he learned about high performance repairs and modifications. Mike joined Prime Marine in 2000 under the ownership of Randy Davis, working closely with management and staff to develop new design strategies and help expand the company’s profile. It was at that time that the small-based business began cornering the consumer market in marine installations and repairs. Alongside co-workers as well as domestic/international contacts, Ramirez helped develop the first single-engine twin stern drive boat. In 2002, Ramirez was promoted to the general management position handling the day-to-day operations of business as well as strategic productions. In 2007, Ramirez became President of Prime Marine, where he continues to transition the corporation into a world-renowned leader in performance development, design, and assembly.  In addition to being a boating enthusiast, Ramirez is an avid fisherman who enjoys spending time in the Western Sierra’s. His passion and interest in classic cars and mechanical engineering are leisure activities, which contribute to his leadership at Prime Marine.