I decided this spring that it was time to update my fishing boat... I love to fish and I wanted... read moreI decided this spring that it was time to update my fishing boat... I love to fish and I wanted to fish bigger water in the years ahead so I figured I would start the search for the newest member of our fishing family. I went to the Minneapolis Boat Show to compare boats and boat dealers and because of the reputation of Ranger Boats and because Todd from Frankie's Marine was so friendly and excited to talk about fishing and share various innovations on the product, I decided that Ranger was the boat for us! Frankie's Marine in Chisago Lakes has been a family owned entity as long as I can remember. I grew up in the area and figured if I was going to be buying a Ranger, that I would definitely be buying from them. We ordered our Ranger 621FS and proceeded to visit the showroom once or twice a week to size up all the accessories we anticipated putting on after delivery. When the boat arrived we had an issue with the wrong fabric on our seats... Todd jumped in and got it taken care of for us, and in less than 10 days Ranger had delivered us brand new seats and they were installed at the shop. We had a few other minor tweaks needed and the service center got us in and out in less than 48 hours. It's strange for me to think that the largest Ranger Boat dealer in the country is the one in the little town I grew up in, but after being an actual customer, I can see why they sell as many boats as they do. A big thanks to the whole team that helped us get into our new dream boat... now I just have to figure out how to actually catch as many fish as this boat makes me "look" like I can! :D. read lessJoe Vruno 7/15/2019
We just picked up our second Ranger from Frankie's and couldn't be more happy! Our salesman Tod George went above... read moreWe just picked up our second Ranger from Frankie's and couldn't be more happy! Our salesman Tod George went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us and it definitely is!! The entire staff at Frankie's is the best "family" service you can imagine. We feel like family every time we go there!! Thanks again for everything!!! read lessTina Goldglancz 5/09/2017
After owning several Ranger boats for almost 10 years, I can not help but ask why I didn't find Frankies... read moreAfter owning several Ranger boats for almost 10 years, I can not help but ask why I didn't find Frankies sooner! This past Friday I picked up my custom built 2017 Ranger 620FS. Yesterday we put the boat to immediate use. After only a few quick months to custom build the boat and only 3 days of finalized dealer rigging, this boat was perfect! Not one missing screw, not one small scratch and lots of pictures sent from arriving on the semi to the entire boat being detailed.
If you are looking for an Excellent dealership, an outstanding Salesman (Todd) and the best service department equipped to handle Rangers (and I am sure other brands also), I only ask why I didn't find this dealership sooner. As a Mercury Pro Team Member, I drive 1 hour to get to this dealership and pass two others on the way. Definitely worth the time!! Ask for Todd! read less
Wednesday was the second day of the summer for the St Paul police PAL program to take kids from the... read moreWednesday was the second day of the summer for the St Paul police PAL program to take kids from the inner city fishing on lake Chisago in boats.Due to a death in the family the normal pontoons that volunteers bring were not available,Frankie of Frankie’s live bait & Marine in Chisago stepped forward and gave us use of a pontoon.Big thanks to Frankie and his staff for saving the day read lessJohn Conrad 7/11/2019
Recently purchased a new Ranger walleye boat from Todd at Frankie's... I grew up in Chisago and had visited the... read moreRecently purchased a new Ranger walleye boat from Todd at Frankie's... I grew up in Chisago and had visited the bait shop many times over the years with my dad as a kid and got to know the whole family there! They took care of us as anyone would expect from a business owned and operated by 3 generations. Had a few issues upon delivery that they took care of immediately and made us feel like we were a part of the family the whole time. Great place to buy a boat and I am sure a great place to service a boat as they really know their stuff. Would definitely recommend checking them out if you are in the market for a new ride. read lessJoseph Michael Vruno 7/15/2019
Class Act all the way!!My grandfather always spoke very highly of this dealership, so naturally when my father was looking... read moreClass Act all the way!!My grandfather always spoke very highly of this dealership, so naturally when my father was looking for a new Ranger in 2016 Todd and the Frainkie’s team were one of the few called on! From the start the price match and value compared to other Ranger dealers in the area was second to none! I’m a stickler for detail and this boat could not have been rigged any better, there were a few small cosmetic issues while in shipment from Ranger however they were addressed immediately by Todd while going through the new boat. Not to mention this was on a Sunday afternoon when the dealership was closed Todd took time out of his day and catered to our time constraints. Todd does what he loves, he listens to the customers’ needs for absolutely everything while making a new boat selection. With (Todd’s) his watercraft experience he goes one step further to address these things in detail because he doesn’t want Frankie’s to sell you a boat you want he wants Frankie’s to sell you a boat you will love!! A new or used Ranger can almost sell it self because of the quality and unparalleled craftsmanship of these boats, Todd and the Frankie’s Team go one step further to build and create a relationship and understanding that will last a lifetime. This is the reason they are the number one Ranger dealer in the world! Lisa and the Frankie’s service team understand how limited our time can be on the water and spend countless hours making sure your boat is ready for the opener or that leisure day on the water with family. This relationship Todd and the Frankie’s team works to build had me calling on them for my used boat purchase this spring. I couldn’t be happier with my selection as I gave Todd my Tall order of wants and needs in my used boat purchase! I just wanted to share my experience with anyone else considering a new boat purchase and will not look to anyone else but Frankie’s in my future Marine needs! Thank you, J. Bloedow read lessJonathan Bloedow 2/16/2019
went into the bait shop looking for worms and a silver minnow. found the worms and was looking thru the... read morewent into the bait shop looking for worms and a silver minnow. found the worms and was looking thru the row upon row of every type of lure and in every size and color getting frustrsted when frankie himself comes over and asked me what i was looking for. i was still 4 rows away. he said follow me and led me right to what i was looking for. i asked him what was new and he asked me what was new. 20 minutes later after outrageous stories and tales i finally got to my truck. as usual the customer service was outstanding, but the personal relationship with the people who work there make shopping easier and comfortable. i don't even compare prices anymore. read lessKen Haselberger 7/07/2020