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By Colby Goetz
Category: Sales | Transaction
September 18, 2020

(Fredericksburg, VA, Sept 16, 2020) – After 33 years of careful stewardship by Mark and Helen Scerbo, the iconic Lewisetta Marina was sold last week by Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite’s Donny Self, CCIM. The 6.84-acre full-service Marina is in the heart of Virginia’s historical Northern Neck, located on the Potomac River at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Established as a steamship port by Charles and Etta Lewis, the marina was originally used for the transport of farmed and finished products as well as essential mail and goods from “the city.” Charles built the General Store on the property to sell food, bait, and tackle, which still stands today.

The history of the Marina is fascinating, and each successive owner has added value to the property over the years. The Gardner brothers established a tomato cannery and oyster shucking plant which no longer exists, while the Triggs’ started a fishing charter business and added the Marina with boat slips. Over 30 years ago, Mark and Helen Scerbo purchased Lewisetta and added a successful maintenance/travel lift full-service facility. With 26 slips, a 40’ floating dock with travel lift piers, a General Store, fuel dock, and two outbuildings, the Marina is ideally set up to run a profitable business. Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite Agent Donny Self, CCIM, notes “I’m very honored to have represented the Scerbos on the sale of the Lewisetta Marina. The new owners are a perfect fit for the community and now Helen and Mark can relax knowing the marina is in very good hands.”

Today, Lewisetta Marina is much more than just a place to dock your boat—it’s the Community Hub for the village of Lewisetta and the surrounding area. Several fishing tournaments and a popular Polar Bear Plunge are held at the property every year. The Marina also hosts the Annual 4th of July Parade with veterans, local car enthusiast clubs, firetrucks, floats, and golf carts decorated by local families and summer residents joining in. The new owners plan to continue normal operations at the marina, with some planned improvements.

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