About Us

Just how did Bobs Marine Service begin?


As a child and teenager, Bob Kopriva spent his summer’s enjoying time spent at Clear Lake. It was during his college summers, away from the University of Northern Iowa, that he began working for Jon Hanson at Hanson’s Marine Inc. managing the rental and gas business. It was in 1989, that Bob purchased Hanson’s Marine, Inc., the only full service marina on the beautiful waters of Clear Lake, IA. Ten years later, the retail marine business was sold to Clear Lake boats. One year later, the boat storage business was sold to Larson’s Marine Storage. In 2000, the business name was changed to Bob’s Marine Service Inc. Today, Bob’s Marine Service offers Sales, Service, Storage of Boat Lifts and Boat Docks. Bob remains active in the business with sales and dock installation. Bob enjoys working outside on the beautiful lake and building relationships with his customers. His established client list has been greatly expanded over the past 30 years.


After many years of working on the lake, Bob expanded his business interests to include real estate. Both Bob and his wife, Jenny are licensed realtors with Triad Realty in Clear Lake. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Clear Lake, IA, the Kopriva team, would enjoy helping you with your real estate needs. They know the market well. Visit www.clearlakeiarealtor.com for more information.