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Our Mission

We, the associates of Gunnells’ Marine Unlimited, Inc., are here to sell fun and provide boaters with the best quality of products and superior service. We accomplish this through dedication to teamwork, continuous training, and courteous and professional treatment to customers. Gunnells’ Marine does this to establish a sound business for the community and create an environment in which every customer enjoys boating to its fullest.

The first photo features, from left to right, Alan, Phil, and Todd.

Gunnells' Marine serves Greenwood and all surrounding areas including Lake Hartwell, Keowee, Russell, Rabon, Strom Thurmond and Murray. Located on Hwy 72-221 in Greenwood, Gunnells' is a convenient drive to Lake Greenwood for demonstration and test rides. 

Gunnells' Marine, formerly Greenwood Marine Sales and Service, was founded in 1968 by Bill Johnson. On August 11, 1986, Barney and Gwen Gunnells purchased the dealership and it became Gunnells' Marine Unlimited Inc.. Barney and Gwen seek to provide the best service and fairest prices on a complete line of high quality, affordable boats, motors, trailers, parts and accessories. We are not your lowest dollar, but we are your best value with quality product and service. 

The service you receive is just as important as the product when buying a new boat. The staff at Gunnells' is concerned about you and your family, your boat, and your boating needs.

Meet Our Staff

Barney Gunnells


Barney Gunnells, owner, has been in the marine industry since 1970. At the age of 14, Barney worked for Bill Johnson at Greenwood Marine as an outboard technician. From there, he moved into boat racing with his father and two brothers and became owner of Gunnells' Marine in 1986. Barney is certified for Mercury, Mercruiser, Force, and PCM engines.

Ellis "Pop" Gunnells


In remembrance of Ellis "Pop" Gunnells, who had been involved with boating for over 50 years. First as recreational, then racing, and became a full time associate of Gunnells' Marine. Sure do miss those smiles, but use his lessons daily.

James Deist

Parts Specialist

James has worked in the automotive and aviation industries and was a member of the United States Air Force. He's worked on C-130 and KC-135 ACFT. His father and grandfather were both in the navy, so James believes thats why the marine industry ended up his home. He claims that his wife and family are his life. His wife convinced him to move from a boat shop in Tennessee to her hometown and Gunnells Marine. She is a vet and James is a veteran (lol) here in Greenwood, SC.

Dan Reece

Rigging & Technical Specialist

Dan Reece joined the Gunnells Team in 2016 as a Technician. He is from Georgia and jumped ship into SC to work for a dealership that has a lot of knowledge in the service center.

Gwen Gunnells


Gwen Gunnells, owner, is Barney's business partner and wife; plus controller of the company. Just ask the employees who is in charge. Gwen has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Lander University in 1983 with a teacher certification in Business Education. Gwen works in every aspect of the business.

Reba Bodie

Adminstrative Assistant

Reba Bodie has been working with Gunnells' since 1995. She handles many of the administrative duties and customer communications. She is still trying to prevent Gwen from misbehaving. Reba is Gwen's mom.

Buddy Attaway

Marine Technician

Buddy Attaway has been with Gunnells' since 1987 and is a very important part in making Gunnells' Marine what it is today. He is a Certified Technician for Mercury, Force, Mercruiser, Yamaha, Indmar, and PCM. There are two special ladies that make his life complete, Lisa and Courtney.

Daniel Johnson

Marine Technician

When you want the new boat rigged and prepped for the water, Daniel will get it ready. Daniel is a graduate of Clemson University as well as a graduate from Piedmont Technical College's Automotive Program. 

Mark Murff

General Manager

Mark Murff is Gunnells Marine's general manager. Mark has been in the boating industry since 1994. He and his wife, Kathy, live on Lake Greenwood. The best person to assist you with your boating needs like new boats, motors, trailers, water toys, tubes, boards, skis, and surfs.

Lynne McDaniel

Parts & Service Specialist

Lynne McDaniel is a graduate of Greenwood High School and Piedmont Technical College. Lynne graduated Piedmont Tech with an Associating Degree in Accounting & Business Management. Lynne started working with Gunnells Marine in 1987 until 1993. After 20 years, Lynne returned. Lynne is married to Greg McDaniel and is the mother of DuPre McDaniel.

Shane Wood

Marine Technician

In our service department is Shane Wood. Shane calls Ninety-Six, SC home and enjoys fishing. Shane began with Gunnells Marine as an installation technician and advanced to the Technical department. Shane is an excellent Fiberglass and Gel Tech. With Shane's talents, it allows Gunnells Marine to offer a wide range of services. Shane is a Certified Technician for Mercury, Force, Mercruiser, Yamaha, and PCM.