History

Anthony-Keats Marine Ltd was formed in 1949 by Pete Anthony when he purchased the exhisting Murray McLean Company. After serving in the Navy for WW II Pete moved from Toronto to Windsor where he was training as an accountant while working for Charlie Stephens. One of C.W. Stephen's clients was the Murray McLean Company of Wheatley, Ontario. After spending time at the Murray McLean Co. Pete decided he would like to be part of the marine industry rather than be an accountant.

Pete later purchased the company from Murray McLean with the help of Charlie Stephens and J.Duncan Keats. Together they formed Anthony-Keats Marine Ltd in 1949.

Originally, Anthony-Keats Marine was an exclusive Chrysler Marine Engine Distributor. In later years Crusader, Perkins, Velvet Drive, Sherwood, Westerbeke, Universal, Jabsco and Paragon became added product lines for the company.

Anthony-Keats Marine was owned by Pete Sr. until his untimely death in September of 1979. Pete Jr. has purchased the family company and continues to run it today.

Anthony-Keats Marine Ltd. is located at the Western end of Lake Erie, at 78 Talbot Street E. Wheatley, Ontario. Anthony-Keats has served the Canadian Marine Industry and boaters for over 64 years and will celebrate their 65th year in business this year.

We have been in business serving our customers for over sixty-four years and represent the most reputable names in the industry.

Westerbeke offers the most comprehensive line of engines and generators engineered for reliability and has an unsurpassed worldwide service network.

Velvet Drive transmissions feature a quiet, smooth operation and are manufactured using the highest quality industry standards. Typical applications include tournament ski boats, inboard cruisers, sport fishing boats, sailboats, trawlers, center console, runabouts, and yachts.

Volvo Penta is a leading manufacture of power systems for marine use with a engine range from 10 to 2000 hp.  Quality, reliability, operational economy and high level of service has always been the core values within Volvo Penta.

MerCruiser® offers gas sterndrives to meet virtually any expectation whether you’re into fishing, cruising, pontooning, or performance boat racing.