Born and raised in Delaware, Dave Ptak has had an interest in boating since his childhood.  Dave began his business in 1990 and, when not working on boats at Bayside Marine, he remains an active boater.  Dave is also big advocate on boating rules and safety.

Toward that end, in an effort to promote boater safety and get all boat passengers into a life jacket, Bayside Marine has proudly partnered with DNREC (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control) in its “Life Jacket Loaner Program.” To learn more about this program, please read more here: https://www.wmdt.com/2019/05/dnrec-announces-free-life-jacket-loaner-program/

Please remember: everyone on your boat shouldwear a life jacket, but it is mandatorythat all children 12 and under wear a life jacket. All vessels must have a life jacket for each person on board. Everyone on a personal watercraft (jet ski) must wear a life jacket (both driver and passengers) at all times. Anyone being towed behind a vessel is required to wear a life jacket.