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Starboard Corporation does it RIGHT

State Park Marina

It’s not unusual for three brothers who have master degrees in business to enter the insurance, banking, and human resources professions. What is unusual is for the three brothers—Patrick, Philip, and Bob Cox—to come together to form a company and gain a concessionaire contract from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to own and operate a marina on Table Rock Lake near Branson.

From that humble beginning a little more than a decade ago has emerged one of the leading marina companies in the United States, Starboard Corp., which now operates two additional marinas besides the original State Park Marina and has consulted on several other waterfront developments.

At State Park Marina, Starboard Corp. manages a marina retail store, 70-boat rental operation, 12-pump fuel dock, 630 slips, a restaurant, scuba center, and sub-contracts out para-sailing and private charter cruises. Most recently, the company entered the boat sales business as the authorized Sumerset Houseboat dealer for the states of Missouri and Oklahoma, along with running a boatyard and marine service center. “Saying ‘good-bye’ to the corporate world to start running a marina isn’t as far-fetched as it may seem. We were all boaters when we were young, we all worked as dockhands and captains at local marinas, and we all loved the water...Read More

417 Magazine - Boathouse Boutique Q&A

Boathouse Boutique

A stop by the marina before a day at the lake typically includes shopping for bait, a bag of ice and maybe a few drinks. But at BoatHouse Boutique, it includes a whole lot more.

Located at State Park Marina, this on-the-water wonderland is filled with everything from stylish sandals and swimsuits to trendy clothing and home décor. You can even purchase scuba diving equipment here, or grab a burger and a snow cone. “Our store is all about having fun,” says Holly Cox, who co-owns the store with sisters-in-law Carissa Cox and Stacey Cox. “People come here when they’re on vacation. We want everyone to have a good time.”

A summertime hotspot on Table Rock Lake, BoatHouse Boutique actually floats right next to the shore. In fact, thanks to its water-top location, all of the inventory has to be brought down on golf carts before it can enter the boutique doors. And there’s a ton of merchandise to be transported, because the store carries something for everyone in the family. Dad can head over to rent a boat while Mom walks around and browses the stylish clothing, swimsuits, jewelry and purses on display. “We sell everything from live bait to an entirely new outfit,” Holly says. Thanks to all the unexpected goodies, the ladies often find themselves wanting to shop a while. There’s a fitting room to try on new lake-chic looks, and there’s even a large display of sandals ...Read More