Hillside Powersports & Marine has been serving California families and enthusiasts alike for over 50 years! We have been family owned and operated since 1958 when Ed and Charlotte Brown built the Bar-B Marina on Clearlake in Nice, CA. The business began as a marine repair facility and boat storage and within a few years started selling Raysoncraft boats in 1962 we began selling Honda motorcycles.
As the business grew, the decision was made to start manufacturing our own boats and Avenger Fiberglass Mfg. Co. was born. Ed, along with his wife Charlotte, son Eddie, and daughter Barbara all worked together at the business building competition race boats and family ski boats. At this time the Honda business was moved up on the hill above Carson Way and Lakeshore Blvd, as “Hillside Honda”.
In 1975 the business, in its entirety, was moved to 2544 East Hwy 20 in Nice and once again we were on a “Hillside”. Paul, Ed's son-in-law, who had been running the fiberglass part of the business, upon Ed's passing, moved into the retail end of the Honda Business. This time was also known as the "Odyssey Era." In 1990 we added Yamaha to our lineup and ever since have been offering full line Honda and Yamaha motorcycles, ATV’s, personal watercraft, and power equipment.
We outgrew our facility on Hwy 20 in Nice and in the spring of 1995 moved the business to Lakeport at 460 South Main Street. At this time we expanded our marine presence and continued to grow throughout the 2000’s adding more boat lines and expanding our Parts and Service offerings. In 2013 came the addition of Can-Am Offroad vehicles (ATVs and SxS) and Sea-Doo personal watercraft, this addition helped better accommodate the growing off-road and water sports industry.
With three major powersports lines and multiple boat lines we again outgrew our existing facility and in 2016 moved just over a mile south to our current location, 2575 South Main Street in Lakeport. The 2016 expansion led to the addition of KTM, offering the highest level of premium on and off-road motorcycles available on the market.
Today we offer the best in on and off-road vehicles from Honda, Yamaha, KTM, and Can-Am; PWC from Yamaha and Sea-Doo, and multiple premium boat offerings from Centurion, Supreme, Chaparral, Robalo, Boulton, Southbay, and Klamath.
Our customers have come from all over California, and literally worldwide, to shop at HPM. We have a reputation for excellence in our service department, price competitiveness and customer satisfaction from our sales department, and a parts department that accommodates a number of enthusiasts; whether on land or water.
With over 65 years under our belt, we are looking forward to the future!
Come Ride with Us on Land and Water!
A special thanks to all of our customers!