Rathbun Lake Marina

(641) 724-3212

Brett Nuckoll

Locally Owned & Operated


Rathbun Marina is locally owned and operated. Owners Doug and Sheila Clemens (pictured left) are longtime area residents, business operators, volunteers, and supporters of all things community.   Rathbun Marina is is also committed to doing all business possible with local vendors, suppliers, service providers, and contractors.     

About the Owners


Doug is an Air Force Veteran and a past Moravia Volunteer Firefighter. Doug and Sheila both work full time in the business, and live full time at the marina. They have been in the boating related business for 30 years including boat dealerships and marine covers and upholstery.  Their families have made the lake area their home for decades.  The marina is home, not just a place of business.

Co-owner Brett Nuckolls (pictured right) is a longtime Des Moines area businessman, and he and his wife Terri made Rathbun Marina the home port for their boat and family from 1979 to 2006. Their kids and a dozen friends spent 25 years of summers on the docks of the marina. He still cruises the waterways of America from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Michigan, but has returned to home port to assist Doug and Sheila in the further development and improvement of the Rathbun Marina.  Although retired, Brett spends a lot of time both at the marina and behind the scenes to assist Doug and Sheila and staff.