Our Team

Thank you for your interest in Sunset Harbor Marina, home of the first and only indoor boatel in the Essex/Middle River area, celebrating over 20 years of quality service.

Since opening in 1994, it has been our goal to provide only the highest level of quality service and a commitment to a cleaner environment in a family-friendly atmosphere. A family-owned business, industry veterans John Polek (40 years), Barb Polek (25+ years) continuously demonstrate their personal commitment to customer satisfaction.

John Polek, Owner, has been active in the local boating industry since 1977. Started Sunset Harbor in 1994. He has served on the Board of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland, served as President of the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County, served on the Baltimore County Planning Board, and was on the original Clean Marina Committee for Maryland.

Barb Polek, Bookkeeper, began working for Sunset Harbor in 1994. After 20 years of service, she really runs the business: just ask her.

Auggie Rodola has all of the Mercruiser and Volvo Certifications one could ask for.  Employed with Sunset Harbor since 1998, he became an Authorized MD State Trailer Inspector and was promoted to Service Manager in 2012. In 2013, Auggie became our first ABYC Certified Tech.

Paul Ellwanger is an Authorized Maryland State Trailer Inspector, an ABYC Certified Systems Technician, and, in January 2017, became a Certified Mercruiser Technician. Paul also holds a 50 Ton Master License. Paul is our installer for Flexiteek.

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Featured Amenities

  • Card-access gated entry
  • Picnic tables and grills
  • Free holding tank pump-outs
  • Air conditioned restrooms and shower
  • Convenient parking
  • Discount marine store
  • Certified Mercruiser and Volvo service
  • WIFI access
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Marina Weather

Partly Cloudy
Sunday 06/25 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Clear
Monday 06/26 0%
Clear
Sunshine. High 83F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 06/27 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.