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See our impressive collection of 2024 Crest Pontoons now! View online or visit the marina!

For the days that matter most, get on the water with Crest Pontoons with Mercury power!

Design your Crest Pontoon now!

Use zip code 55372. Click here.

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Winterization, Storage & Detailing, Repairs & Maintenance, Power Bimini Tops, Boat Recovery & Repossession, Fuel, and a well provisioned Marine Store. Pick up ice, YETIs, BrüMate Slims, UV Buff neckwear, refreshments, pizza, gift cards and all the supplies you need for the water!

Schedule a Service Request here.

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A great gift idea:

A Knotty Oar Marina gift card birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion.


Use it for fuel, YETIs, can coolers, apparel, pizza, sundries and marine supplies.

How 'bout a power bimini top or a power anchor winch for your pontoon!?


We sell New, Demos, Used & Consignment watercraft. We love trades and we offer industry-leading financing options.

We are the area's largest Crest Pontoon Dealership. Knotty Oar sells Mercury Marine engines and we are a multi-year recipient of the presitigous Mercury Marine Service Customer Satisfaction Index.

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Knotty Oar Marina is the only full service marina on the water of

Minnesota's favorite recreational lake: Prior Lake!


We are centrally located in a protected bay between Upper and Lower Prior Lake. We are a full-service, certified clean marina. Our friendly, highly trained marine store staff and mechanics are ready to serve you. When you visit you'll see that the Knotty Oar Marina was built by Thane Tande to deliver a premiere experience and serve as a landmark gathering spot for the community.


Everything we do is designed around you having a great day on the water!


Your safety is a priority. To ensure protection of your watercraft we provide a secure environment including security cameras, donation of slips to the Scott County Sheriff's Water Patrol Unit, and monitor your mooring lines and fenders (bumpers) to optimize the protection of your watercraft. Let our staff take care of the details. We will bilge pump your covers after rain, adjust the height of your lift cover and maintain a clean environment.

We are your authorized Crest Pontoon and Mercury Outboard dealership! 

The best pontoons with the best power plants - backed by the professionals at Knotty Oar Marina!

We also sell Pontoon & Boat trailers from Tebben and Mid-America manufacturing.

We look forward to serving you!

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The music event of the year on Prior Lake! And it's FREE!

Float, relax, enjoy live music!

Saturday, July 20, 2024 1-9pm

Reed's Island

Bands: TBD


We support adaptive water skiers! Adaptive waterskiing is for paras, quads, blind, those with neurological disorders, veterans, amputees and the mentally challenged.

The Shockwaves Adaptive Waterski Squad holds clinics throughout the summer! Register your adaptive athlete or volunteer now!

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Each year the Knotty Oar Marina and the Prior Lake Sportsmen’s Club collaborate to provide pontoons, bait, fishing equipment, guides, lunch and volunteers to make Prior Lake fishing accessible!


This year's event date will be

Saturday June 1, 2024.

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The ever exciting and competitive boat parade will be held July 4th at 1:00 pm.


Entrants must register at Knotty Oar Marina prior to the event.

This event sponsored by the

Prior Lake Association.

Lakefront Days celebration in Lakefront

Friday, August 9, 2024 and

Saturday, August 10, 2024

The Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce Prior Lake Days event celebrates local businesses. It takes place in beautiful Lakefront Park in downtown Prior Lake.

Special thanks to the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Each year Knotty Oar Marina partners with the Prior Lake Association hosting a "Dive the Lake" event. This event deploys teams of divers around the lake to areas that need clean up. The divers remove junk and garbage.


Interested in diving, volunteering or captaining your boat to drive divers to and from Knotty Oar Marina, contact the Prior Lake Association.

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Rock Night


Saturday, July 13, 2024

Country Night

Prior Lake Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest was established in 2010 and has grown into one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the metro area of the Twin Cities.

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Annual Bowl Hole Fundraiser


First Saturday in February

11am Knotty Oar Marina

Prior Lake, Minnesota


Lakefront Park in Prior Lake!

Enjoy a free concert with friends! Bring a chair and a cooler. Food truck concessions available.


2024 Event Schedule:

Friday, May 31: Stone Daisy

Friday, June 21: Jonah & the Whales

Friday, August 2: The 22nd Row 


These Friday evening events start at 7:00 p.m. and run until 9:00 p.m.


We proudly support, donate money, donate services and collaborate with these community organizations:

We are proud to showcase our industry and community recognition:


Knotty Oar Marina was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Sales Performance Award at the Crest Pontoon convention. What an honor!


We are fortunate to have industry-leading staff and to represent Crest Pontoon brand!

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Mercury Marine has presented Knotty Oar Marina, its prestigious Service Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for 2020.

Mercury Marine’s Service CSI Program measures the satisfaction of consumers after having service work done on their Mercury outboard or MerCruiser Sterndrive or inboard.

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