About Us

Barney's Motorcycle & Marine - Since 1946

Barney’s is a family business that started in Bloomington, IL and has been in existence since November 1946. Barney’s had few employees, Barney, an excellent mechanic and Rosalee who did the buying, selling, and bookkeeping. In 1951 they relocated to St. Petersburg, FL where they purchased the property on Gandy Boulevard. Since then, they have purchased four adjoining sites and have added locations in Brooksville and Brandon. There are approximately 100 employees working at this time.

Over the years Barney’s has been franchised to sell AJS, BSA, BMW, CZ, Ducati, Indian, James, Jawa, Lambretta, Matchless, Moto Guzi, Norton, Puch, Sachs, WetJet, and Zundapp.

Today Barney’s of St. Petersburg is proud to offer Yamaha, Honda, Sea Doo, Aprila ,Can-Am ,Piaggio,Vespa and Glasstream Power Boats. Barney's of Brandon is proud to offer Suzuki, Kawasaki, Can-Am, Sea Doo, Vespa, Piaggio and Yamaha. Barney offers everything from Scooters, to Motorcycles, to ATVs, to Dirt Bikes, to Personal Watercraft, to Sport Boats and Center Console Boats.

Besides carrying on a retail business, the company supports many other associations and industry programs which include: Marine Industry Association, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Pinellas County Waterway management, Florida Motorcycle Dealers Association, Yamaha Club Wave, Sea Doo Demo Days, Motorcycle Rider Education Programs, Dirt Days, Learn to Ride and many others.

Adjoining businesses includes Barney’s Mini Storage which has four locations, and Gandy Plaza.

In 2002 Barney's built a new modern showroom with a museum preserving it's past. Drop in and see for yourself what a difference a little extra space can make. We have expanded our showroom and our accessory and apparel areas in order to provide you with a more pleasurable shopping experience.

With over 67 years experience in the Powersports industry, we know what it takes to make and keep our customers satisfied.


Barney's Motorcycle & Marine of St. Petersburg
10411 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg FL 33702
Phone: 727. 576.1148 Fax: 727.578.2105