My name is Chris Franklin.
My love for boating and the lake began as a child spending summers at my families’ lake home on Kentucky Lake. At the age of 12, I got my first boat. A Sears Styrofoam Sea Snark sailboat.. Which I converted into a fishing canoe with a 9.5 hp mercury outboard because sailing was just too slow. A couple years later, I took over my Fathers Glastron runabout... and my love for boating took off!! Several boats and various lengths later I am I currently own a 32’ Carver Aft Cabin.
My current dockage of 20+ years is at the beautiful Cypress Springs Resort on the Ky/Tn border just North of Paris Landing State Park. My home is on the water as well, on Blood River. Halfway between Paris Landing and Ken Lake marina. We are on a wonderful part of the lake. Wide open water, fantastic coves, and easy cruising.
I have grown up on the lake, worked at our marina on the lake, and spend about 10 months of the year on the lake. I study boats, boat designs, and have an eye for a diamond in the rough. I truly enjoy helping people find a boat that will suit their needs. Either as a starter boat or a retirement boat to travel. Being on the water has enriched my life and taught me values that have I have carried on throughout my career.
I welcome the opportunity to help you and your family in any way possible achieve your boating dreams.