Sea-Trac was birthed by founder and Chairman Emeritus,
Bert St. Romain in 1960. The company was a product of Mr. Bert's lifelong passion and love for the marine world. The catalyst behind this passion was Mr. Bert's time as an ET on the USCGC Bering Strait (WHEC-382) during the Korean Conflict. After this time, Mr. Bert obtained his Captain's license and sparked his vocation in the marine industry. From humble beginnings, Mr. Bert built one of the most trusted names in the marine electronic industry that is still held in high regard today. At 89 years young, Mr. Bert still keeps tabs on the business and makes sure his tried and true business practices that were instilled 60 years ago, at the birth of Sea-Trac, are still being carried out and implemented.
Today, these aforementioned practices are being carried out by the son of Mr. Bert, and company CEO, Lyle St. Romain. The love for the marine world was passed down to Lyle at a very early age. His childhood was spent on a myriad of boats ranging from run-abouts to sailboats, sportfish boats to yachts, bay boats and crew-boats, all of which, spawned Lyle's everlasting passion for the water. He received his captain's license at 19 and proceeded with his vocation throughout his young-adult years, serving as a 'Tin-Can Sailor" in the Naval Reserve aboard the destroyer William C. Lawe DD-763, as well as, with Special Boat Unit (SBU-22) operating as part of the Navy's Riverine Warfare Force.
Lyle carries on the traditions of his father, insisting that 60 year old business practices still hold weight in the new millennium. Keeping promises made with a firm handshake, developing an exceeding level of trust with customers, and giving our customers the peace of mind to know they will be treated with the highest degree of fairness and respect are all building blocks that we continue to execute every day at Sea-Trac.