It was 1947, and a young man named Maurice Brazeau wanted nothing more than to turn his greatest passion into a career. He worked tirelessly as a mechanic for JM Duck Marine, and not long after decided to venture out on his own; in 1953, he found himself building boats in a South Windsor garage on Dominion Avenue. This was the start of it all for 20 year old "Mo,"as everyone knew him, and it wasn't long before he made a name for himself as the trustworthy and knowledgeable owner of Dominion Marine & Boat Works.
In 1957, only four years after founding Dominion Marine & Boat Works, he bought a building on Campbell and Tecumseh, where, like the rest of the marine industry, he began to transition from creating, selling and repairing wooden boats to those made of fiberglass and aluminum. Dominion Marine grew to become one of Windsor's most trusted boat shops, thanks to Mo's incomparable standards and unrivaled customer service.
In 1974, the property at 1475 Cabana Rd. E. was purchased. Mo settled happily into retirement, and his son Paul, who had been working beside his father since he was 13, took the reins, re-branding the business as Happy Days Boat Centre.
Today, Paul continues his late father's legacy, providing his customers both old and new with the level of service and care Mo would have demanded.