Founded in 2005, after the purchase of the tug Gotham from Kosnac Floating Derrick Corporation. State University of New York Maritime graduate Mike Vinik refurbished the tug. Including the bearings on the main engines, lube oil pressure pumps, as well as extensive refits on the main engine itself.
In 2005, the Gotham reentered service as the Dorothy Elizabeth. Her re entry into service signified the founding of Vinik Marine Incorporated of South Amboy, New Jersey.
The company grew, with the acquisition of three additional tugs. The Charles Oxman, the Mike Azzolino, and Teri Lou.
Vinik provided assist services and non petroleum barge services in and around New York and New Jersey. However, in 2010 the company reduced its size to one operating vessel. The Charles Oxman, which maintained a part time crew.
Although, in 2015 the company added another tug the Agnes.