Marine Business Updates

Reviews on Boater's Book

Wing's Diving Services
Dishonest, unscrupulous thieves desperate for accounts
their method of gaining clients is to offer to video the bottom of your boat, which they have already dove under and taken off your zincs. They are so dishonest I can't believe they are still in business. They wouldn't need all these new accounts if they did the right thing by boat owners, thus keeping their old accounts. Run from this business as fast as you can by Bill in SAN DIEGO, CA
Shelter Island Boat Yard
Really liked this yard. Its unique
I liked how the tradesmen were all independant business owners. I sometimes like to bring my own guys in to work on boat and as long as they have insurance they let me use them. I especially like Jan in the office. by Frank in SAN DIEGO, CA
San Diego Boat & Electric
spent a ton of time helping me
I called all over. Most calls were dead ends. I wish they made more guys like this one. I've asked hundreds of people for a year now about my problem and everyone said thousands it would cost. In two minutes this guy nailed it. It was like he had already been on my boat. I liked it when he said when your good boats only differ by 2%. I like the way this guy thinks and tells you the truth up front.. It might hurt a little but better than getting sucked in somewhere and low balled. by Frank in SAN DIEGO, CA
Captain Dave's Maritime Services Inc.
Great job!
They fixed my wreck of a boat trailer. They slapped on some new tires, fixed up the paint and made it look as good as new. Boy am I glad I called you and Mike. Great job guys! by Keith in HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
Ciros Yacht Detail
Exceptional work!
Ciros Yacht Detail has cleaned my boat many times before and I am always pleasantly surprised by their work ethic. My boat always looks great in their hands. by Sarah in NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Boat Angel Donation Center
Great organization doing great things!
They made it really easy for me donate some old jet skis my wife's been bugging me to get rid of. I really believe in their organization and am glad that they're doing something really positive for our community. Plus, who am I kidding, I love a good tax deduction! by Kenneth in CORONA DEL MAR, CA
Tibbets Boat Lettering & Signs
Job well done
I had them do the lettering for my boat and a few signs. Everything came out great! I'm impressed by how quick and thorough they were. I'll be sure to recommend them! by Lilly in NEWPORT BEACH, CA
SD Model Makers
Unbelievable craftsmanship!
I ordered a custom powerboat model for my father-in-law's birthday and I was BLOWN AWAY by the astounding craftsmanship! They got every tiny detail right! I will be back because I want a mini model ship for myself! by Lilly in NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Shoreline Yacht Group
Awesome customer service
They were super helpful and knowledgeable when I called the other day. I appreciated that they knew what they were talking about and took the time to give me advice on what to do. I'll be sure to drop by their store the next time I'm in Long Beach! by Lilly in NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Shoreline Yacht Group
Awesome customer service
They were super helpful and knowledgeable when I called the other day. I appreciated that they knew what they were talking about and took the time to give me advice on what to do. I'll be sure to drop by their store the next time I'm in Long Beach! by Lilly in NEWPORT BEACH, CA

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