Marine Business Updates

Reviews on Boater's Book

Ocean Canvas Company
Great Dodger--Great Customer Service
I had a difficult marine dodger job and called at least 20 marine canvas shops up and down the coast of California before coming across Ocean Marine Canvas in Dana Point. My boat is 800 miles inland on a lake near the Utah/Idaho border. I found her sistership down in San Diego and Bob at Ocean Marine Canvas went the extra mile to contact her owner to remove the dodger to create a template to build mine. The finished product was perfect and unmatched in quality. It was shipped with installation instructions, complete with a dozen photos; so simple, I did it single handed. Bob, your picture should be in the dictionary under "extra mile." by Frank
Ocean Canvas Company
Custom Boat Bimin
Hello Bob and everyone at Ocean Marine Canvas. The crew on Caramba want to thank you for the beautiful job you all did on the bimini & shades. We LOVE the shade! by Terry
Spot Free H2O
Horrible
Horrible customer service! I tried calling numerous times, but no one ever answered the phone. by Bob
BoatsMiami.com
Www.boatsmiamiyachts.com
BoatsMiami.com is now www.BoatsMiamiYachts.com for even greater search rankings! Check it out now for all of your boating and yachting needs. 305-345-9444 by Will
A. Kipper, John -
SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor

Great Marine Surveyor
I was in the market for a used boat and of course i needed a survey before my purchase.. I found John Kipper on www.boatersbook.com, he was very professional and did a great job for me, If you need any type of boat/marine survey i recommend John Kipper of Newport Beach by JimGat
Sea & Ski Marine, Inc.
Expert Volvo Penta Mechanics
Big thanks to Grant and crew for getting me out of a jam with my starboard engine in time for the Huntington Beach boat parade. I'd recommend Sea & Ski marine to anyone with Volvo Penta (gas or diesel) marine engines. They're stocked full of Volvo marine OEM parts and their marine mechanics are top notch. by hbboatlover in HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
Dry Out Restorations
Flood and Mold Damage!!!
Dry out arrived at my home at approximately 2:30 am. they came and immediately dried the whole first floor of my house. As they were drying the floors the team discovered a leak In my wall when the removed the baseboards. The leak was causing mold to grow in my walls.The overall experience of working with with dry out was excellent. They were super courteous and professional. They took care of the flood immediately for me and also handled the mold growing in my walls. I really appreciated the fact that Bob sent a technician every day to check the equipment to make sure it was working properly. The job started on 12/12 and ended today 12/14. by EmilyG in MIAMI, FL
Diesel Systems, LLC
These guys are the worst mechanics in the business
I spent thousands of dollars with Kevin twice. I was up sold having work done that likely was not needed. Both times I had mechanical failures the next time I used our boat. The mechanical failures left me with one egine down....leaving us in a potentially dangerous situation. Do not use these guys...they are not good people. I have to say once I found the right mechanics (not Kevin's guys). My engines are now smoke free, sound awesome and work every time we turn the key. Moral of the story. Don't work with Diesel System. by MichaelTAllen in SEATTLE, WA
Thomas Marine Systems, Inc.
Worst in the industry stay away
If you have a problem they will not solve it. If you need something done in a timely fashion they will not do it. What they will do is waste your time not offer an apology. And never show up. The people who work the phones are masters at passing you along. Kevin the service guy is the king of excuses. There are a lot of companies in Fort Lauderdale so when you make a choice pick anyone other than these morons. by JeffCl in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Banyan Bay Marine Center
Outstanding fiberglass department
I have refit many boats over the years. I recently refit my 18 maverick and banyan bay did an outstanding job. it could not have turned out better and the savings were considerable compared other places. I would definitely recommend Banyan bay to anyone needing boating assistance. by johnGa01 in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

Latest Boating News

Beneteau America signs on as college sailing sponsorBeneteau America will sponsor the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association, the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. “Beneteau’s history is deeply rooted in performance sailing, and if we’ve become the leading brand in pleasure sailing in the market today, we certainly owe it to...more[read more]
Benetti Yachts names general manager in AsiaBenetti Yachts, part of the Azimut Benetti Group, named Luigi Adamo general manager of Benetti Asia. Adamo’s task will be to directly manage and coordinate sales, marketing and customer satisfaction to further reinforce the group’s presence in the Asian market. Adamo has a degree in naval engineering. With a certificate as project manager, his career...more[read more]
Northrop & Johnson signs deal with watchmakerNorthrop & Johnson named Arnold & Son as a strategic partner for 2015. Northrop & Johnson said the Swiss watchmaker has a more than 250-year history of craftsmanship and design. Northrop & Johnson said in a statement that Arnold & Son offers technical superiority that is proven by its chronometers.[read more]
Boat shows could benefit from sales momentumNew powerboat sales in 2014 grew for the fourth year in a row, including the strongest fourth quarter the industry has seen since 2008. “All the signs are that we’re going into this next season pretty strong,” Info-Link Technologies managing director Jack Ellis said. Including personal watercraft sales, the industry was up about 10 percent...more[read more]
New dates boost crowds at New York showNEW YORK — Early indicators suggest that the new dates for the Progressive New York Boat Show are having a positive effect on attendance, exhibitors said Thursday, the second day of the 110-year-old show, which continues through Sunday at the Javits Center in Manhattan. “Attendance was good Wednesday and again today, and I expect it...more[read more]
Providence show opens todayRhode Island dignitaries and marine- and composites-industry leaders gathered this morning at the Rhode Island Convention Center for a press conference to open the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show, which runs through Sunday. The press conference, organized by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, was titled “Launching into the Future: Growing Rhode Island’s Marine and...more[read more]