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Reviews on Boater's Book

Diesel Services Of America, Inc.
Diesel Services of America Rebuttal to JohnMa02
We did experience problems with this job and in an effort to appease our good customer we corrected those problems, and in ad by ScottP07 in fort lauderdale, fl
Brothers Marine Canvas
Fly bridge canvas
Brothers just finished my flybridge in Long Beach did an excellent job and took care of some small extra details as request by Richar60 in fullerton, ca
Orion Yacht Solutions Inc.
rip off
Andy the owner of this company is the worst marine contractor I have dealt with in 16 yrs of running private yachts. Not only by andrew14 in fort lauderdale, fl
Pullen Tows - Vessel Assist Lake Washington
Poor Attitude and Overcharge
I had the distinct displeasure of having to deal with this guy 'JP" from Pullen Tows- on Sat 12 July on Lake Union. He was o by Michae71 in kirkland, wa

Latest Boating News

Brunswick Acquires Bell Recreational ProductsBrunswick Corp. announced this morning that it has acquired distributor Bell Recreational Products Group, a subsidiary of Bell Industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bell RPG, which had sales of around $40 million in 2013, is a distributor of parts and accessories to the marine, recreational vehicle and powersports markets, serving primarily the Upper...more[read more]
Industry mourns former Sail magazine ad directorJoseph Howey, former longtime advertising director for Sail magazine, died Wednesday in Severna Park, Md. He was 82. In 1959, Howey immigrated from his native England to the United States and settled in New York City, where he began his career in advertising. He was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in 1967 married Andrea...more[read more]
Insurance Should ImproveLegislation “is about protecting jobs while keeping workers covered.” Bipartisan legislation passed Tuesday by the House is aimed at improving insurance coverage at lower cost to companies and their workers in the recreational boating industry. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was amended to simplify the definition of recreational vessels. The less complicated language...more[read more]
Fighting the LionfishFlorida bans imports and lifts catching restrictions of these intruders from the Indian and Pacific oceans. A legal crackdown on the lionfish starts today as state wildlife officials attempt to control the spread of these voracious invaders from the Indian and Pacific oceans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has banned imports by aquarium...more[read more]
Scout Boats and Mercury Marine join on anniversary celebrationsScout Boats and Mercury Marine teamed up to celebrate Scout’s 25th year of building sportfishing boats and Mercury’s 75th year of providing the industry’s leading recreational and commercial marine propulsion systems. The two companies recently joined forces to offer boat-and-engine packages and their partnership continues to grow. “This is a great relationship that produces quality...more[read more]
Volvo Penta unveils new factory warrantyVolvo Penta of the Americas announced a three-year factory warranty for its line of remanufactured marine gasoline engine blocks. The company also announced the addition of a 4.3-liter model to its line of remanufactured V8 long block gasoline engines, supplementing the 5.0-, 5.7- and 8.1-liter models previously offered. All remanufactured engines are available with two-...more[read more]