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Monday, October 30, 2017

Hours in the sun and the effects of water and humidity can take a toll on boats. When the need for repair arises, it can be difficult to find a product that provides a lasting seal against leaks while matching the seamless look of the vessel. To better predict how long a product will last under these harsh conditions, 3M tests the

tags: Service & Repair

Saturday, September 16, 2017

VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced today the launch of its 24/7 customer support center manned by service professionals – the Customer Technical Assistance Center or CTAC. This new program had been previously launched for owners of Formula Boats with great

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Software & Apps

Monday, August 7, 2017

M.E. Yacht Restoration’s refusal to cut corners, to use second-rate facilities, or to dictate your launch schedule makes boating easy. They live for your launch day each spring, and will work tirelessly all winter to handle any and all services their customers can dream up. What if your boat was stored with someone who

tags: Hauling, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Storage

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A new survey by Boating Industry magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one Minnesota boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our

tags: Service & Repair

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walstrom Marine announces the opening of its newest location in Traverse City. As a premier boat sales and service center in Northern Michigan with locations currently in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Cheboygan, Walstrom Marine is further expanding its footprint to include the greater Traverse City area. "This has been a desire of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Monday, April 17, 2017

To maintain your bottom paint’s performance and to stretch the time between haul-outs for applying new bottom painting, regular cleaning of your boat’s hull should be performed on a monthly basis. You will also benefit with better fuel efficiency when your hull bottom is kept smooth and clean. All things considered,

tags: Diving, Hull, Service & Repair

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WOLVERINE INFLATABLES is a leader in the service and sales of emergency inflatable products for recreational boaters in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. Many boaters in the Great Lakes and central United States don’t think about emergency inflatables like Life Rafts or MOM units until it is too late. On the Great

tags: Safety, Service & Repair

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A growing Marine Engine Manufacture is seeking a technician with customer support experience to operate as a Field Service Representative. Individual will handle OEM and Dealer support on all marine programs including warranty claims. Non-technical visits for business relations, and training of dealer teams will require about 40%

tags: Service & Repair

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the leader in technical education and certification in the marine industry, has announced enhancements to the certification program which will continue to improve the quality and reliability of service technicians and maximize the customer experience. With more than 3,000 certified

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Service & Repair

Monday, March 14, 2016

Earlier this year Tom Grupstra, Tim Line, and Karl Dunlap, Marine Service Technicians at Washburn Marina, achieved professional certification in diesel engine repair and gasoline engine repair by American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). This challenging accomplishment leads to a higher goal of becoming recognized as a Master

tags: Awards, Marina, Service & Repair