Whether you want a full-service boatyard or an individual mechanic who will come to your home dock, you’ll find that the Chesapeake region is swarming with competent well-trained service technicians and facilities. Look for ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council; www.abycinc.org) certification to ensure the highest standards of quality and professionalism. This section was prepared by the marketing department of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.
For more than 25 years Bay Shore Marine has served the mechanical needs of boaters throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. Awarded ‘Gold Plus’ Dealer status for both large and small engines by YANMAR, Bay Shore has also received multiple Best of the Bay accolades for our service and parts departments. Dealers for Yanmar Marine Engines, John Deere Marine Engines, Northern Lights Generators, Cummins Marine Engines, Westerbeke Generators & Engines, Universal MarineEngines Volvo Penta Gasoline Engines & Drives & Mercruiser Engines & Drives. With local sales, service and the best full-service parts department on the Bay, Bay Shore can handle all your marine propulsion needs. Visit us online at www.BayshoreMarineEngines.com, use our online store for 24-7 parts ordering, UPS shipping daily.
Campbell’s Boatyards has three convenient locations in Oxford. The Bachelor Pt. and Jack’s Pt. facilities offer repairs/maintenance services for all boats to include Awlgrip paint jobs, varnish work, repowers, carpentry services. Haul-outs/dry storage available, as well as indoor storage. A Certified Cummins dealer for engine sales and service at our Bachelor Pt. facility. We also offer custom yacht building. Campbell’s Yacht Sales at our Bachelor Pt. location!
Owned and operated since 2001 by Lew & Onna Grimm, DYC is a clean boatyard & marina providing traditional value & quality service. The ABYC, Cummins, Yanmar, Harken, Onan & Cruisair trained marine technicians & support staff give each boater personal attention. Voted Best of The Bay for: Best Small Marina, Best Boatyard, Best Marina for Natural Environment, Best Engine Work, Best Electronics Work, Best General Repairs. Long & short term storage in slips, hi-dri boatel or boatyard with 50T travel lift. Services include rigging inspections/repairs;gelcoat/fiberglass and paint refinish; refrigeration, generator & A/C repair & installs; gas & diesel engine repair & installs;marine electrical & electronic repair & installs; winterization & spring commissioning. Service Center for Catalina Yachts. Sailboat and Trawler Specialists. We look forward to helping you enjoy boating.
Fairwinds Marina keeps your boat running smoothly with the region’s premier repair facility. Our award-winning senior mechanics each have over 30 years of experience and boast the elite achievement of the industry’s highest level of training, Yamaha Master Technician. We service all portable outboards up to 20hp, 1994 and newer. Our certified expertise in maintenance and repair includes:
- Yamaha Master Technician
- Five Star Certified Technician
- Yamaha Advanced Systems
- Yamaha Advanced Troubleshooting
- Evinrude Certified Technician
- OMC Cobra Service Training
- Mercruiser Systems Certified Technician
- American Boat & Yacht Council Marine
- Electrical Certified Technician
Generation III has been family owned and operated for over 30 years. Our full-service boatyard can take care of all of your needs. We are quality-driven and extremely prideful in our finished products, and customer satisfaction. Our experience is our strong suit! We offer some of the best, most well protected deep water slips around and are located at the head of Cambridge Creek. Let our certified Awlgrip applicators make your boat look better than brand new, with some of the best looking paint jobs on the Chesapeake.
Hartge Yacht Yard
West River | Galesville, MD
Family owned and operated since 1865, when Emile Alexander Hartge built his first boat. HYY is a full-service boatyard with 24 employees experienced in extensive refits & upgrades. Classic and wooden boat repair and restoration are our specialty-from Trumps to Concordia Yawls to Bay-builts. We take pride in our work and believe in keeping customers informed and finishing jobs as promised at fair and honest pricing. All traditional marine services provided plus metal fabrication, carpentry, rigging, electronics, safety inspections and insurance work. Two Travelifts and Brownell trailer for efficient hauling. 18-Ton crane. Year-round slips, 500’ alongside, and dry storage for 80 boats.
Haven Harbor Marina
Swan Creek | Rock Hall
Haven Harbour Marina looks like a country club, but we’re a serious working yard. A complete range of marine maintenance and repair services are provided on-site by specialists in mechanics, carpentry, electronics, fiberglass and gel coat, spray painting, and air-conditioning/ refrigeration. In the office, our administrative and customer service personnel are always on hand to answer your questions or assist with problems. We provide top quality yacht repairs on time, on budget, with NO EXCUSES!
Herrington Harbour Marinas
Herring Bay | Tracey’s Landing
Herrington Harbour North is a full-service marina resort and yacht yard in a beautiful countryside setting. The marina has 600 slips and can accommodate boats up to 100 feet on well-kept docks. The full-service or do-it-yourself yacht yard has a hauling capacity to 70 tons. A West Marine store is on site with other services available, such as engine mechanics, ship’s carpentry, fiberglass repair, spray painting, canvas and sail repair, electrical, detailing, rigging and propeller shop.
Knapps Narrows Marina
Tilghman Island, MD
Knapp’s Narrows Marina is located just off the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island. A full-service boatyard with a 35-ton travel lift, we specialize in Awlgrip spray painting, blister repair, barrier coats and fiberglass repairs. In addition to our specialties, we offer full services for carpentry, mechanical, electrical, rigging and brightwork. We offer low fixed rates on haul outs, dry storage, shrink wrapping, bottom painting and waxing. Our mid-Bay location makes our slips minutes to some of the best fishing on the Bay. Monthly slips are available for fishing. Certified Clean Marina. 800-322-5181.
Port Annapolis Marina
Back Creek | Annapolis MD
In an impeccably landscaped 16- acre site, Port Annapolis features 75 and 50-ton travel lifts to haul boats 20’-80’ and up to 26’ wide. You’ll also find an expansive ship’s store, completely stocked for do-it-yourselfers as well as all other boating supplies. On staff experts include carpentry, fiberglass, barrier coat, engine maintenance & repair, and rigging trades. Mini-storage sheds available. Also complete winterization service–including shrinkwrapping, and the care of fresh water, head, A/C and refrigeration systems.
Worton Creek Marina Worton Creek
Offering superior yacht service just 1.5 miles off the Bay, Worton Creek specializes in all aspects of refurbishment, repair, maintenance, and customizing. The staff is highly skilled in wood, fiberglass, paint (including Awlgrip/Alexseal), gas or diesel engines, ship systems and rigging.The marina handles routine bottom work to highly customized interior and exterior redesign and construction projects. The yard is widely known for the remanufacture of 31 Bertrams. Worton Creek has 25 and 70T lifts and a 7,000 sq.ft. temperature controlled workshop for year-round service. They are consistently a “Best of the Bay” winner for “Maintenance Boatyard” and “Mom & Pop Marina.”
Yacht Maintenance Co., Inc.
101 Hayward St, Cambridge, MD 21613
Discover the quality craftsmanship of a custom builder in Cambridge who builds boats and also handles every aspect of repair, maintenance and refits for power and sail boats. On the outside it looks like a shipyard, and the large professional staff inside the facility work like its a neighborhood boatyard. Give Yacht Maintenance Company a call for Storage, Repairs or just about any Refit!
Zahniser’s Yachting Center
Back Creek | Solomons
Zahniser’s, located in Historic Solomons Island, is the mid-Bay’s most comprehensive marine facility serving Power & Sail. Providing professional and courteous service, ZYC offers a full-service repair yard. Services include Hauling up to 75 tons / 25 ft wide, Engine Repowering by factory trained mechanics, Custom Carpentry, Fiberglass Repairs, Integrated Electronic installations, Painting and Rigging. Visit our website and see why Zahniser’s is voted “Best of the Bay”. Call Service Manager, Craig Bumgarner to discuss your repair needs.
Mobjack Bay | Mathews, VA
Broad Creek | Deltaville, VA Herrington Harbour | Deale, MD Southport | Southport, NC
For more than three decades, Zimmerman Marine has specialized in boat maintenance, repairs, and refits. At each of our four locations: Southport NC to Annapolis MD, you’ll find a service yard small enough to know you and your boat personally, backed by a company large enough to support the expertise and equipment required to service modern boats. We provide engine repairs, repowers, marine electricians, cosmetic repairs, fiberglass structural repairs, spray painting, varnish application, yacht carpentry, interior modifications, and custom boatbuilding.