While returning from New England in July, 2014 on our Sabre 42 Express powerboat, “SHIBUMI”, we experienced significant fiberglass and gelcoat damage while attempting to enter a marina on the Mannesquan River in NJ during a heavy current in the midst of a violent thunderstorm.
Upon returning to Annapolis, we interviewed several marine contractors, including Tom Kicklighter of Diversified Marine Services , requesting bids to repair the boat. Within a couple of days, Tom had examined the boat and…
Job order: Remove interior. Cut out and remove black Iron fuel tank. Design and dry fit new fuel tank mock up. Fabricate new tank – epoxy coat. Installation – plumb – test – assemble interior. Clean work area & report.
Client feedback: “The boat looks fantastic, everything was clean and one would never know the heavy dirty mess that was involved with this project. I turned over the engine, threw the dock lines off and had a couple hours on the bay, all systems go. I want to express my appreci…
Last fall my 1997 Gemini 105M was struck by lightning. Almost everything electrical was damaged, and the electronics were fried. Frank Hoot came on board, assessed the damage, developed a plan and executed it perfectly.
Not only was he able to identify the lightning problems, he identified and correct electrical issues carried over from the manufacturer. He brought the boat up to current ABYC standards. This was all done as part of the plan. He also helped me deal with an extremely difficult ve…
You really are one of the only service folks down there that seems to reply and respond as questions get asked. It truly is a rare customer service level you keep. It’s amazing how poor others are at it.
I posted this to the SOS Skipper’s forum …… just sharing good experience that I hope others do when they find it. Thanks again. Jim
Here’s some good news: I need to share my experience with this professional run outfit. I’ve had occasion to have them work on my diesel (25hp Universal) several times over the past couple years. Most recently, this past week, I had an issue with a heat exchanger bracket and a stuck pencil zinc. Although they had their techs fully booked for the next two weeks,…
Thanks for working with me Tom! You’re a good man and wish you the best in the new year! I also enjoyed talking with you yesterday. I wish I had the passion and drive you do. You created a great company with integrity and high quality standards. I would like to shake hands some day! Best wishes!!
Scope of service: Winterization of all shipboard systems / Yamaha maintenance / Shrink wrap winter protection
I very much appreciate all of the work you and your crew undertook in helping restore Paikea to better-than-new condition. Your professionalism, communication, and work ethic was beyond impressive, and I never had to worry about the outcome of each step of the project. I was particularly pleased with your crew’s uncanny ability to identify problems – and solutions – before I even discovered the issue.
Moreover, the update photos and Facebook posts kept me abreast of each detail even when I coul…
“Oyster Stew” is a 1978 Wasque 32. She has an excellent pedigree, but needed some work. The hull, originally painted flag blue in 2000 was in need of freshening. The decks needed to be repainted, and the doghouse was oxidizing. Diversified Marine was able to get me into the schedule and started working on her in December 2010. What started out as basic cosmetics quickly turned into a major project when rot was found in the doghouse.
Tom kept me abreast of the progress through pictures and went…
Just returned from the Marina to look at the follow up job on my boat. Wow! Job well done! Another satisfied customer. I must say it has been awhile since I have dealt with a company of your caliber. You have been awesome to deal with since day one! Your reviews definitely spoke the truth!
-Hurricane Deck boat
October 2016 Project
Not being from the Annapolis area, when I found ALTAIR, (renamed MIRACLE), bidding on her from afar was daunting. I looked on several websites, and found Tom Kicklighter and Diversified Marine. Tom acted as my proxy, and without any motivation other than just doing the right thing, Tom took moisture meter readings and sent me 30+ pictures of the boat, and then called me to debrief me on what he found. He helped me clearly see the difference between the marketing pictures and what she really loo…
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