Yacht & Boat Restoration
1971 Irwin Restoration Project
- Hull paint – Flag blue base
- Deck, Cabin house, Cockpit paint: Off-white base
- Fabricate new port lights
- Teak maintenance
- Bottom: barrier coat and paint
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…
I have Selene 48′ trawler. The Taiwanese carpenters are hard to match. But, I think Matt may just have given them some competition. He took a sample of our drawer front and matched it to perfection. That wasn’t an easy task with all the fine detail. He was even able to match the Ebony inlay on the cabinet top. His measurements were perfect and the cabinet fits beautifully. You know how…boats have more angles than geometry.
We had a time deadline of heading South. Matt made that deadline, workin…
I must tell you that the service you provided me was exemplary. I have owned a lot of boats and dealt with many yards and contractors; and the experience I had with you was top shelf. I greatly appreciate it… and when I am back on the water will always keep you in mind.
Tom and his team at Diversified Marine did a fantastic job helping me refurbish my 1984 Hunter 34. The boat’s ports and windows were cracked and leaking and the whole boat needed painting. Tom’s team worked with me to replace all the ports and windows and made the boat look brand new with an AWLGRIP paint job.Tom was in constant contact keeping me updated on the progress. After the boat was finished, several folks in my marina asked if I had gotten a new boat after I returned to my slip and…
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
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
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…
I want to take a few minutes to say thank you for the excellent job in painting Equinox, our Sabre 362 sailboat. From start to finish, you have been wonderful to work with. Your ideas concerning scheduling and colors have been perfect.You have constantly kept us informed with progress notes and photos. The final bill is exactly on estimate with extra work that you kindly performed without fee. Best of all the boat turned out magnificent. We’re delighted with the high quality of the work!…
After considering several marine yards for my intended hull upgrades, gathering estimates and comparing the quality of work, I selected Diversified Marine Services, Inc. to undertake Sassafras hull bottom inspection and reconditioning, a new Awlgrip topside color finish, and restoring her teak rub rail and cap rail, an inclusive undertaking keel to toe rail.
I live more than 2,000 miles away and was in contact with Thomas Kicklighter via email with pictures with less than a day’s delay. His tim…
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…
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7416 Edgewood Road
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