Awlgrip Application & Yacht Restoration
Beneteau 42′ – “@ Ease”
- Awlgrip Application – Flag Blue
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…
My 1996 J/105 had a badly oxidized gel coat, faded decks and several small cracks in the fiberglass decking. I hired Diversified Marine to perform this major restoration for several reasons:
- Quality workmanship: Diversified Marine took the time to lay out his process to restore the boat in detail. It became evident to me that DMS would not take any shortcuts that would lead to a sub-standard job. Throughout the restoration, Tom immediately addressed anything he felt could compromise the end pr…
Not only am I extremely impressed with your service and technical skills (including Brook’s), but your integrity is impeccable.
I must say that DMS has been at the top of its game this launch season. Very satisfied customer.
Thanks so much for doing everything you can to get me on the water. You’ve been fair, reasonable and profoundly helpful. I really appreciate all you’ve done.
This is my 40th season on this boat. We’ve tried to maintain and update it, but even the updates are getting on in years. Nice to know you guys have my back.
1975 Bertram 31
Dear Tom and Crew,
Thanks for your terrific work on “Cato” both last winter and over the years we have owned her. Matt’s terrific Lexan main hatch panels came out looking so nice the owner of the Hinckley across the dock demanded to know where we got them so he could have you make some for him (his came out pretty nice too).
There were some “ships carpentry” items that were past my skill level. Head door hinges etc. They made it onto last winter’s “list” and you guys did a superb job …
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…
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 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.
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!…
Tom Kicklighter and his team at Diversified Marine did a wonderful job helping us refurbish our 1986 Cambria 44/46. On the exterior, we had the hull painted, the teak decks repaired, and the exterior cabin house detailed. On the interior, we had the cabins painted, the head liner detailed, new fans installed, and port holes resealed. We also had an electric winch installed.We hired Tom and his team because of their reputation for quality work and excellent customer service. Diversified Marine…
P.O. Box 4373
Annapolis, MD 21403
7416 Edgewood Road
Building 7401, Suite 5
Annapolis, MD 21403