I wanted to compliment your company on the great service you provided me on short notice as a transient boater. I had tried to have the Raymarine problems fixed in 3 different marinas over our 2200 mi voyage from MI with no luck. The great young man that represented your company was a professional and I want to personally tell you how much we appreciated his expertise.
John, just a note to thank you and the team at Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard. Haul out and winter storage was smooth as usual. What was NOT usual was the excellent exterior painting for Grace. The prep work and extensive work on the swim step was carefully completed. The paint job was just terrific and better than new. Please thank the crew. (Being the first launch of the season was a special treat as well.)
Dave & Catherine
Just a quick note to let you know that everything on our boat has been working perfectly since we left the yard last week. We sailed along under all sails the day we left at 7.5 to 8 knots down the Chesapeake as long as the winds allowed, and motor sailed much the rest of the way.
Our new steering has been rock solid — nice to not have to reach down there and tighten a bolt every few hours anymore. We’ve been anchoring every night using the new windlass. I vastly prefer it over the old electric windlass we had. And all the new electric gadgets have been quite handy.
We also got the Dickinson heater working — nice to be keeping warm! However, as we arrived in Beaufort, NC yesterday afternoon, the heater is proving less necessary — it’s getting warmer. We’re waiting on some weather to blow through, then we’ll head outside and aim for St. Augustine probably Saturday.
Thanks for all the quality work that you guys did for us! We feel great knowing that our boat is now safe, and are finding it a pleasure to be out on the water again. We know that we were incredibly fortunate to have brought our boat to Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard, that we couldn’t have gotten better work done elsewhere, nor found so many helpful, patient and knowledgeable people. Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard has our highest recommendation on all accounts!
Please tell everyone hi!
Jeremy & Jamie
Dear AHBY crew,
A sincere thanks to all of you for the recent work done on KIKA, our Tartan 4600. The new teak/stainless rub rail fabrication/installation was expertly done and exceeded my admittedly high expectations. Its design and integration with the existing teak toe rail was all I had hoped for and truly enhances the lines of the boat.
Likewise, the new hull paint and striping combo looks spectacular. Not only were the end results spectacular, Susan and I truly appreciated the efforts and patience all of you showed as we went through the process of deciding exactly which look was right for us.
I cannot tell you the number of comments and compliments we have already received regarding the upgrades from people walking A dock at Mears or seeing her under sail out on the Bay. Be assured that we immediately credit your work and craftsmanship for the beautiful end result and have wholeheartedly recommended you guys to all who have admired your professional handy work. Undoubtedly, more opportunities will follow.
Thanks again to all and kudos for maintaining your high standards.
I am very pleased with the panel. Especially pleased with the fast and professional service provided. Will definitely use your services again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend you.
Imagine being able to go to one doctor for every medical problem you’ve ever had —Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard is that doctor for your boat.
Our 42′ Tayana, Santosha, has been at AHBY two years in a row for repairs and maintenance. During our first experience we had our boot stripe awlgripped, hull waxed, repairs to our gel-coat, prop re-pitched, our engine aligned, cutlass bearing replaced, and an access panel cut from below deck to one of our stanchions. Each of these items was completed “in house” by one of the experts at AHBY. Everyone who worked on Santosha was knowledgeable, friendly, and answered every question we asked with precision. We left with a shiny boat and felt really good about our experience at the yard.
In our most recent trip to AHBY we had our rigging tuned and a lower shroud replaced. We also had them inspect one of our fuel tanks as we were concerned it may need to be replaced due to rust. When it comes to our boat (which we live and cruise on) we completely trust the opinion of the guys at AHBY. It is so comforting to be able to take our boat to one place and get any repair we need and may want. I’m not sure if anyone enjoys taking their boat to the yard and having to deal with the stress and money of boat maintenance but I have to say these guys make you feel so at home and taken care of that you might even look forward to coming!
Gabrielle & Marty Sulc