Boating Tips: Service Yard Walkthrough

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Have you ever wondered what happens in a marina service yard? Join us as we walk through the service yard at MarineMax Clearwater. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.

In our service yard, we install engines, clean boats and otherwise rig your boat for delivery. If you’re following along in our video, you’ll see a beautiful Galeon 325 GTO getting ready for delivery.

Dockside Discoveries

Heading down the docks you’ll find a number of vessels both undergoing rigging and also being shown to prospective buyers. Our service docks on the water are strategically designed to accommodate larger vessels for maintenance, repairs, and preparations.

The Travel Lift

The travel lif is a necessary and gargantuan piece of the yard. For those unfamiliar, this impressive machine is a key player in getting larger vessels in and out of the water. The straps, controlled by cables, lower the boat into the water, embracing the boat's belly. Once secured, the boat is lifted out of the water, allowing our technicians to perform the necessary tasks. This travel lift is a game-changer, offering unparalleled flexibility compared to traditional methods. With its weight capacity and adjustable gantry, it ensures that even the most substantial vessels can be expertly handled.

Bottom Painting and Maintenance

Bottom painting is a meticulous process that isn’t all just about looks, it can also help extend the life and performance of your boat. Bottom painting is not a one-and-done deal; it requires periodic attention to prevent the growth of barnacles and moss.

Even with the bottom painted, a professional diver should periodically inspect and clean it to ensure optimal performance and prevent any unwanted build-up.

Conclusion: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Our tour of the marina service yard offers a glimpse into the world of MarineMax and the meticulous care our technicians provide to keep your vessels seaworthy. From rigging to bottom painting, every step is taken with precision and expertise. So, whether you're a proud owner or just an admirer of the maritime world, rest assured that MarineMax has your back, ensuring you can enjoy the open waters without worry.

We’ll see you out there.


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