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Old 15-09-2021, 14:34   #1
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Refit and boat work recommendations on West Florida coast?

Does anyone have any recommendations of marinas or boatyards on the west coast of Florida (preferably Tampa area), that can work on a 44ft cat (21ft beam), with Yanmar engines?

The engines need a lot of maintenance, new batteries and electrical work, and bottom sand/paint.

I figured someone like Just Cats would be great, but probably have a long waitlist and are on the opposite coast.
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Does anyone have any recommendations of marinas or boatyards on the west coast of Florida (preferably Tampa area), that can work on a 44ft cat (21ft beam), with Yanmar engines?

The engines need a lot of maintenance, new batteries and electrical work, and bottom sand/paint.

I figured someone like Just Cats would be great, but probably have a long waitlist and are on the opposite coast.
You looking in an area with a very thin population of sailboats, especially large ones. That means good experienced sailboat service people are few and far between.
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Old 15-09-2021, 19:55   #3
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You looking in an area with a very thin population of sailboats, especially large ones. That means good experienced sailboat service people are few and far between.
Thin as compared to what? Annapolis ?
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Old 16-09-2021, 00:39   #4
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Re: Refit and boat work recommendations on West Florida coast?

For sure a ton of boats but honestly maybe one yard in St Pete can haul that beam and possibly one of the commercial yards in Tampa. Possibly one yard in Ft Myers beach has a lift that wide. Bob and Annie’s but it’s a railway and expensive laydays.
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For sure a ton of boats but honestly maybe one yard in St Pete can haul that beam and possibly one of the commercial yards in Tampa. Possibly one yard in Ft Myers beach has a lift that wide. Bob and Annieís but itís a railway and expensive laydays.


Sadly Bob and Annieís no longer operate the railway so not very multihull friendly.
I think both Gulf Ways and Diversified could handle that beam in Ft Myers Beach.
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Old 16-09-2021, 10:52   #6
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Re: Refit and boat work recommendations on West Florida coast?

Try Yachts Solutions LLC in Cortez, we are 21 feet wide and they pulled out our cat.
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Old 16-09-2021, 14:27   #7
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Re: Refit and boat work recommendations on West Florida coast?

Try the Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage Yard in Placida, FL.
941-828-0216 and check of the maximum width they are able to handle. There are several cats in the yard. Next door is the Safe Cove Boat Storage Yard. You can look them up and ask there too. I personally use the CHBS Yard and they are great folks. It's a good DYI yard with plenty of good service available.
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Old 16-09-2021, 14:53   #8
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Try Viking Boat Works, Snead island Marina or Sailors Wharf- all in the St Pete area. THey are all good yards and if none of them can accommodate your boat, they’ll probably offer reliable recommendations.
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Thank you for all the suggestions. I've reached out by email to every suggestion made to see if I can send over the survey.
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