Whether you want a full-service boatyard or an individual mechanic who will come to your home dock, you'll find that the Chesapeake region is swarming with competent well-trained service technicians and facilities. Look for ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council; www.abycinc.org) certification to ensure the highest standards of quality and professionalism. This section was prepared by the marketing department of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

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Bay Shore Marine
Back Creek | Annapolis
Website: BayshoreMarineEngines.com

For more than 25 years Bay Shore Marine has served the mechanical needs of boaters throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. Awarded 'Gold Plus' status as dealer for both large and small engines by Yanmar, Bay Shore has also received Best of the Bay accolades for service and the parts departments. Dealers for Yanmar, John Deere, Northern Lights/Lugger, Mercruiser, Pleasure Craft Marine/Crusader, Westerbeke/Universal, Volvo Penta. With local sales, service and the best full-service parts department, Bay Shore will get the job done right! Visit us online at: www.BayshoreMarineEngines.com

Brewer Oxford Boat Yard and Marina
Tred Avon River | Oxford, MD
Website: byy.com/oxford

Brewer Oxford is a cruiser-friendly, full-service facility offering repairs, refits & upgrades to recreational boats of all sizes. ABYC & factory certified techs. Services include 75-ton lift, 35 ton hydraulic trailer, full mechanical, carpentry, electrical, welding, fiberglass, rigging, AC, paint, varnish, barrier coating, bottom painting, removal, cleaning and waxing. Ship's store offers huge inventory of hardware, parts, paints, filters, cleaning supplies. Indoor, outdoor & wet storage. Gas & diesel fuel. VHF16 (410)226-5101

Campbell's Boatyards
Town Creek, Tred Avon River | Oxford
Website: campbellsboatyards.com

Campbell's Boatyards has three convenient locations in Oxford. The Bachelor Pt. and Jack's Pt. facilities offer repairs/maintenance services for all boats to include awlgrip paint jobs, varnish work, repowers, carpentry services. Haul-outs/dry storage available, as well as indoor storage. Fuel dock services are available at our Jack's Pt. facility. A Certified Cummins dealer for engine sales and service at our Bachelor Pt. facility. We also offer custom yacht building. Campbell's Yacht Sales at our Bachelor Pt. location!

Clarks Landing
West River | Shady Side 410-867-9550
Crab Alley Bay | Chester 410-604-4300
Website: clarkslandingsearay.com

As the Bay's boating professionals serving all boat brands, Clarks Landing has more than a 30 year reputation for quality service that is second to none. With the only mobile tech service in the region - Clarks Landing's master and certified technicians provide you with complete boat repairs anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Call us today or visit us in Shady Side, just south of Annapolis, or on Kent Island at our two waterfront marinas! Visit us on the web at: www.clarkslanding.com!

Deltaville Marina & Boatyard
Jackson Creek | Deltaville, VA
Websites: deltavillemarina.com

Family owned and operated. We are American Boat & Council Standards accredited which means we are trained to provide the level of quality, knowledge and expertise your boat deserves when she comes in for repairs or maintenance. Our rates are reasonable so you don't have to trust the love of your life to just anyone. Now you can enjoy the confidence of ABYC certified service at reasonable rates.

Deltaville Yachting Center
18355 Puller Road | Deltaville VA
Website: www.dycboat.com

Owned and operated since 2001 by Lew & Onna Grimm, DYC is a clean boatyard & marina providing traditional value & quality service.  The ABYC, Cummins, Yanmar, Harken, Onan & Cruisair trained marine technicians & support staff give each boater personal attention.  Voted Best of The Bay for: Best Small Marina, Best Boatyard, Best Marina for Natural Environment, Best Engine Work, Best Electronics Work, Best General Repairs.  Long & short term storage in slips, hi-dri boatel or boatyard with 50T travel lift. Services include rigging inspections/repairs;gelcoat/fiberglass and paint refinish; refrigeration, generator & A/C repair & installs; gas & diesel engine repair & installs;marine electrical & electronic repair & installs; winterization & spring commissioning.  Service center & dealer for Catalina Yachts & Albemarle, The Carolina Classic.  Mainship & Albin specialists. We look forward to helping you enjoy boating.

Ferry Point Marina | Choptank
Website: www.ferrypointmarinatalbot.com

Ferry Point Marina is a true, full service yard. Our crew has more than 50 years of combined marina and yard experience, as well as over 40 years of combined boat repair, service and maintenance experience. Our certified technicians take pride in completing all projects, properly and efficiently. With 112 slips, acres of dry storage, 50-ton travel lift, fuel dock and fully stocked ship store Ferry Point Marina is properly equipped and eager to handle any project.

Formula X2
Formula X2 CORP | Warrenton, VA

FORMULA X2 is the most complete fuel additive on the market today and the only one that removes water from fuel systems, gasoline or diesel, in any engine 2 or 4 stroke. Once the water has been cleared from the fuel system it will prevent ethanol enriched fuels ability to absorb water from the atmosphere and stop diesel algae and bacteria growth. It is also an excellent fuel system cleaner and stabilizer. Dan Lowery, the distributor for the Chesapeake Bay area & NC is setting up a dealer network. Dan has tested this product in all areas and after 51 years in import auto service and marine service feels there is no match for Formula X2's abilities, and we can prove it!

Hartge Yacht Harbor
West River | Galesville
Website: www.hartgeyachtharbor.com

Located on the scenic West River 4 miles from the Chesapeake Bay and 12 miles south of Annapolis. Family owned since 1865, offering 260 protected slips and 60 moorings. Covered slips also available. Full Service Department with a 50-Ton travel lift and railway. Climate controlled building for spray painting. Winterizing and Decommissioning, Shrink Wrap, Cleaning, Waxing, and Brightwork services. On-site contractors for carpentry, rigging, and mechanical services. Please call for estimates. Pumpout service on-site. Winter storage available. Quiet, picturesque setting. Customer Service is our specialty.

Hartge Yacht Yard
West River | Galesville, MD
Website: hartgeyachtharbor.com

Family owned and operated since 1865, when Emile Alexander Hartge built his first boat. HYY is a full service boatyard with 25 employees experienced in extensive refits & upgrades. Classic and wooden boat repair and restoration is our specialty-from Trumpys to Concordia Yawls to Bay-builts. We take pride in our work and believe in keeping customers informed and finishing jobs as promised at fair and honest pricing. All traditional marine services provided plus metal fabrication, carpentry, rigging, electronics, safety inspections and insurance work. Two travelifts and Brownell trailer for efficient hauling and 18T crane. Year round slips, 500' alongside, and dry storage for 80 boats.

Haven Harbour Marina
Swan Creek | Rock Hall
Website: www.havenharbour.com

Haven Harbour Marina looks like a country club, but we're a serious working yard. A complete range of marine maintenance and repair services are provided on site by specialists in mechanics, carpentry, electronics, fiberglass and gelcoat, spray painting, and air-conditioning/ refrigeration. In the office, our administrative and customer service personnel are always on hand to answer your questions or assist with problems. We provide top quality yacht repairs on time, on budget, with NO EXCUSES!

Herrington Harbour Marinas
Herring Bay | Tracey's Landing
Website: www.herringtonharbour.com

Herrington Harbour North is a full-service marina resort and yacht yard in a beautiful countryside setting. The marina has 600 slips and can accommodate boats up to 100 feet on well kept docks. The full-service or do-it-yourself yacht yard has a hauling capacity to 70 tons. A West Marine store is on site with other services available, such as engine mechanics, ship's carpentry, fiberglass repair, spray painting, canvas and sail repair, electrical, detailing, rigging and propeller shop.

J. Gordon Company, Inc.
Back Creek | Annapolis
Website: www.JGordonCo.com

Hands-on owner Marshall Larner's nearly 50 years in boating includes extensive cruising/racing experience and marina management; which helps him effectively guide owners. At J. Gordon, the focus is on how, where, and how long owners intend to use their boats and then make an evaluation. The staff then lays out a plan of action to spec out minor or major projects to accommodate time and budget. Systems can be designed to be implemented in stages to fit long-range goals, and interiors or equipment can be updated without expensive do-overs. We service all systems, electrical, electronics, air conditioning, water-makers, plumbing, interior carpentry. A dealer for most major manufacturers, J. Gordon is a distributor for D400 wind generators, EM-Trak AIS, Mastervolt, and Sea Recovery. Dealer inquiries invited.

Knapps Narrows Marina & Inn
Chesapeake Bay | Tilghman Island, MD
Website: knappsnarrowsmarina.com

Knapp's Narrows Marina is located just off the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island. A full-service boat yard with a 35-ton travel lift, we specialize in Awlgrip spray painting, blister repair, barrier coats and fiberglass repairs. In addition to our specialties, we offer full services for carpentry, mechanical, electrical, rigging and bright work. We also offer low fixed rates on haul outs, dry storage, shrink wrapping, bottom painting and waxing. Our mid-Bay location makes our slips minutes to some of the best fishing on the Bay. Monthly slips are available for fishing. Certified Clean Marina. 800-322-5181.

Morningstar Marinas
Gwynn's Island | Hudgins, VA
Website: morningstarmarinas.com

At Morningstar Marinas, we know your time is valuable. When the weather is perfect, the fish are biting, and the conditions are ideal, the last thing you want to spend your time doing is waiting on the dock for your boat.
Our highly-trained staff works quickly and efficiently to ensure that your boat is ready when you are, so you can start enjoying your time on the water that much sooner. Call ahead and let us know when you're coming and we'll have your boat stocked with fuel, ice and beverages and waiting for you in the water so you don't miss a single minute of fun.

Port Annapolis Marina
Back Creek | Annapolis MD
Website: www.portannapolis.com

n an impeccably landscaped 16- acre site, Port Annapolis features 75 and 50-ton travel lifts to haul boats 20'-80' and up to 26' wide. You'll also find an expansive ship's store, completely stocked for do-it-yourselfers as well as all other boating supplies. On staff experts include carpentry, fiberglass, barrier coat, engine maintenance & repair, and rigging trades. Mini-storage sheds available. Also complete winterization service--including shrinkwrapping, and the care of fresh water, head, A/C and refrigeration systems.

Porter's Seneca Marina
Seneca Creek | Middle River MD
Website: PortersSenecaMarina.com

Service here goes beyond the ABYC and Merc certified technicians, the 90+ years of combined experience, and the 40'x70' service building.  Since 1979, the Porter family has provided personalized, hands-on care to boats and owners.  They provide a full range of maintenance and repairs from custom fiberglass to painting and detailing to repowering to make your boat look and run like new.  As a Mercury Premier Repower Center, Porter's is well-known around the Bay for outstanding Merc service and an extensive parts inventory.  Call Ray Porter for a free estimate.

Rhode River Marina
Rhode River | Edgewater
Website: RhodeRiverMarina.com

You come to expect excellence and consistency from organizations that have been around awhile, and you'll find it at Rhode River Marina. We have a 70-year history of strong relationships with our boaters, manufacturers and staff, all the while existing as a friendly, full-service marina at the forefront of service standards and equipment sales. We offer slips, dry storage, boat & engine repairs, detailing, and we do it all "in house" instead of going outside-this reflects a financial savings for our customers. Our Technicians are all Factory Trained with Yamaha, Mercury, Mercruiser, Volvo, Yanmar and much more.

Spring Cove Marina
Historic Solomons | Solomons MD
Website: www.springcovemarina.com

Spring Cove Marina's full-service yard offers complete mechanical repair and maintenance, haul-out service with a 50-ton marine travel lift, an indoor facility for boats up to 60 ft. for quality Awlgrip spray painting, bottom painting and detailing and fiberglass and gelcoat repairs. The Boatyard also offers a full range of maintenance and repair services. From marine engine maintenance, repairs and repowers to troubleshooting and installation of electrical systems. The service team can handle prop and shaft work as well as mast and rigging work. Long and short term dry storage and winter storage are also available, and DIY's are also welcome. From top to bottom, Spring Cove Marina's competent staff can assist you with all your maintenance needs.

Tolchester Marina, Inc.
Chesapeake Bay | Chestertown, MD
Website: TolchesterMarina.com

Tolchester Marina is the ideal destination for those looking for a peaceful setting to bring their families. Our protected harbor has direct access to the bay. Tolchester Marina is a full service marina with over 125 years of combined boat repair experience. Our factory trained mechanics have performed hundreds of repowers. Amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool, beach and beach bar with weekend entertainment. Visit Tolchester Marina, the best kept secret on the Bay.

Worton Creek Marina
Worton Creek | Chestertown
Website: www.wortoncreek.com

Offering superior yacht service just 1.5 miles off the Bay, Worton Creek specializes in all aspects of refurbishment, repair, maintenance, and customizing. The staff is highly skilled in wood, fiberglass, paint (including Awlgrip/Alexseal), gas or diesel engines, ship systems and rigging.The marina handles routine bottom work to highly customized interior and exterior redesign and construction projects. The yard is widely known for the remanufacture of 31 Bertrams. Worton Creek has 25 and 70T lifts and a 7,000 sq.ft. temperature controlled workshop for year-round service. They are consistently a "Best of the Bay" winner for "Maintenance Boatyard" and "Mom & Pop Marina."

Zahniser's Yachting Center
Back Creek | Solomons, MD
Website: Zahnisers.com

Zahniser's, located in Historic Solomons Island, is the mid-Bay's most comprehensive marine facility serving Power & Sail. Providing professional and courteous service, ZYC offers a full-service repair yard. Services include Hauling up to 75 ton / 25 ft wide, Engine Repowering by factory trained mechanics, Custom Carpentry, Fiberglass Repairs, Integrated Electronic installations, Painting, and Rigging. Visit our website and see why Zahniser's is voted "Best of the Bay". Call Service Manager, Craig Bumgarner to discuss your repair needs.

Zimmerman Marine
Mobjack Bay | Mathews, VA
Broad Creek | Deltaville, VA
Herrington Harbour | Deale, MD
Southport | Southport, NC
Website: ZimmermanMarine.com

For more than three decades, Zimmerman Marine has specialized in boat maintenance, repairs, and refits. At each of our four locations: Southport NC to Annapolis MD, you'll find a service yard small enough to know you and your boat personally, backed by a company large enough to support the expertise and equipment required to service modern boats. We provide engine repairs, repowers, marine electricians, cosmetic repairs, fiberglass structural repairs, spray painting, varnish application, yacht carpentry, interior modifications, and custom boatbuilding.