In this paper I want to describe some of the things that we do for and with our clients that are truly unique in the industry.
Above and Beyond, defined...
Truly a cut above--Our charter and private boats are equipped above and beyond anything else out there!
We take great pride in the extraordinary service we offer our clients as a result of our 38 years of experience.
We have developed a team of exceptional people and as a result, we offer much more than the typical dealer who basically orders a boat from the factory set up in some factory perceived average way with no input from you or recognition of your particular cruising style.
We go much further.
We meet with you and discuss a systems approach to commissioning. This includes offering custom commissioning based on your input. Go to the left column for Above and Beyond here, or simply scroll down.
Water filters. We are
installing fresh water filters so you can get the cleanest, best tasting
water right from the galley tap. It won't be necessary to lug on cases of
bottled water anymore!
Above and Beyond
1. Things that make your boat even more special and/or to be installed on charter boats.
Ideas we're about to incorporate into our boats.
1. Fresh Water filter.
The 3M US-B1 Recreational Vehicle/Marine Filtration System provides biologically safe drinking water for you and your family. When you leave the house, leave the bottled water at home and install the US-B1 in your boat or RV today!
The 3M RV and Marine Filtration Systems are designed for consumers who want great tasting water and improved water quality from their tanks and hose hookups.
2. Killing smells--an ozone generator.
Just beginning to investigate. Link to good information and a company that produces 110V, household units. More to come. Good ones can be had for around $300.
3. Security for you. (Includes a new way to lock your boat)
Simple, motion detector alarm-self contained, with stickers. Sounds a piercing 130db siren to scare off potential intruders. Create your own security code.
Combination hatch lock. On monohulls it installs on your sliding hatch to prevent it from being able to be slid. Self set your combination. No more fumbling for keys, or playing who's got the keys.
Another system, under $1,000 click here.
2. More about commissioning
Imagine you're buying a new house. It comes: in red brick with a black roof and standard landscaping. Inside you have all tile floors, standard appliances, Formica counters and cabinets. That's it. Few if any other choices.
You probably wouldn't buy a house like that where you couldn't specify how you wanted it, yet that's exactly what most boat buyers do.
They don't understand that boat builders offer products for Mr. Average. They package in stuff they get cheap, or that has high margins (for them!)
We take a different approach. We offer you a 6 page list of custom options. In most cases, your boat will be a blend of what we have found to be good value options from the factory, and better equipment we can get locally.
We analyze your specific requirements from a systems approach point of view. We take into consideration a companies track record with warranty and support. How the equipment affects electrical loads or boat balance. And, most importantly what specifically is your cruising style.
With all of this in hand, we make recommendations and in virtually every case, but together a boat that meets your requirements and will give you the most enjoyment you can have.
Here are some important links to consider:
Your boat, how do you want it? A form to express your preferences. (Please, only send it if you are within a few months of ordering a new boat or buying a used boat.
Commissioning done right. Our service manager shares some of his thoughts on ways to get your boat commissioned better, for less.
What others say. Here's a chance to review some of the comments offered by other happy owners!
"Namaste" can be chartered out of New England, or Annapolis. 410-263-1818
Bay Yacht Agency, "On the harbor, Annapolis" Since 1972
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