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What to Look for in a Marine Service Department

What to Look for in a Marine Service Department

When it comes to the maintenance of your power boat, proper boat service is essential. At Rhode River Marina, we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of services and expert knowledge to keep your boat in top shape. Read on to explore what to look for in a marine service department and the qualifications that set Rhode River Marina apart.

Factory-Trained Technicians

At Rhode River Marina, we understand the importance of having highly skilled technicians work on your boat. Our marine service department is staffed with factory-trained professionals who have undergone rigorous training specific to Mercury Outboards and Verado, Yamaha Outboards, Suzuki Outboards, MerCruiser Stern Drives and Inboards, Volvo Penta and IPS, Kohler, and Westerbeke Generators. Our expertise ensures that your boat is in capable hands and that all service and repairs are performed to the highest standards.

Certifications and Partnerships

One of the key indicators of a reliable marine service department is its certifications and partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers. Rhode River Marina is a certified dealership for Yamaha Outboards, offering a range of Yamaha-powered boat packages. We are also an authorized Mercury Outboard, MerCruiser, and Diesel dealer, providing sales and premier services for these renowned brands. Additionally, as a Suzuki Outboard and Volvo Penta dealer, we have the expertise to handle various engine types and models. Our partnership with Kholer Generators further demonstrates our commitment to comprehensive boat service.

As an exclusive Yamalube Service Center, we have specialized knowledge and access to genuine Yamalube products, ensuring that your Yamaha-powered boat receives the highest level of care. Moreover, our V12 Verado certification proves our expertise in servicing the cutting-edge V12 Verado outboard engines from Mercury.

Premier Service

We are dedicated to delivering top-quality services that exceed customer expectations. Additionally, we are proud recipients of the Customer Satisfaction Index Award, which reflects our ability to consistently provide exceptional service. Our premier services cover various aspects, including Diesel Premier, MerCruiser Premier, and Outboard Premier, ensuring that we can meet the unique needs of different boat owners.


In addition to our certifications and qualifications, positive reviews from our satisfied customers speak volumes about the quality of our marine service department. Read firsthand testimonials from boat owners whose positive reviews highlight our attention to detail, professionalism, and the peace of mind our customers have when entrusting their boats to us. We value the trust placed in us by our clients and strive to exceed their expectations with every service we provide.

Selecting a reputable marine service department is crucial for the performance and longevity of your power boat. As a certified dealership, we offer a wide range of services backed by factory-trained technicians, certifications from leading manufacturers, and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Whether you require routine maintenance, repairs, or specialized services, Rhode River Marina is dedicated to ensuring that your boat receives the care it deserves. Trust us to keep your vessel in optimal condition, allowing you to make the most of your time on the water. Contact us today if you have any questions about our services!