We’re sure you’ve heard that preventative maintenance is one of the most important ways to insure a hassle free boating season…well it’s true! It can also save you money in the long run. Nothing is worse than planning a trip for weeks only to end up dead in the water because of an inexpensive part that could have been replaced before it failed. Many situations like this can be avoided with a proper post-season winterization that prepares your boat for storage and a succssful launch in the spring.
Percy is certified to work on Volvo engines and as it turned out I had Volvo XDP out-drives on the boat, which I was not aware were discontinued. I even had 2 surveys done on the boat before purchasing and was not made aware of this. Percy couldn’t even get the parts needed to fix the out-drive. Volvo really should have recalled this poor out-drive model and they didn’t. I feel sorry for anyone who has these as they will fail and your only option is to replace with new ones of a different model.
A tail-spin of unfortunate events occurred from there on out. We had to replace both out-drives with different models, the insurance would only cover the damaged one, then the replacement transom shields were on back order…it has now been almost 4 months and although I have lost the entire season, Percy has been there for me the entire way. He got on phone calls with me to try to fight the insurance company to cover both out-drives (and he even did this when he was transporting a boat down in the Caribbean). He offered me the services of his own personal marine lawyer and got me to where I am today. I now have 2 new Volvo out-drives with warranty and we were able to do it for a price I could afford. I cannot tell you how amazing this man has been and I now will be storing my boat and having all further maintenance/winterizing done through Aquaman Marine and specifically Percy only. I cannot tell you how many phone calls, text messages and emails we have transferred throughout this summer and he has just been an absolute pleasure to work with. I TRUST him COMPLETELY and would not let anyone other than him touch my boat.
Thank you Percy and Aquaman Marine for your patience and all of your hard work!