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    The Basics of Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring

    Last updated 4 years ago

    For boaters in the Northeast United States, spring is the best time to get your pleasure boat back into the water. Preseason preparation entails safety checks that protect you and your boat from dangerous conditions and circumstances that will curb your enjoyment. Observe the following principles to prepare your boat for spring and keep your vessel on the water all season long.

    Engine Maintenance Visually inspect the engine to make sure all parts and components, including fuel hoses, tank surfaces, clamps, and fittings, are where they should be. Fuel hoses shouldn’t be cracked, brittle, or soft. Hoses and pulleys shouldn’t fit loosely or have a black substance surrounding them. Check all fluid levels as well. Oil, coolant, steering fluid, and drive lubricants should all be replaced before storing your boat for the winter, but check again before hitting the water.

    Electrical Inspection Have a technician or electrician inspect your boat’s electrical system annually. You should also perform a self-check immediately before bringing your boat back out for spring. Wire-brush all terminals and cable ends, as corrosion can cause safety problems such as combustion. Test your battery’s charge to assure that you don’t strand yourself on the water your first time out this season.

    Hull and Propeller Protection Never take your boat out if the propellers are damaged are if the hull is cracked or unstable. Not only can you end up stranded if the propellers stop working, but they can cause gradual damage to your drive train, which would result in expensive repairs. As for the hull, look for cracks, warped surfaces, and blisters. Also, don’t forget to plug the drain before setting out.

    At Yarmouth Boat Yard, we care about your boating safety, which is why we take excellent care of your boat. We also provide boat maintenance and repair services throughout the season at our marina. Call us at (877) 401-3461 to learn more about our marina services, including new and used boat sales.

    Maine Boatbuilders Show: March 16-18, 2013

    Last updated 4 years ago

    The Maine Boatbuilders Show is different from the other shows in Maine. The actual designer/builder of the boats is often on-hand to answer questions and provide information. It is considered the finest gathering of wooden and fiberglass custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also, sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders are there to discuss and sell their work.

    Photos of us at the New England Boat Show

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Meet Andy Lebel. He'll be at the boat show all week long.

    Steve Arnold - the owner of Yarmouth Boat Yard

    Check out this Rosborough boat at the New England Boat Show!

    Eastern Boat - check out the 4 cyllinder 150's!

     

    Upcoming Boat Shows Provide Opportunity for Best Deals and Greatest Selection of the Year

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Savvy boating enthusiasts are marking their calendar for the upcoming boat shows. Each year the annual boat shows provide boaters a chance to see the newest makes and models and receive the best deals of the year on new boat purchases.

    Yarmouth Boat Yard is pleased to announce their participation in the following 2013 boat shows. Please contact Steve Arnold at 207-846-9050 or steve@ybyboats.com for information on any of the upcoming shows.

    The New England Boat Show: February 16-24, 2013

    Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 415 Summer Street in Boston, the New England Boat Show is the largest show in the region. There are a number of learning opportunities as well as the widest selection of power boats and sail boats in one place in New England. From the "Welcome to the Water" boater orientation discussion to "Fred's Shed" - a chance to watch expert wrench slinger Fred and "The Boating Guy" demonstrate and explain common marine repair services, there are numerous outstanding boater education opportunities.

    The selection of boats and marine products is unprecedented and includes the finest boats and accessories available anywhere. Check out the complete list of boats for sale available at the show by brand.

    Yarmouth Boat Yard will have a large selection of new boats on-hand including the Eastern 20' Center Console, Eastern 248 Islander, new for 2013 Eastern 27' Islander, Eastern 31' and Rosborough 246 Sedan Cruiser.

    Click here to access your "How to Shop the Boat Show" handbook. There is also an Official Boat Show Guide available online.

    The Portland Boat Show: February 28 - March 3, 2013

    Held at the Portland Sports Complex at 512 Warren Avenue in Portland, The Portland Boat Show offers plenty of free parking and the largest display area of any local boat show. From pontoon boats to tournament ski boats, the exhibitors provide the show an incredible array of boats for you to see and experience first-hand.

    The list of the boats on display by Yarmouth Boat Yard include Eastern 20' Center Console, Eastern 22' Center Console, Eastern 248 Islander, Eastern 27' Islander, Pursuit 260 Center, Pursuit 265 Dual Console, and Rosborough 246 Sedan Cruiser.

    Boat Sales

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    Last updated 3 years ago

    We are proud to be a Top 10 and Elite dealer for Pursuit boats. We also sell new and used Eastern and Rosborough boats as well as a diverse selection of pre-owned boats. We have a complete Parts & Service department and carry a full line of Honda and Suzuki motors and are an authorized Service Center for Yamaha, Evinrude and Mercury engines.

    Visit our website for more information.

     
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