"The BIGGEST little ship's store on the Intracoastal"

Yacht Services, Division of Can Am Marine, INC

First Mate Yacht Services, St. Augustine, FL
First Mate Yacht Services, St. Augustine, FL

235 Yacht Club Dr., Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, St. Augustine, FL  32084     MAP                        904-829-0184

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Services We Offer

Contaminated Fuel?

Water can get into your fuel tank through several ways.  If the seal on the fill of your tank is bad or if there is a leak in your cooling system, water can invade your fuel.  Also, failure to keep tanks topped of will allow condensation to accumulate in your tank.  If your boat is not used for long periods of time, algae and rust can form in the tank.  We have a Parker 10 micron diesel fuel filtering machine with trained operators who will come to your boat to clean fuel and get you up and running in no time.

 

Refrigeration

We have service personnel to work on a variety of U.S. and European refrigerator models.  In most cases, we can have someone at your boat with in 24 hours so you are minimally inconvenienced.  Since refrigeration is one of the service areas which often demands ordering of special parts, we can usually have what you need the next business day.

 

Mechanical

Our mechanical service department has earned the reputation of superior service provided at a fair price.  The staff takes time each year to attend factory seminars to stay current with equipment and service technical information.

 

We stock parts for Yanmar, Westerbeke, Marine Air, and Universal.  We can also have other parts delivered within 24 hours.

 

Cosmetic Repairs

Damage to stainless steel, chrome, aluminum, and brass can bring a boat's value down.  We have skilled artisans who offer their services by our recommendations.  Welding shops, metal fabrication, and fiberglass repairs are among our resource contacts.  We also have woodworkers, canvas and sail repair, rigging, electronics repair and installation and outboard motor shops nearby to assist you in solving other boating needs.

 

Diving

A bottom with growth or barnacles will hinder your boat's performance, whether sail or power.  Our certified divers can clean the bottom, check condition of zincs, transducer, speedoheads, shafts and props.  We also provide underwater surveys, replace props, thru-hull fittings, cutlass bearings, struts, shafts, steering cables, and provide a complete written report after each dive.

 

Monthly Service Program

If you have to be away from your boat for extended periods, you'll have peace of mind knowing someone experienced and knowledgeable is watching out for it, inside and out.  On our initial call we will go over all the working systems on your boat so that we are thoroughly familiar with them.  We will record all start up, operating, and shut-down procedures.

 

Then, on a once a week basis, we will check your mooring lines and fenders for wear and chafe and ensure that your boat is securely attached.  We will check bilge water levels, operate all pumps and check your battery.

 

Once a month, we engage the transmission under a load to keep the gears lubricated, run the engine(s), check A/C refrigeration systems pumps and seals, activate the pressure wash system, operate all electrical or mechanical systems, and check the battery water levels and voltage.

 

Our objective is to have the boat ready for you to get on and take out safely, so we check fire extinguisher levels, monitor dates for oil or fuel filter changes and look for anything that may spoil your fun.

 

We keep a written report of each visit, giving you the summary at the end of the month.  If any emergency or serious problems develop, we will contact you immediately.

 

Keeping Up Appearances

With First Mate on board, you are on a vacation from cleaning or waxing.  Call us to wash your boat or to redo your teak, wax, or polishing.

 

Office - While You Are Away From the Office

We offer 24-hour fax receiving, and we offer fax sending during regular business hours.  We also have copiers, pickup and delivery of express mail or packages, and other business needs.  Call us to let us know how we can help you.

 

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