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There’s no such thing as a FREE (or nearly-free) BOAT!

  Yep, you know her — she’s the one waiting seductively by the side of the road. Like Circe, the enchantress, she calls your name every time you pass. Like the sirens who mesmerized sailors, she summons you to the sea — you can’t resist her. Her name is “FREE BOAT.”  When you first see her, she has an aura and glow, like a full moon rising over the horizon. In your eyes, she has […]

Mr. Kelly’s Chair

  Mark Miller, Ferry Point Marina’s Mechanical Services Manager, was recently commissioned to custom-modify a special lift chair for Mr. Robert Kelly. This is an example of a challenge that Mark delights in – because of the inherent engineering puzzle, but more so because of the hours of enjoyment on the water that it will bring for Mr. Kelly. The crew at Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard prides itself upon going the extra mile to find […]

Battery Best Practices

Answering your top 4 battery care questions (5 Minute Read) We had quite a few good questions and animated conversations after our recent post About Batteries, particularly concerning winter storage and the care of your battery. We thought this might be a good opportunity to ask our Mechanical Department Manager, Mark Miller, to explore this topic further. Mark’s procedure for checking a battery (included in our standard Ferry Point Marina Winterization service) is to first […]

Winter “Lay-Up?”

Does your marine insurance provider give you a discount for Winter “Lay-up?” This week, in our Timely Tips column, we’re including a note that our Mechanical Department Manager, Mark Miller received. We think that you’ll find it to be very informative. Q: Hey Mark. Hope you and your family had a great holiday. I was wondering if you had time to take a look at the boat. I am keeping it in the water but […]

About Batteries

  Have you ever wondered why there are so many different sizes or types of batteries? Did you know that every battery serves a specific functionality? This is especially true with marine batteries – and additionally, every boat is unique and has different power requirements. Our knowledgeable mechanical team at Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard has  assembled some helpful information to help you understand more about keeping your battery in tip-top shape. Let’s dive in, shall we? 12 […]