BEAUFORT, N.C. — Jarrett Bay Boatworks has expanded existing amenities at its 175-acre Beaufort yard to facilitate the servicing of outboards, inboard/outboards, outdrives, sail drives, generators and PWCs.
In addition, Joel Topie has been hired as Jarrett Bay's shop manager after spending the last decade as service manager for National Boat Mart in Indianapolis. Topie's gas service experience began at the Inland Marine Institute, where he graduated with honors in 1985.
Topie has since worked with several marine service providers, gaining experience in troubleshooting and repairing a variety of marine engines and systems, as well as Onan and Westerbeke generators. In addition to receiving Yamaha Service Managers training, he is also a Yamaha Technical Training Honors Graduate, a Mercruiser Master Technician, an OMC Outboard Master Technician, Mercury Outboard Certified, OMC Cobra Certified and Honda Outboard Certified.
Herb Roberts, formerly of Morehead Marine in Morehead City, will be joining Topie to provide mechanical services. Roberts has extensive Mercury and Yamaha training under his belt: he is certified on OMC outboards as a master technician and as a Yamaha Master Technician for both 2- and 4-stroke technology, achieving Yamaha 5-Star Certification.
Long-standing Jarrett Bay service expert Brian Wade returns to the Outside Machinist crew heading up the fully equipped service van for off-site customers.
"We are extremely excited here at Jarrett Bay, and proud to provide enhanced services to our customers," Jarrett Bay President Randy Ramsey said in a release. " We look forward to serving the boating community at large, and hope to make many new friends along the way."
Jarrett Bay is offering a Grand Opening special reduced labor rate of $80.00 per hour and a 10% discount on parts. The offer is valid April 18 through May 13.
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