TESTIMONIALS

Customer Testimonials

Here's what our customers have to say about D & S Marine Inc!

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GREAT TRANSOM REPLACEMENT JOB !!! I picked up a 18' Sylvan Rodmaster Boat early 1980's model last Summer. The deck and transom were shot. After replacing the deck myself, I checked around in town and was told this was the place to get the transom done. I brought the boat up there and was given an on the spot written estimate. I liked the price and left the boat there. The next day I purchased a tarp to cover the boat, brought it there, and one of the employees dropped what he was doing and helped me cover the boat. Prior to the purchase they told me over the phone what size tarp to get, AFTER STOPPING WHAT THEY WERE DOING WHEN I CALLED AND GOING OUTSIDE TO MEASURE THE BOAT. The replacement was done quickly and I am VERY SATISFIED with how solid and professionally the work turned out. Great, friendly people running this place and the work they do is THE BEST! I saw several other boats inside in various stages of repair/restoration, as they DO IT ALL IN BOAT REPAIRS. (see their website!). If you need ANYTHING done on a boat, TAKE IT HERE. Thank you guys for the great and fast work!!! 

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Gary Dienhart

This review is long overdue. I own a 2015 Lund 1775 Impact that had paint issues. The paint was soft. My local dealer arranged thru Lund to have D & S to repaint my boat from the bottom up. New decals - the whole 9 Yards. I was very skeptical at first because it was not going back to the factory for this. 

Well, let me tell you. These guys did a great job. The boat looked new again. They did a better job than the factory. And actually wanted to make sure I was completely satisfied. Quality's not found in too many businesses today. Thanks, guys, for a great job.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Joe Draffkorn

Very pleased with the repairs done to my boat! Would highly recommend them! Thank you for an outstanding job!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Don Jarvis

My 1997 Ranger 681vs and I had a very, very bad 2015 and got to know D & S very well. Suffice to say they've done extensive trailer and hull work for me. I probably own the best looking Ranger 681VS in the country. These guys are why. Their work is superb.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Craig Shaver

I had Bob and Jeff rebuild the interior and exterior of my 1995 Mirrocraft boat. They installed a new fish finder, trolling motor, new batteries and recharger, new led trailer lights, new boat cover, new seats, rebuilt the floor and new carpet. The boat is like new. They did an awesome job. I highly recommend them! Thank you for restoring my father' s boat!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Steve Freeman

Bob and Jeff did a first class job replacing the transom on my 2000 Crestliner SuperHawk. They clearly explained the repair and timeline for completion. They finished sooner than expected. I couldn't be happier with the result. I would highly recommend them for repair.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Leo Plese

I had my transom replaced on a 2006 Crestliner 1850 Fish Hawk. We agreed on the date to drop the boat off and the date for pick up. Jeff and Bob did a great job on replacing the transom wood and repair and on time frame discussed.
 
Excellent job, the boat is better than new, very personable, professional and courteous.
 
I would highly recommend taking your boat for repair to D & S Marine if you need repair. You will not be disappointed.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Lane Donati

Our new to us 2000 Supra Legacy was badly faded and had multiple gouges in the gel coat. D & S buffed out the oxidation and repaired/color matched the gouges. If you didn't know where to look, you'd never know that they repaired the damage to the gel. The purple gel coat came back extremely well considering it was very faded to start. We are very pleased with the work and will be back this fall to have gel coat repair performed on the keel/chines.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Dan Miller

I dented the bottom of my Crestliner transom on a boat ramp. D & S had to remove the motor and transom and weld everything back together. Finished by matching the exterior paint. Top notch outfit, very professional, the job was done on time and per estimate. On top of that, I got 8 mph back on the top end.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
David McParlane

We were traveling on our way back to Michigan from Minnesota when we noticed that the coupler on our boat trailer was on the verge of failing. We called D & S and spoke to Jeff who made time for us and did a "while you wait" repair on the trailer and had us back on the road in no time.
 
Their service was extraordinary. They cleared their schedule to take care of us and were extremely kind and courteous and went out of their way to make the repair.
 
They went the extra mile and helped us out by doing those little extras like changing out my trailer ball and helped me with some wiring issues on the trailer.
 
Thanks so much to Jeff and his guys!

Type of repair: Trailer service
Rating: 5
Tim and Jennifer

This summer on the 1st evening of our vacation we were hit by another boat which then left the scene. After a very stressful couple of days, the owner was caught and took full responsibility. The accident left major damage to our boat and when we worked it out with the insurance company, I immediately brought it into D & S for an estimate. 

Once the insurance company reviewed the details, they gave the approval. I just picked our boat up and I am extremely pleased with how it turned out. For a 19-year-old boat, it looks brand new! Bob and Jeff have a top-notch business and great customer service. I have always heard positive feedback and after my experience, I understand why. Thanks, D & S!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Marshall Barkley

My aluminum Crestliner had damage from vandalism. The dealer recommended D & S for painting and graphics.
 
The completed repairs made the boat look better than new.
 
Jeff & Bob were great to work with and their workmanship is outstanding.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Jim E.

These fellows are the greatest. They repaired my boat in the time they said they would and the repair cost was less than the original estimate.
 
These guys were very customer oriented and appreciated my business.
 
If ever I needed work on my boat in the future, they would definitely get my business.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
A Pipitone

I had cracks in the fiberglass from another boat impacting mine. Jeff and Bob were amazing and had me back and going in a short time. The boat looks amazing and everything matched perfectly! I would not take my boat anywhere else for repair work.
 
Thank you, and you earned my business.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Ryan Amendt

Our 73 Tahiti Jet boat is a family heirloom that has been neglected for years. It needed a complete rebuild of the floor, stringers, and transom. Multiple repairs to the hull along with stripping the paint that had been applied to cover the original gel coat and then an entirely new gel coat. 

We wanted the old school heavy metal flake from the 70's. D & S did it all, the boat is better than new and the gel coat and metal flake are top notch. We can't say enough about how happy we are with the entire process and results.
 
Thank you

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
The Cutters

Jeff & Bob at D & S recently installed our sonar electronics on our new 2015 Legend 191 "Alpha" bass boat. The install was completed in a very timely manner and the quality of the install was superb. When it comes to drilling holes in a new boat...we wouldn't feel comfortable with anybody except D & S Marine!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Franz Olson

My boat looks brand new. I ripped the side of my Lund 2025 Pro V Aluminum Boat. Also had multiple dents. D & S repaired and painted it to look like it never happened.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Todd Crull

D & S has detailed and done fiberglass repairs on my Crownline for 14 years and my boat still looks like new. I would highly recommend them.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Jim Sszymanski

Had the guys at D & S replace the rub rail on my 1700 Lund as well as replacing the aerator and bilge pumps. The work was done very timely and reasonably and they are good people to work with. I would highly recommend them!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Craig Peterson

I've had my Ranger 620 into Bob and Jeff a couple times now. From exterior repairs to changing out the hubs on the trailer, their pride in workmanship shows. Great guys, great work, very timely. D & S Marine is the only place I'll go!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Gary Finley

Had a complete detail done. Repaired some cracks and gouges in the fiberglass. Replaced the snaps and some pinstripes. Took a little longer than expected but overall a good experience. Bob and Jeff were very friendly and helpful. Thanks, guys.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 4
Cal Callaway

D & S has done fiberglass work on my boats for 18 years. I've always been very happy with the work. I highly recommend them.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Mark Belter

I had the guys cut down the transom on my Lowe 1652 to accommodate my short-shaft Honda. They did a GREAT JOB! Looks like a Lowe factory job. Thanks, guys!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Les Fritz

D & S was recommended by Millers Sport Center in Lanark for some damage to the bow. The boat was delivered to D & S and the estimate and conversations were all done by phone and email. The estimate was reasonable and I agreed to it over the phone. 

The work was completed and I didn't get to see the results for a few weeks. When I did get to see it, the results were awesome. It was done so well that I could not tell it was even damaged! Thank you!

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Glenn Nelson

Aluminum damage to the port side of my Lund. Staff was professional and friendly. Excellent work! Boat back to new.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Chris Whelan

We row skinny, fragile boats at the Rockford Rowing Crew and have repairs done on a seasonal basis. From repainting to complete fiberglass repairs, we have had A-1 service and work products.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Tom Graceffa

Had them repair two puncture wounds in my Ranger 690VS. Also had them repair other nicks and scratches in the gel coat while doing a detail. Trailer carpet was replaced, too. Work was completed in the time frame specified and they were much less expensive than a buddy (?) of mine in the fiberglass boat repair business. Great work.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Mark Boettcher

I just recently had the floor and carpet done on my 1995 Tuffy Renegade. Bob and Jeff are awesome guys. Earlier last year I also had them do the transom as well. That is when we found out the floor was not done correctly by the previous owner. And as a result needed to be redone. 

If anyone is looking to get any fiberglass work done or interior work done, I highly recommend the guys at D & S Marine. Their work is amazing and they make it as affordable as you can get and make sure the job is done right the first time so you don't have to worry about it in the future. THANKS AGAIN GUYS! I will be back hopefully next year to have the gel coat redone so than my boat will look brand new.

Type of repair: Boat exterior
Rating: 5
Tom Nelson

D & S Marine did a fabulous job on my Nitro Bass Boat. It's like having a new boat. Thanks, Bob, I'm more than pleased and then some. You guys went above and beyond my expectations Thanks.

Type of repair: Other fiberglass repairs
Rating: 5
Tony LaMarca

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