Proper Vessel Maintenance is so important when your business and your lives depend on it.  From the engine room, to hull paint and coatings, to on-board equipment, properly scheduled maintenance will help to extend the life of your vessel during the fishing the season and beyond.

Of course the main goals of regular inspections and maintenance is to identify and fix problems in dry dock so vessel owners don’t have to deal with them at sea during the fishing season. Having your fishing boat breakdown during the fishing season only compounds your losses in revenue.

We encourage vessel owners to prepare a work plan to maximize time spent out of the water.  Having a proper long-term maintenance program helps our crew get more done with less time when your vessel is in dock.   If owners wait too long to book their maintenance time,  or simply wait until they have a breakdown or need repairs they could end up having to dock during peak operational times.

That’s why if possible it’s always a good idea to leave as much time as possible between scheduled maintenance and the start of the season in order to address any unexpected issues.

Of course we understand that not all repairs can be planned in advance, which is why here at Giddings Boat Works we try to be as flexible and responsive as possible when it comes to taking care of the fishing fleet here on the west coast… we like to treat all of our customers as part of the family!

If you are able to schedule a repair or maintenance there a few tips to help things move along faster which always saves you time and money. For example if you have drawings or vessel details, having those upfront before your vessel arrives will help us prepare for the work to be done.

You might also want to empty your stores so as not to waste any perishable foods during the haul out time.  Also keep in mind if work needs to be done in or around your fuel tanks it’s best to come into dock with low fuel tanks so the yard doesn’t have to spend time removing fuel before work can begin.

Sometimes other contractors may need access to the vessel for engine work, electronics and other areas of the vessel , knowing this upfront will allow us better to schedule and coordinate those repairs to ensure your haul out time is as short as possible. We all know in this business… time is money!

At Giddings Boat Works you and your boat become part of our family and together we will ensure that she gets the attention she deserves to keep her active for many years to come.

So give us a call today at at 541-888-4712 or Contact Us via email and lets work together to keep your vessel in good working order all year long.