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Boatyard - Service, Repair, Refit

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Founded in 1986, Off The Hook Yacht Services specializes in the service, repair, and refit of yachts of all sizes and haulouts up to 70 tons, including catamarans, deep draft sailboats, sportfishing boats, and cruising powerboats. Located in Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina along the Northeast Cape Fear River, Off The Hook Yacht Services offers skilled repair and service in all departments at their boatyard adjacent to the 70 slip Cape Fear Marina with dockage for vessels up to 175’. ENGINES & SYSTEMS Off The Hook Yacht Services provides superior quality mechanical maintenance, repair, and repower for all vessel types. Experienced technicians are ready to address your needs from standard engine service to a full repower. Capabilities stretch beyond powerplants and into auxiliary and electrical systems. Transmission, running gear, generator, air conditioning, refrigeration, DC and AC electrical, thruster, and steering system installation, maintenance, and repair are all within the expertise of the team. Accurate diagnosis, appropriate recommendations, and quality workmanship are standard at Off The Hook Yacht Services. An on-site mechanical shop affords Off The Hook Yacht Services technicians easy access to specialized tools for efficient repairs. Contact the service team for more information on your mechanical needs. PAINT & FIBERGLASS Off The Hook Yacht Services paint and fiberglass craftsmen perform quality paint and fiberglass repair and refinishing to all areas of your boat. Cosmetic to structural, arising from collision, age, wear and tear or modification, the Off The Hook Yacht Services team can assess the nature of your repair and appropriately return your boat to its previous or desired form. Large or small projects, from scratch and ding repair, all the way to a full hull, deck and superstructure repaint or core repair are all within the expertise of the experienced team at Off The Hook Yacht Services. A 110’ climate controlled paint booth is on site for an enclosed painting environment with filtration and exhaust fans. Quality materials and tools for expert preparation and outcome are utilized and repair is performed to ABYC standards. Off The Hook Yacht Services' project managers have navigated the insurance repair process and can guide you through the repair side of your claim, should you be working with an insurance adjuster. Off The Hook Yacht Services experience in composites and paint application spans decades from new construction to repair and refit, contact the team for an evaluation and estimate for your project. HAUL OUT & MOBILE SERVICE Off The Hook Yacht Services utilizes a wide beam 70-ton Marine Travellift for haulout services. Certified steel and concrete travellift piers extend into the Cape Fear River, where a deep lift well resides for receiving your vessel. Up to 90’ length overall (LOA), both power and sail can be hauled for drydock service. Wide beam and catamaran vessels, up to 24’ 9" are accommodated with ease as are deep draft sailing vessels, up to 9’, with shipping channel depth access from sea. Off The Hook Yacht Services travellift capabilities also include hauling to and from shipping trailers with boatyard services available to prepare your vessel on either end of a transport. Commissioning and decommissioning are also available. Off The Hook Yacht Services is a five minute drive from Wilmington International Airport (ILM) for simple arrival and departure to and from your boat. Complimentary airport transportation is available. For an emergency haulout, please contact Patricia Bennett, President, at 910-233-1463 or Connor Bennett, Vice President, at 910-443-5368. Mobile Service Off The Hook Yacht Services can travel to your marina or private dock for in-water service on your vessel. Our territory includes the greater Wilmington area. We service in-water at Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Southport, Hampstead and beyond. Mobile marine service is provided as far as Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina for local boats and transients alike. Yacht Management The Off The Hook Yacht Services Stand Watch Yacht Management Program is designed to give you peace of mind knowing your boat is in the hands of a professional team in your absence. Off The Hook Yacht Services program offers a regular interval of observation to assist in monitoring the overall state of your boat, at your direction. The Stand Watch program is tiered at weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly intervals to meet your needs. Contact Off The Hook Yacht Services with your boat information and custom needs for a tailored package. ELECTRONICS Electronics are ever changing in the marine industry, with innovative products and upgraded technology introduced each year. Top marine electronics manufacturers are producing quality equipment that is compatible with varied brands of hardware across NMEA communication lines. Off The Hook Yacht Services electronics technicians are ready to address your electronics needs from new electronics package specification and installation to repair for your existing hardware or software issues. Upgrades from old electronics can be handled in house with ancillary work all under one roof, including transducer installation, dash carpentry modification and fiberglass work. Tying in accessories like lighting and security hardware is now an ability on one screen. All electronics installations at Off The Hook Yacht Services are performed to NMEA standards and are always ABYC compliant. Reliable electronics are Off The Hook Yacht Services technician’s specialty and integrating hardware and software are aided by factory support connections. Current dependable electronics are a safety and convenience luxury and can transform your experience on the water, contact Off The Hook Yacht Services today for more information. CARPENTRY Quality custom carpentry, woodwork and joinery are the marks of a classic yacht. Tightly fit seams, well proportioned cabinetry and time proven joinery are just a few of the details that distinguish a yacht built with care and craftsmanship. Off The Hook Yacht Services experienced craftsmen and women recognize and deliver quality workmanship that transform fine woods into your yachts repair, upgrade, or maintenance project. From coamings, covering boards, toe rails and teak decks, to cabinetry, furniture, cabin soles, and more, Off The Hook Yacht Services can deliver on your next need. An expansive wood shop is on-site with finely tuned equipment, an array of power tools and a full range of classic boat carpenters hand tools to accurately complete your project in a professional and timely manner. Finish your project with protective coats of classic varnish or any of the newer finishes for a stand out appearance and long life for your woodwork. Contact Off The Hook Yacht Services today for more information and an estimate on your next project. HARDWARE & RIGGING Your boat’s hardware and rigging are the items that provide its on-water functionality. Depending on your vessel type and purpose hardware and rigging stretches from anchors to outriggers, masts to man overboard poles. Having your boat rigged with the appropriate hardware to suit your intended use maximizes your boats purpose. Customization and tailoring of your boat hardware to suit your needs is possible, beyond what is included from the factory or previous owner. The addition, or removal, of accessories and equipment to achieve your goal of added functionality, increased efficiency, or ease of use will increase your on-water experience. Make your boat yours with custom hardware and rigging from Off The Hook Yacht Services.


1701 J.E.L. Wade Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401