Marine Group Boat Works’ Owners Launch New Consulting, Services Firm

Image: Marine Group Boat Works.

The owners of San Diego-based boat construction and refit facility Marine Group Boat Works are launching a new maritime consulting company called Marine Group Global Services, Marine Group announced June 17.

Marine Group is known for its superyacht refit facility, Marine Group Boats Works, as well as its superyacht marina, Fifth Avenue Landing, and its boat repair shop in Mexico, Marine Group de Los Cabos.

That work has led to a heightened “demand for ancillary services that didn’t quite fit the core capabilities of a boatyard/shipyard or marina,” the company explained in its announcement.

“We were getting so many requests from customers who preferred to get all their questions answered and problems solved in one place,” Todd Roberts, president of Marine Group Boat Works and its sister companies, said.  “It’s hard to say no to customers, so we decided to turn the requests and our expertise in this region into an opportunity for expansion.”

With its system of marinas, subcontractors, suppliers and regulatory entities on the West Coast, Baja and Alaska, Global Services is able to offer its customers dockage, provisioning, shipping, logistics and passage planning.

“We spent years perfecting our shipping system between our yards in San Diego and Cabo and now we can offer that learning curve to customers looking to ship parts and supplies to their vessels in Mexico,” Roberts said.

By Karen Robes Meeks