What Our Customers Say
Bock Marine has a faithful following of local customers, as well as waterway and world travelers who know they can depend on us. As one sailor described us, “very low key, but very, very professional.”
Come join our “family!”
“This is the only boat yard we ever want to haul out our sailing ship!
“We run our own charter business in the Bahamas and every three years when it is time to haul out we make a 4 to 5 day ocean sail to get to Bock Marine. And when we are finished hauling out we head out to sea for 5 days to get us back to the Bahamas for our charters. So all in all we make a 10 day ocean sail to haul out at Bock Marine. This is our 4th haul out here and we don’t want to go any where else!
“This boat yard offers a high level of professionalism for all your haul out and boating needs. It is family owned and run and while you are here you are treated as part of the family! We were here over Christmas, so Kenny and Nancy Bock took everyone that was in the boat yard, the employees, and their families out to a nice dinner and then Christmas musical. We always live aboard while we haul out. They have nice clean restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and plenty of electricity and water for each boat in the yard. The boat yard is always clean and organized. As much work as a haul out can be, we always enjoy our time here.
“They also treat their employees with dignity. One of the employees, Randy, just celebrated his 25th year here at Bock. And Dale will celebrate his 25th anniversary next year. Now that is saying something!! The whole crew will work hard for you and help you in any way they can. We love these guys!
“We have lived aboard a sailboat full time for the past 28 years. We write this testimonial to help other boaters. Bock Marine is simply the BEST!
“Thank you to Kenny and Nancy Bock and the whole Bock Marine Crew (including Mamma Kitty – the boat yard cat) for making another haul out a real pleasure. We will see you all again in 3 years! Until then – wishing you all the very BEST!”
Thomas & Linda, s/v Ciganka
“I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your efforts in dealing with us and our sailboat. There is no other marina in the world that I would rather have brought our sailboat to and that is due in large part to the people who run it.
“I hope that you are favorably inclined to an increase in business because I have spread word across the majority of the northeastern areas of the US that your marina is one of the last truly wonderful places to bring a vessel.
Noah Herman & Co.
“I just wanted to say how much we appreciated your efforts while ‘on the hill’ at Bock’s. Although this was our first experience with a yard, I found your staff competent and very helpful. Your reputation continues and I will pass on my positive opinion of your operation to all that ask.”
John P. Kelly
“I really appreciate the kindness and professionalism that you extended me during the transition of SPARROW to me. If there were more people like you in this country it would be a much better place to live and we would not have all the problems that we have in today’s society.”
“Thanks to the yard staff who on many occasions demonstrated a cheerful professionalism for which we are grateful. We came to Bock Marine in the first instance because of your terrific reputation in the cruising community and our experience over the two years we were there confirmed every bit of it.”
Dwight and Karen Rettie
“I want to thank you again for all the help and excellent repairs on my old boat. She is weathered and aged, but still very important to me, and this being my first experience at bottom maintenance I really didn’t know what to expect, but with your guidance and very capable staff she is returned to the water in better shape than the boat has seen in many, many years.
“I am proud to call the yard men my friends. You are very lucky to have employed some of the hardest working men I’ve ever seen. The quality of repairs is beyond expectation. I will always recommend Bock Marine as the best yard anywhere.”
“Since the Fandango is being picked up today, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent and professional service! We are thankful that Beaufort Towing had the good judgment to tow us to your boatyard.
“Our stay with you in August turned a difficult situation into a very pleasant visit. Everyone in the yard and office that we had any contact with was friendly, welcoming and professional as well as extremely knowledgeable and skilled. We quickly developed respect and complete trust in your company.
“It’s difficult to find a good working boatyard nowadays, and an excellent one, like Bock, is very rare. How we’d love to have a duplicate of Bock Marine here in Maine!
“We’ll be highly recommending Bock Marine to anyone we know who is planning to travel the IC.”
“Six months and two engine pulls after we had expected to have our boat ‘Ecliptic’ hauled at your yard, we arrived at your dock at 2:15 am on Saturday, October 22. After two long and hard days in your yard, we were on our way first thing on Monday, October 24, having done more than we expected to get done and feeling much better about our boat.
“Although your yard had come highly recommended, our only other yard experience had given us reason to question the kind of attitude and service that we could expect: We know that a 21-year-old, 26-foot sailboat with owners who plan to do their own work doesn’t light up the eyes of a yard owner.
“Your responsiveness to our requests, the assistance and advice that you offered, and the quality of your work and that of your staff were such that it seemed that you were intent upon totally dismissing our doubts. Thank you both for your efforts in our behalf. Rest assured that your yard is where we’ll haul in the future, and that, unless you request that we not, we’ll recommend you to any others that may need any of your services.”