For some years, both Marine Power and boatfolk's ‘boatcare’ Division have been jointly collaborating on delivering a one-stop service for boat owners.
Now as the business enters its 5th year since Marine Power was acquired by Deacons Marina, the ‘boatcare’ Division and Marine Power will be jointly working more closely than ever ensuring that boat owners get the efficient service they need.
Dan Bentley, Service Manager said, “Time and again, we need other specialist trades to help service and maintain a vessel from shipwright skills through to marine electricians. ‘boatcare’ have historically provided those services whilst we have provided them with their marine engineering capability. Looking at the trends, it made perfect sense to support our joint customer base by making it easier for our customers to understand the scope of works or likely cost by offering them a single point of contact or dedicated Service Manager.”
A good example of this collaboration is the installation of a generator or bow thruster where a range of skills are utilised. In future, either company will be able to offer the complete service package offering greater purchasing simplicity for an agreed price.
“This is a natural step forward,” said Nick Gill, South Coast Divisional boatcare Manager. “Both companies have a fantastic range of skills, but in different areas. Therefore, blending the two companies in this way is a no-brainer and through the close working of the back office function, we can help to offer competitive prices in a more streamlined way which means a win, win, for all concerned, especially our boat owners.”
Marine Power and ‘boatcare’ will have three operating locations by the Summer of 2020 with access to fully equipped boatyards, hard standing and lifting equipment. boatfolk customers also benefit from up to a 10% discount across a range of services offered and for more information, get in touch.