I nominate Bluewater Yacht Yard in Hampton Virginia. My experience has been excellent-quality customer service since the first time I went there and they have always treated me with a very friendly, professional manner. Yard manager Craig Messick loaned me a spanner wrench as they ordered one overnight for me so I could clear a nasty air conditioner sea strainer. My 2007, 59-foot Grand Banks trawler “Irish Rover” was in excellent condition but they patiently answered all of my systems questions. I also saw the care they put into bottom painting and the all-important surface prep of the hull that an owner seldom sees. A stay in their Bluewater Marina showed me the cleanest and best bathrooms on the Chesapeake Bay, and dockmaster Frances Rossi treated “Irish Rover” as her own, as well as the other dock employees. I have seen many marinas, but none better.
Kelly Flynn, 59′ Grand Banks 2007