VOTED PINE ISLAND'S BEST BOAT REPAIR -
2 YEARS IN A ROW!
Nothing is more important in the marine repair and boat business than experience. Tom Papesh, owner of York Road Marine, has been in the marine business for more than 25 years. Moving in his early 20s from Ohio to St. Petersburg, Florida, he quickly realized – living in a city surrounded on three sides by water – that boating and the enjoyment it brought was an integral part of his new home. With that knowledge in mind he started his own mobile marine repair business, and learned that using quality products and not cutting corners resulted in satisfied customers.
He moved from the repair side of the business into a sales position at Mastry Engine Center
(the largest distributor of Yanmar diesel engines in the southeastern United States), where the concept of a superior product combined with superior service was cemented in his marine repair philosophy. After 15 years with Mastry the opportunity to go out on his own presented itself, and in 1999 he and his wife Misty and son Brent moved to Pine Island and into the life of a business owner.
His marina is a full service marine business, which means that anything you need for your boat, from engine repair to bottom painting, we can do. Please see our Services page for a list of services we offer, and if you don’t see what you are looking for just call and ask for it, because there’s a pretty good chance York Road Marine does it.
Our engine lines include Yamaha (we are a full-line, five-star dealer), Mercury, Suzuki and Yanmar. We are excited to offer two new lines of boats - Blazer Bay and Sundance Skiff. The Blazer Bay can take you into the shallow water but handles rough water like no other bay boat we have experienced - the ride sells this boat! Our newest line is Sundance Skiff, the best and most economical shallow draft fishing skiff available. Our 35 Ton Marine Travel Lift is unique to this area and it allows us to be one of the only marinas around capable of hauling large boats for service.
And back to the importance of experience in the marine business. With more than 75 years of combined experience, The Boat Guys at York Road Marine keep up-to-date on all the latest changes and advancements in the marine industry so they can provide the best service and advice to their customers.
Tom Papesh’s reputation for honesty and thoroughness keeps customers returning year after year. He runs York Road Marine with the same philosophy he has always had: if you have superior products and provide superior service you will have a satisfied customer. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with our work please let us know and we will work to make it right. Your continued patronage is important to us.