During this unprecedented situation we all are facing we would like to say to anyone who is affected by Covid-19 please know you are in our thoughts and we wish the best outcome for you and yours.
We would also like to give a huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to the doctors, nurses and all the healthcare workers for being on the frontlines every day saving lives. You are true heroes.
York Road Marine cares about the health and safety of our customers and employees. Here in Florida boating is considered an essential activity, therefore, we are considered an essential business and will remain open with regular hours unless there are changes to the current guidelines.
Below are precautions we have put in place for the well-being of our customers and employees during the Covid-19 pandemic:
Our employees are following the guidelines recommended by the CDC for social distancing, frequent hand-washing or sanitizing, cleaning frequently touched surfaces and we have also installed plexiglass barriers at our service desk and in our parts department as an added layer of protection when speaking with customers. Our employees can’t work from home but if they are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 they know to stay home.
If there is a particular model boat you are interested in please call (239) 283-1149, ask for sales and speak with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives about it. You can also request more information be emailed to you.
If you would like to see an in-stock boat you are welcome call ahead to make an appointment or if you are headed our way please call so that we are ready to assist you when you arrive.
New boats are cleaned on a regular basis and always cleaned throroughly between viewings or sea trials. The sales staff are practicing social distancing, remaining at least 6' apart from customers when showing a boat, washing or sanitizing hands frequently and, if requested, will wear a face covering during any interaction with customers. If you decide to purchase a boat we limit the number of people in the sales office during the purchasing process.
Our standard policy has not changed - boats can be delivered, free of charge, at any time.
BOAT/ENGINE SERVICE OR REPAIR
If you are bringing your boat in we ask that you call ahead to make an appointment for service so that we may stagger the customer flow.
As always we offer standard free pick-up and delivery of your boat, by land or water, to minimize contact and unnecessary trips outside your home.
When making your service appointment you can explain to our service manager what service or repair you need for your boat or you can also email the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our certified technicians will complete the requested work and, before delivery, thoroughly wash the boat.
We will monitor the CDC guidelines and continue these practices until the guidelines change or are updated.
STAY SAFE TO STAY BOATING
Boating is a great way to social distance and get outside to enjoy some fishing, skiing or just cruising in our beautiful waterways.
Here are some tips to keep you and yours safe and to allow boating to continue to be an essential activity for all of us.
GET READY TO GO BOATING
In addition to sunscreen, pack sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and disposable gloves. Use gloves when handling shared lines, dock carts and fuel pumps. Pack all your food and drinks — chances are your favorite places to stop will be closed.
NAVIGATING THE BOAT RAMP
Get your boat ready to launch away from others. Have only your crew handle the lines when backing down the ramp to launch. Normal boat ramp etiquette is a perfect method of keeping your distance from other boaters. While your crew boards the boat, the vehicle driver parks the rig and directly boards the boat and clears the ramp.
Currently, many of the boat ramps throughout the state remain open to the public. The FWC’s Florida Public Boat Ramp Finder is updated every 24-hours to include information regarding boat ramp open/closed status. Before leaving on a trip, it’s important to check with local, county, and statewide Emergency Orders and with the managing entity of the boat ramp if it’s not run by the FWC.
ON THE WATER
Do not raft up or beach your boat with other boats. Even if you know the others on the other boat, rafting can create an unsafe environment, and this activity can lead to officials closing access to the water. Anchoring close enough for your boat to swing without hitting other boats is a safe distance. Find a secluded spot away from others to relax. Otherwise, cruise, sail, fish, ski, jump wakes, or drag the kids until it is time to relax!
THANK YOU FOR DOING YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD