The longevity and dedication of the mechanical crew has resulted in a well established department that is widely respected for its experience and quality. The mechanical team focuses heavily on preventative maintenance, but is capable of repairing and installing engines, generators, refrigeration, heat and waste systems. By regularly attending service schools and in-house seminars, our technicians are up-to-date on the latest and greatest available to the industry. Dauntless is a dealer or such well known manufacturers as Yanmar, Westerbeke, Maxprop, Xantrex and Sealand, They have access to almost every brand the industry offers. Mechanics are certified by ABYC in their various trades.
The Dauntless Brewer Service Yard, though among the smallest in the Safe Harbor family, rivals even the largest Service Yards in terms of productivity and quality. Recognized for truly personal and professional service, the Dauntless crew is highly skilled in maintenance, service, and restoration of many different vessels. Uniquely, this yard provides clients with customized plans designed to help each yacht owner develop a long-term maintenance vision. By identifying and listing “deficiencies” for each vessel, Dauntless helps each client layout a program that will result in the most trouble-free boating. By placing emphasis on “preventative maintenance,” lay-up time is minimized and underway time is maximized. Dauntless mechanics, painters, fiberglass specialists, woodworkers, and riggers have years of experience and are ready to tackle any project. No matter what the job, the Dauntless Brewer Service Yard takes pride in top-quality results.
In climate-controlled, well-lit, fire-protected, state-of-the-art buildings complete boatyard services are provided year-round. A 35-ton Travel lift, a 25-ton hydraulic trailer, a 15-ton crane, and a man-lift provide the ability to handle and care for 250 yachts in season and off-season.
Consistent, yacht-quality results have earned the paint department an excellent and well respected reputation. With one of the most advanced spray booths in the region, the crew turns out as many as 12 major projects each year. For refinishing vessels, the paint of choice is AWLGRIP. Dauntless has had a long standing relationship with the paint manufacturer, and many boat owners seek to have their boat painted by Dauntless due to the quality that has been shown over a 25 year period. The shipyard also maintains many yachts’ brightwork, restores damaged fiberglass and gelcoat, and makes major fiberglass modifications using various laminating resins. For photographs of paint and refinishing jobs, please click here. Quality products like AWLGRIP, EPIPHANES, PETIT and INTERLUX are regularly used by the paint department.
We service and install complete electronics packages following ABYC standards. Whether rewiring your boat, or installing new communications and navigation, we’re able to get the job done. Area of special expertise includes thruster installations, where Dauntless has made many installs on various size boats, predominantly utilizing the SIDEPOWER brand of thrusters. Larger electronics installations are done in conjunction with one of several electronics firms.
The lost art of marine carpentry is not lost at Dauntless. Carpenters are accomplished craftsmen and skilled joiners. The staff is capable of simple trim work, intricate cabinetry design and installation, custom fabrication of enclosures and the installation or replacement of teak decks.
Sailboat rigging and the maintenance of sailboats is still practiced at Dauntless. The rigger services everything from standing and running rigging, to winches (electric and manual), lifelines, and furlers. Cordage replacement is an important part of making lines run smoothly. Recent jobs installing furling booms have made sail handling easier for experienced yachtsmen. Products from LEWMAR, FURLEX, HARKEN are regularly found on the rigger’s work list.