Make your cruising life easy with our Grand Banks, Downeast, and cruising yacht team.
- Reduce your routine maintenance and have more leisure time on the water
- Invest in key areas that can make a 30-year old Grand Banks as easy to maintain as a new boat
- Leverage the Dickerson Harbor Yard experience to do these projects right the first time for the minimum cost
If your boat has these maintenance issues, we can reduce your load!
You can attack these areas at any boatyard, but only Oxford Yacht Agency has over 40 years of selling and servicing every model of Grand Banks, Eastbays, Hinkleys, a wide variety of Downeast boats, and most high-end cruising boats, power and sail. Our processes for maintenance reduction projects is proven over hundreds of boats.
Stop Window Leaks in Their Tracks
- Window leaks are the source of most interior wood damage on classic Grand Banks
- Windows are “easy” to maintain and repair if you are smart about it
- We can 100% eliminate window problems on all Grand Banks models
Canvas is the Best Value in Maintenance Reduction
- The principal thing is to keep the sun off of as much of the boat as you can.
- Protects your decks, cushions, and wood trim and interior
- Minimizes the heat that gets in the boat if you use exterior canvas covers on the windows, particularly while you are away
- Protects your most vulnerable brightwork, decks, paint, and interior
- Makes your boat truly “unique”
Fuel and Water Tanks Can Ruin Your Day
- Rusting fuel tanks on older Grand Banks is expensive and frustrating. Grand Banks were epoxy coated starting in 1995, so later boats don’t have this issue.
- These usually go hand-in-hand with teak decking leaks
- At times, we can make repairs without removing them from the boat.
- We know the most cost-effective replacement procedures when that is required
- Get back on the water in days not months
- Aluminum water tanks on Grand Banks can also be a challenge with pitting later in life. Water tanks should be stainless steel, monel, vinyl nylon, or fiberglass, but not aluminum
Take Care of Your Teak Decks. Replace Them When they are Worn Beyond Repair
- Most teak deck problems are related to lack of basic routine maintenance, unbalanced trim so water pools, or use of harsh chemicals that were never intended for Grand Banks decks
- Grand Banks Teak Decks are easily maintained for 20 years. With moderate maintenance they will last 25 years and with consistent maintenance over 30 years
- Removing the old wooden decks when they are truly beyond repair can be a good investment
- Stop those deck leaks from causing more serious problem and enjoy the feel of teak on your Grand Banks Yacht
Retain the Classic “Varnished” Look with a Lot Less Effort
- Eliminate half or more of your exterior varnish is Step 1 in maintenance reduction
- Use renewable varnish like Petit 2015 Flagship Varnish for high quality over most existing varnish on the older Grand Banks and Eastbay yachts
- If you have to go down to bare wood and start over, consider using a modern two-part polyurethane finish with a penetrating epoxy primer as a base
- Consider painting those top rails on your older Grand Banks with Awlgrip. They will look great and last 10 years if done properly
- Keep brightwork covered with canvas or indoor storage
Be Worry Free about Your Boat’s Shafting, the Unseen Menace
- Be proactive to make sure all your running gear is operating smoothly through your full range of RPM. Take care of it and don’t let small problems grow into big ones. Take action early
- Let us give you a smooth ride and a worry-free mind
- Leakage, alignment, couplings, bearings…the list of failure points is long
- Get our One-Time shafting tune up and forget about it for the life of your boat