Boat Restoration & Refurbishing


Why You Should Consider Restoration And Refurbishing For Your Boat

With the continuing effects of COVID-19 quarantines and lock-downs on the boating industry, new boat inventory is still limited. If you have an existing boat, a great option to consider is boat restoration and refurbishing. The team at Portage Lakes Marine are experts when it comes to “boat makeovers” and we can make your old boat feel like new again, often at a fraction of the cost of a new boat.

As we continue to deal with pandemic restrictions, we are finding that customers and their families are using their boats much more and are willing to invest in boat restoration and refurbishing services to make the most out of what they have with their boat. With travel restrictions still in place, boating activities have become the family vacation.

Restoration And Refurbishing Options For Your Used Boat

Often customers ask us “What can be done with my existing boat?” and the answer is, almost anything! Some typical upgrades that we perform on used boats would be:

  • Fiberglass buffing and polishing
  • Bluetooth Stereo upgrades and other new accessories
  • New custom upholstery, flooring, and coloring
  • Seat replacement or recovering
  • Covers and custom tops
  • Re-power with newer, more powerful, and efficient marine engines

A boat restoration is similar to remodeling your house. You can visit us here at Portage Lakes Marine in Akron, Ohio and pick out colors, flooring options, and all the other available options for your boat. It is a fun experience!

Portage Lakes Marine, Your #1 Choice For Boat Restoration and Refurbishing

Our team here at Portage Lakes Marine is your ideal choice for turning your older boat into something you are proud of, and for which you will get many more years of enjoyment. We have many years of experience in boat restorations and quite simply, we are really good at it! Our service manager is a trained boating technician with over 40 years of experience and oversees each of our restoration projects. Our team has super attention to detail, and we take great care in the materials that we use in our restorations. We remove everything related to the restoration we are working on, and never cut corners.

If you are planning to keep your boat, our restoration and refurbishing services dramatically improve the resale value of your boat.

Boat restorations and refurbishing can be scheduled all year and we have seasonal storage plans available for off season restoration!

Give us a call today at 330-644-5020 to start a conversation about a makeover for your boat!

How The Pandemic Has Affected Boat Purchasing In 2021

How The Pandemic Has Affected Boat Purchasing And The Boating Industry for 2021

The unprecedented changes to the lives of people all over the world brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have been monumental. Companies of all shapes and sizes were required to shut down for a period of time including a wide variety of companies involved in boat manufacturing. Here at Portage Lakes Marine in Akron, Ohio we have keenly felt the effects of the pandemic in many ways and have witnessed first hand how the boating industry has been challenged. The landscape for purchasing a boat has drastically changed, and the team here at Portage Lakes Marine is here to help guide customers on what their best options will be to get out on the water in 2021.

Boating Manufacturing Restrictions Have Severely Limited New Boat Production and Inventories

In the past, if you were shopping for a new boat you had many options and could take your time in finding that perfect fit. Limited new boat availability is the 2021 result of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. If you find a boat for sale that you like, do not hesitate to purchase. Boats are selling quickly, and supply cannot keep up with demand.

Used Boats Can Be An Option

With new boat inventory in short supply, a quality used boat is a viable option to get you on the water. However, used boats are a hot commodity and selling at a premium, so do not wait too long to make a purchase. If you find a boat you like, be prepared to pay a little more for the boat due to supply and demand.

We have several excellent newly used packages with modern features. These boats are great alternatives to new boats with great cost savings. Call or email us today to find out what we have in stock!

Boat Restoration & Refurbishing

If you have an existing boat, consider a boat makeover! Our boat restoration and refurbishing services can make that old boat feel like new again. There are a variety of restoration options that you can think about when considering your existing boat, such as:

  • Fiberglass buffing and polishing
  • New custom upholstery, flooring, and coloring
  • Re-Power with newer, more powerful, and efficient marine engines
  • New decks
  • Custom tops

Getting more life out of your existing boat is a good option to consider until the industry recovers from the production delays brought on by the pandemic.

Contact the experts at Portage Lakes Marine to discuss all of your options for your 2021 boating plans, we will collaborate with you to find the best solutions to get you on the water!

Contact us today at 330-644-5020