Monkey Fist Marine, LLC DBA YachtCare was established in October of 2011. While the company is relatively young, the crew has been working with each other for several years. In 1998, Jim Brown came aboard YachtCare as general manager and minor partner. Over the next 12 years Jim was able to cultivate a relationship with his customers and hire a crew of highly professional boat repair technicians. In October of 2011, Jim purchased the assets of YachtCare and formed a new company: Monkey Fist Marine. With the establishment of Monkey Fist YachtCare, the crew remained the same, as well as the high quality service that our customers came to expect. The transition was seamless for our customer and went unnoticed by most. Each crew member remains committed to provide you with outstanding service.
Jim Brown: General Manager & Owner Jim has been working in the marine industry for over 30 years. He has held several positions in the industry as a painter, a glassworker, a travel lift operator, and a mechanic. He has been in the management side of the industry for the past 20 years, and is dedicated to giving each customer his utmost attention and service.
Dave: As a boater himself with blue water experience and with over 30 years of experience in the industry, Dave has acquired a vast wealth of knowledge of boat repair. He is ABYC Certified, NMEA certified, and Furuno certified. As one of our electricians and electronics specialists, his expertise is a great value to the company. Dave has been with the company for over 10 years.
Paul: An avid sailor, Paul has made multiple Pacific crossings throughout his life. His knowledge in electronics, electrical, maintenance, and plumbing is quite eclectic; there isn’t much that he hasn’t worked on. He is ABYC certified and NMEA Certified. Paul has been with the company for over 15 years.
Court: A boat owner himself, Court has worked around boats since his late teens. He has over 15 years of experience with boat maintenance, engine repairs, and plumbing. He is VacuFlush Certified and SuperTech Certified. Court has been with the company over 10 years.
Steve: Steve has spent many years around commercial Fishing Vessels, learning the ins and outs of engines. After working for several years in the Aviation engine maintenance and repair field, Steve decided to return to the marine industry. As our main engine mechanic his extensive knowledge of different engines is a great asset to the company. Steve has been with the company for 5 years.
Stina: Stina is our Office manager and has worked in the industry for over 12 years. While she doesn’t get out on the water much, she is a boat lover and is enthusiastic about people enjoying their boating experiences. Stina has been with the company for 5 years.