WILL PRESLAR | CONTRIBUTED A MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY: The Baja Marine boat-manufacturing facility off Whichard’s Beach Road is now home to Powerboat Headquarters, which renovates used boats. The company is a sister company to Baja Marine, Donzi Marine, Fountain Powerboats and Pro-Line Boats, all boats produced at the facility. Here, finished products line the interior of a warehouse.
WILL PRESLAR | CONTRIBUTED
A MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY: The Baja Marine boat-manufacturing facility off Whichard’s Beach Road is now home to Powerboat Headquarters, which renovates used boats. The company is a sister company to Baja Marine, Donzi Marine, Fountain Powerboats and Pro-Line Boats, all boats produced at the facility. Here, finished products line the interior of a warehouse.

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Powerboat Headquarters refurbishes boats

Published 8:35pm Monday, February 24, 2014

 

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Renovating a used boat and returning it to top form takes expert skill and modern equipment. The new Powerboat Headquarters LLC, which is at Baja Marine’s manufacturing facility off Whichard’s Beach Road near Washington, is outfitted with a highly professional service staff, as well as premium tools and techniques to transform pre-owned boats into like-new condition. Powerboat Headquarters provides repair, refurbishment and consignment sales for any model of boat to individual boat owners and Baja dealers. Services include repower, aluminum work, hull and interior repairs and much more, including minor fiberglass repairs or a complete rebuild, performance tuning, reworking upholstery or canvas and painting and custom wraps. Servicing and refurbishing high performance boats is a particular area of expertise, since Powerboat Headquarters shares a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the Baja, Donzi and Fountain powerboat brands. The Powerboat Headquarters team can help owners sell their boats after repairs are completed by listing them in its database of available inventory, as well as handling inspections, demonstrations and possible delivery to the new owner.

“We take someone’s boat, go through it, and suggest repairs and improvements that will help the seller get the best price,” said Johnny Walker, chief executive officer of Baja Marine, in a news release. “If you want to sell a boat, we can find the buyer. If you want to buy a boat, we can help you find the model that’s perfect for you. Powerboat Headquarters is the way to transform any used boat into a vibrant, well-running and enjoyable watercraft.”

Walker added, “We also offer a factory-certified program on select boats that are fully refitted and serviced. We provide a 12-month warranty on the entire boat, with exception of the engine and powertrain.”

Walker noted, “We sold it once. We can do it again.”
Baja dealers also enjoy full access to Powerboat Headquarters’ complete available inventory of consignment boats for resale. By refitting and refurbishing aging trades, Powerboat Headquarters can help these dealers move trade-ins and increase sales of new or used boats. Dealers who want to renovate models taken in trade also can send the boats to Powerboat Headquarters for full refurbishment.
The sister company of Baja Marine, Donzi Marine, Fountain Powerboats and Pro-Line Boats, Powerboat Headquarters employs workers who have participated in building and servicing thousands of boats, including some of the fastest ever seen in racing and competitive fishing.

For more information, visit www.powerboatheadquarters.com or call Carol Price at 252-975-2000.

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