Sailor's Wharf


Route 66 portside profileFrom “Practical Sailor”

“On the west coast of Florida it has become difficult to find a boatyard that is happy to see a sailboat in the ways.  Some yards will literally not talk to you.  It is difficult everywhere to find high-quality service at a fair price in a friendly, ready-to-listen atmosphere.  Therefore, I want to share my recent experience at a yard called Sailor’s Wharf in St. Petersburg.  I had my boat completely repainted, and had major work done on the keel and electrical systems.  Their work was exceptional, they were happy to assist while letting me direct and perform the projects where I was capable, and catered to an outside contractor in one area where they were very capable, just to increase my comfort level.  The management and most of the yard workers are experienced sailors with racing and cruising experience.  This clearly added to the competence, efficiency and outcome of all the work I observed.  This is a rare place, in my experience, and should be a Mecca for sailors who need service in the area.”

  • Bill Whitmore
  • Custom Sailing Vessel Route 66

Hattaras 55 being launched (stern View)“I would like to say a special ‘Thank You’ to the owner and crew at Sailor’s Wharf for the excellent job that was done on our 55’ Hatteras bottom in May.  The preparation was exceptional (pressure cleaning, sanding and priming) and all of the workers did a neat, timely and professional job.  Thanks again.”

  • Al Leach
  • Hatteras 55 “Jackal”

“We are very pleased with the service and workmanship that we received from your outfit.  These days it is so difficult to find a good quality boat yard that you can trust.  Next time you see the Mainship, it should be MUCH easier to paint the bottom (much less sanding).  Thanks again for the good job and always willing to stop what you were doing to visit with us when we stopped by.”

  • Jeff Malone
  • Mainship 34 “La Dolce Vita”

“Thank you so much for taking care of our boat.  It sure is a pleasure dealing with people who are truly committed to customer satisfaction.  Sailor’s Wharf did everything they could to meet my needs……Thanks again for all your help.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.”

  • Lane Ector
  • Hunter 49 “Dreams Float”

“Well done…above & beyond the call!  ‘Reef Dancer’ happily sailed home w/all her new toys Sat. AM.  Our sincere thanks to you, Erik, Vanessa & the rest of your people.  This was our first good yard experience after 30 years of ownership experience.  Thank you, my friend!”

  • Angela & Fitz Lee
  • Bristol 34’ “Reef Dancer”