"There are lots of contractors onsite here. If you need some work done, give Ryan at 143 Boat Builders a call and let him offer some suggestions. He’ll bend over backwards to work with you and does excellent work."
I have worked with Ryan and his team, for a number of years with the complete refurbishment of our 26ft Halvorsen Timber Cruiser LUNERA which was duly in need of most timber areas inside and out to be completely repaired or replaced. Ryan’s dedication to his work is thorough and painstaking to any job he undertakes with attention to detail beyond any normal understanding. He is not interested in patch ups nor short cuts in any shape or form, this being the keynote to his integrity. Apart from his experience in all scopes of marine building, his work ethic is exquisite. I recommend Ryan and his team at 143 Boatbuilding to take on any build or repair no matter how large or small in the boating world.
My Bowrider’s fuel tank sprung a leak and fuel leaked into the centre storage hatch. Unfortunately there is no lid that you can lift off to get to the fuel tank.
I called several boat builders on the Gold Coast and was told that it would cost me between $2,500 to $3,500 to cut a large hole in the deck to replace the fuel tank and put the deck back together. In desperation I made one last phone call to Ryan at 143 Boat Building. Ryan who said it was difficult to give an estimate without looking at the boat and said he could come over and look at my boat that
After checking out the problem Ryan said he could cut out the deck for about $300 and we could decide what to do from there. I dropped the boat off the next day at his workshop. 2 hours later Ryan called me to say that he had found a small hole in the inspection hatch that led to a another small hole in the fuel tank. Ryan said that he could cut a small section in the hatch that would give
me access to the tank.
In short I picked up the boat the next day. I patched the tank with Dyna Grip Fuel Tank Repair Putty and put the carpet back over the small 50 mm section Ryan had cut.
The cost for his visit to inspect the boat at my house, cut the hole in through the storage hatch, call me to discuss and send me photos was $75.00. If I had gone with one of the other boat builders I am sure it would have coast me thousands as they said it would.
What impressed me so much apart from Ryan’s obvious total honesty is that he took the time to look for the simplest solution rather than worst and most expensive.
It is so reassuring to know that her are still honest tradies out there especially in the boating world where it is so easy for us to be ripped off.
I can not recommend 143 Boat Building highly enough. Ryan has a life long customer in me.