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Dania Beach

800 Old Griffin Rd.

Boat Center of Miami

18300 S Dixie Hwy.


Expert Marine Services
for Reliable and Smooth Sailing

Delivered by experienced professionals using advanced technology and adhering to stringent industry standards, we aim to optimize vessel performance, extend the lifespan of marine assets, and ensure seamless, cost-effective maritime operations.

Engine Diagnostic & Annual Service

State-of-the-art technology to diagnose and repair even the most modern engines. 

Custom Marine Electronics

We can help you select and provide you with the best electronics suited to your boating needs. 

Paint & Fiberglass Work

Custom painting and gel coat for all surfaces from fiberglass to aluminum and steel. 

Aluminum Manufacture & Repair

Aluminum, stainless steel, and steel welding and manufacturing. High-quality aluminum skeg replacement and custom t-tops.

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ABYC Certified

GENERAL Services


Our technicians boast full certification in Mercury, Yamaha, and Suzuki engines, as well as expertise in Simrad, Garmin, JL Marine Systems, C-zone systems, and more, complemented by ABYC certifications. From engine diagnostics and maintenance to electrical or electronic tasks, we’ve got you covered. Our team includes specialists in every facet of the boating world.

Certified for Mercury 600 V12 engines, South Florida Boat Center stands as your premier destination for all your Mercury V12 600 service requirements.

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Exclusive Services


At South Florida Boat Center, we specialize in repowering and refitting outboard-powered boats of all sizes. Our services range from straightforward engine replacements to comprehensive refits and modernizations. We also excel at enhancing your boat’s performance and speed. Whether you’re upgrading from three to four engines, four to five, or even adding a sixth engine, our experienced technicians have pushed the limits of even the most modest center console boats, maximizing their capabilities.

Exclusive Services


South Florida Boat Center offers full transportation services for all size vessels from 20 to 60 feet in length. We offer oversized load hauling of all sized vessels and loads. We ship across the United States and Canada rates range from $2.00 per mile to $6.00 per mile depending on vessel size and multi state regulations. We are a fully insured heavy hauling company so you can trust your vessels will be in good hands. We have a fleet of hauling trailers from 25 to 60 feet for any sized vessel. We can ship your boat on your own trailer or one of our fleet trailers. Contact us for any of your hauling or shipping needs.

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Boat Maintenance FAQs

The time it takes to repair a boat can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the type and extent of the damage, the type of boat, and the availability of parts Here are some general estimates for different types of boat repairs:

  1. Minor Repairs: Small issues such as fixing a leaky seal, minor fiberglass repairs, or replacing a piece of hardware can typically be completed in a few days to a week.

  2. Moderate Repairs: Repairs involving more significant fiberglass work, engine tune-ups, or electrical system repairs might take several weeks.

  3. Major Repairs: Extensive work such as engine overhauls, hull repairs, or significant structural work can take several weeks to a few months, especially if specialized parts need to be ordered.

  4. Full Refits or Restorations: Complete overhauls or restorations of older boats can take several months to a year or more, depending on the scope of the project and the condition of the boat.

Additional factors influencing repair time include:

  • Complexity of the Repair: More complex repairs require more time for diagnosis, disassembly, repair, and reassembly.
  • Parts Availability: Delays in obtaining necessary parts can extend the repair timeline.
  • Season and Weather: During peak boating season, the shop may be busier, leading to longer wait times. Weather conditions can also impact repair work, especially for outdoor repairs. At SFBC our indoor shop allows us to work no matter the weather conditions.

For a more precise estimate, contact us today!

Identifying whether your boat requires repair involves regular inspection and paying attention to signs of wear and malfunction. Here are some key indicators and areas to check to determine if your boat needs repair:

Visual Inspections

  1. Hull and Deck

    • Cracks or Blisters: Look for cracks, blisters, or any irregularities on the hull and deck. These could indicate structural damage or issues with the gel coat.
    • Water Intrusion: Check for water stains or signs of water intrusion, especially in the bilge and around fittings.
  2. Fiberglass and Gel Coat

    • Scratches and Dents: Minor scratches can be cosmetic, but deep scratches or dents might need professional repair.
    • Soft Spots: Walk around the deck to feel for any soft spots, which can indicate delamination or rot.
  3. Woodwork

    • Rot and Decay: Inspect wooden parts for signs of rot, decay, or warping.
    • Loose or Broken Components: Check for loose or broken pieces in wooden structures and trim.
  4. Metal Components

    • Corrosion and Rust: Examine metal parts like the propeller, rails, and fittings for corrosion or rust.
    • Loose Hardware: Ensure that all bolts, screws, and fasteners are tight and not corroded.

Engine and Mechanical Systems

  1. Engine Performance

    • Starting Issues: Difficulty starting the engine can indicate fuel or electrical problems.
    • Unusual Noises: Listen for unusual noises such as knocking or sputtering, which can indicate mechanical issues.
    • Overheating: If the engine is running hotter than usual, it may need cooling system repairs.
  2. Fluid Leaks

    • Oil and Fuel Leaks: Check for any leaks under the engine or fuel tank. Oil or fuel on the water or in the bilge is a red flag.
    • Hydraulic Leaks: Inspect hydraulic lines and fittings for leaks.

Electrical Systems

  1. Battery and Connections

    • Battery Issues: A weak or dead battery can indicate charging system problems.
    • Corroded Connections: Check battery terminals and electrical connections for corrosion.
  2. Lights and Electronics

    • Non-Functional Equipment: Test all lights, navigational aids, and electronic equipment to ensure they are working correctly.
    • Flickering or Dim Lights: Flickering or dim lights can indicate wiring or alternator issues.

Plumbing and Fuel Systems

  1. Hoses and Connections

    • Leaking Hoses: Check all hoses for signs of wear, cracks, or leaks.
    • Loose Connections: Ensure all connections are tight and secure.
  2. Pumps and Tanks

    • Bilge Pump Operation: Test the bilge pump to ensure it operates correctly.
    • Fuel Tank Condition: Inspect the fuel tank for rust, leaks, or damage.

Handling and Performance

  1. Handling Issues

    • Steering Problems: Difficulty steering or changes in handling can indicate issues with the steering system or hull integrity.
    • Vibration: Excessive vibration while underway can indicate problems with the propeller, engine mounts, or alignment.
  2. Performance Changes

    • Reduced Speed: A noticeable reduction in speed or power can indicate engine or hull fouling issues.
    • Increased Fuel Consumption: Higher than usual fuel consumption can signal engine inefficiency or problems.

Regular Maintenance Checks

  • Scheduled Maintenance: Adhering to regular maintenance schedules can help identify issues early before they become major problems.
  • Professional Inspections: Periodically having a professional marine surveyor or mechanic inspect your boat can help catch issues that you might miss.


If you notice any of these signs or experience any of these issues, it’s essential to address them promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the safety and reliability of your boat. Contact us or schedule an appointment today.

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