Based on Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes, Wash., Pacific Marine Center is a popular destination for boaters in the picturesque San Juan Islands and Puget Sound, and for good reason. It offers a full complement of yacht services, including dry-land storage of yachts up to 60 feet long. It's management boasts more than 50 years of combined experience in the marine industry in a variety of disciplines.
Although ramp and hardstand construction remain underway, Pacific Marine Center, has begun haul-out services with their newly acquired Model 30 Sea-Lift. Boasting vast amounts of sheltered and outdoor space, Pacific Marine Center is the latest operator to base its operations around the advantages the Sea-Lift provides.
"When we started looking for a submersible hauler, our main goal was to make optimum use of our dry-land storage yard, increase efficiency and decrease our labor costs," said Bill Filip, Pacific Marine Center operations manager. "We looked at several models of submersible boat haulers, but KMI Sea-Lift gave us the flexibility we were looking for to gently move, haul out, and set down our customers' boats in our yard without transfers."
Pacific Marine Center is currently building a new launch and haul out ramp, and a 350-foot-by-14-foot service dock, to better accommodate its customers.
"We are also looking to purchase another KMI Sea-Lift hauler, either their 45-ton or 75-ton model in the near future to accommodate our customers with larger boats," said Filip. "KMI Sea-Lift has been great to work with and the service follow up has been phenomenal."