Boat Guys was established in 2008 in Sarasota by Jeff Quattlebaum, originally named Master’s Touch Mobile Marine. Jeff started Master’s touch after nearly 15 years of working for other repairs shops and seeing the low quality standards they held themselves to. Jeff started Master’s Touch with the obsession of being a true one-stop shop for repairs of all sizes.
Winter of 2015, Josh Bridges was retreating from the cold of Cincinnati, Ohio. Josh made the assumption- as most Midwest transplants do- that finding a reliable, professional mechanic would be easy. With so many boats in Sarasota, surely there would be an amble supply of service professionals who answer the phone and actually show up, right? Wrong. After several expensive screw ups by “family owned” shops and even more expensive long waits with the “big guys” it seemed like boating in Florida was a lost cause.. One afternoon, trying to get out on the water but dealing with another unexpected issues.. Josh met Jeff by luck at Phillipi Harbor Marina.
Over the next few years- and a lot of new boater driven service calls- it became apparent Jeff/Master’s Touch was the only real game in town.
In 2018, Josh and Jeff decided to partner up, rebrand the business under the Boat Guys name and begin to expand throughout southwest Florida.
Boat Guys Core Values are Simple:
ANSWER THE PHONE
GO TO WHERE THE CUSTOMER NEEDS YOU
SHOW UP WHEN YOU SAY YOU WILL.
DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
WORK THE WEEKENDS TOO
Today, Boat Guys is a full-service marine repair business serving Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton and Tampa.
Whether it’s Engine Repair, Generator Repair, Electronics or Canvas Work. Boat Guys goal is always the same- to help you “GET BACK OUT THERE”.