Indian River Boatworks Inc., formerly Harbortown Boatyard of Ft. Pierce, was established in the fall of 2000 when former Harbortown employee Paul Enstrom purchased the boat repair business at which time the business was renamed Indian River Boatworks. The management staff includes Harold Amaral, general manager, who has 40 years in the marine industry trade with many years in both new construction and repair at Lantana Boatyard and Burger Boat Company. Both Harold and Paul have worked side by side for the past 20 years. Other key personnel include Patricia who has been with Harbortown for the past 12 years where she started as a purchasing agent and later became our project and scheduling coordinator. She is the one that will usually greet you when you visit our establishment. Yvonne heads up our billing and accounting department.
Yvonne has been with us for the past 10 years and is a big asset to our company, Frank is our purchasing agent who has been with us for 6 years and is very helpful in finding those exotic parts whether they are across town or on the other side of the planet. These are just a few of the many key personnel employed at Indian River Boatworks.
To treat boat owners with the respect that they deserve. We have found that our customers like the special attention that we give them. They are tired of being treated as a number on a job ticket. Our business relies on repeat customers coming back to us, and we strive to be competitive with a guarantee that the work will be done right or we will do it over at no charge. We create a good working environment for our employees with minimal turnover of help. This is found to create quality craftsmanship and satisfied customers.
Our yard is located at mile marker 184, which is between the Ft. Pierce North and South Bridge ½ mile up Taylor Creek. We have both a 50 and 150 ton lift, the yard consist of an enclosed paint building that will handle up to 120 ft. vessel. We also have a 7000 sq. ft. fiberglass repair building where major fiberglass and bottom blister repair is performed along with two 5000 sq. ft. buildings for those jobs that require work in dry conditions. We have a secured and clean yard to maintain a safe working environment.