(A closer look at how Onyx provides a comprehensive solution for boat owners)
We want boating to be fun and relaxing.
But we all know our boats require a lot of maintenance, and at times all boats need repairs or upgrades.
Finding reliable marine professionals who can skillfully troubleshoot, perform quality workmanship, and honor timeframes is a common challenge for most boat owners.
We understand this.
That’s why Onyx focuses on bringing our Elevated Experience to boat owners looking for boat repair in Fort Lauderdale. And we thought we’d take the time to lay out what our comprehensive services include and a bit about how we operate today.
What Does Our Elevated Experience Mean to You?
First, we only hire highly trained professionals. Their experience means they can diagnose problems quicker (saving both time and money) and have the skills to do quality work.
Second, we value the experience you have when working with us, from easy quotes and quick scheduling to getting the job done on time. Communication is big for us, too. When one of our specialists works on your boat, you will get a report of what we found, recommendations, and what we did.
Finally, we provide elite experiences for our boat owners whenever we can. For example, when we install a new piece of marine electronics on your boat, we schedule a separate session so that a professional–often one of our USCG captains–can go over using your new equipment with you one-on-one. We want to be a part of your whole boating experience and elevate all aspects of boat ownership.
Fort Lauderdale’s Team of Marine Repair Specialists
Boats, even smaller boats, often have complex systems that are intertwined with each other. So having a whole-vessel team available can greatly increase the efficiency of getting your boat repaired and back on the water.
At Onyx, our mobile Fort Lauderdale boat repair team includes professionals like:
- Marine Electricians
- Marine Outboard Mechanics
- Marine Diesel Mechanics
- Master Marine Technicians
- Electronics Installers
- Boat Painters
- Fiberglass Repair Specialist
- Boat Detailers
- USCG Captains
Where is Our Service Area?
We provide boat repair in Fort Lauderdale. Our mobile mechanics, electricians, and technicians can come to your boat dock, marina, and many local boatyards so that you can get your repairs or new marine equipment installed quickly and with little downtime.
If you are outside of the Fort Lauderdale area, we also service parts of Palm Beach, Miami, Miami Beach, and Hollywood.
What Types of Boats Do We Repair?
We work on both sailboats and powerboats and can handle boats up to 114’. We have both outboard engine mechanics and diesel engine mechanics.
We offer services for all boat owners, from routine maintenance and simple tasks, like installing new batteries or wiring in a new float switch for your bilge pump to major refits like whole-boat rewiring and new engine installations.
Here’s a closer look at all our boat repair services in Fort Lauderdale:
Boat Electrical Repair
Onyx’s team of mobile marine electricians can help you with various marine electrical repair services.
Keeping your boat’s electrical system fully charged is essential. Charging systems can be complex and highly custom to each boat, from diesel generators to solar panels and inverters. Our electricians are capable of helping you navigate an efficient design and installation. We also are available for upgrades, and repairs to existing batteries, charging systems, and monitor systems.
Our master marine electricians are capable of large-scale projects such as rewiring entire vessels, but we also are available to help with the more common requests of wiring in a new piece of electronics, replacing a switch, or upgrading a panel. We also provide boat bonding services to prevent electrical current damage to your underwater metal hardware.
Marine Wi-Fi and Satellite Systems
Staying connected away from the dock is important to most boat owners. There are options for boats looking for more robust cellular and Wi-Fi signals to those needing satellite-based solutions for offshore connectivity.
Onyx installs marine Wi-Fi domes and boosters on boats. The mobile team makes the process easy by coming to you, and our professionals do a clean, professional installation.
We install all models of marine electronics. If you are looking to purchase new equipment, we can help you get the latest technology at value prices, or we will install navigation equipment that you have purchased on your own.
We install GPS chart plotters, Radars, AIS transceivers, VHF radios, and more. We also make sure all your NMEA electronics are integrated and work with your other boat’s systems like your autopilot or monitoring systems.
For all new electronics installed, we spend the time with you to make sure you are comfortable with your new equipment before heading out–this is one of our foundations in providing an Elevated Experience with Onyx.
Marine Diesel Repair
Onyx’s Fort Lauderdale mobile marine diesel mechanics service most diesel engines including, Yanmar, Cummins, MTU, and Caterpillar.
Our mechanics can support boat owners with new installations, troubleshooting and repairs, and regularly scheduled maintenance plans.
Some of our more frequent requests include performance diagnostics, engine alignments, motor mount replacements, fuel and oil filter replacements, and hose replacements.
As with all our services, when we come to your boat, you’ll get a report of everything we found and what we did. We often include photos if it makes it easier to explain.
We also work on Marine Generators such as Onan, Northern Lights, Kohler, and Westerbeke.
Marine Outboard Repair
Onyx’s skilled outboard motor mechanics help Fort Lauderdale boat owners keep their boats in peak performance. We service most marine outboard brands, like Mercury, Yamaha, and Suzuki.
Proper maintenance is crucial to the engine life and performance of outboards. Our mobile outboard mechanics can make scheduling and performing the necessary tasks easy.
We can do all maintenance tasks such as lower unit servicing, 50/100/300-hour services, fuel/oil filter changes, and sparkplug replacement.
We also service steering, trim and tilt, and fuel systems to approach your boat comprehensively.
Hydraulic systems are found on almost every type of vessel and are incorporated into everything from critical steering systems to lifts and doors. We help boaters with new hydraulic system installations as well as repairs. In addition, we can service the pumps and all the lines and fittings that make up your system.
A properly serviced fuel system can significantly impact your boat’s efficiency (and safety). Our team can help with changing fuel lines and fittings, replacing fuel pumps, changing fuel filters, and finding leaks. Plus, we can make monitoring your fuel consumption easier with gauges, fuel senders, and tank sensors.
Paint, Gelcoat, and Fiberglass Repair
Refinishing work on boats takes a variety of expertise. Sometimes a talented Gelcoat specialist is needed to blend away a minor scratch on the deck. Sometimes you need to restore that faded hull with a professional paint job. And, sometimes, you need to start with a structural fiberglass repair.
The job’s success is directly related to the skill of the professional hired.
We work with boat owners who need an insurance claim repair, as well as boat owners who want to keep their boat in pristine conditions with regular maintenance.
Our mobile Gelcoat and fiberglass specialists simplify the process by coming to your vessel and using the industry’s best products and processes.
Custom Boat Lighting
Work with Onyx’s architectural lighting specialist to install dramatic underwater lighting. Our lighting specialist can also help with custom lighting solutions for your deck and interior, as well as improve the safety and usability of your vessel with specifically designed task lighting.
Fort Lauderdale Boating Lifestyle
We don’t just repair boats in Fort Lauderdale. We love being part of the boating community here. Boaters come from all over the world to enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s 300-miles of navigable waterways, explore events like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show or enjoy the annual Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade.
We love to get to know the boat owners we serve, delight our customers with unexpected extras, and give the boat owners we work with a feeling of confidence because we will handle the details.
While we’d rather see you out enjoying the water or a local boating event, if you need boat repairs in Fort Lauderdale, we have the team to handle all your boat maintenance and repair needs. Call us to talk about your boat anytime.