Bryan Kolstad – How to Choose a Marine Mechanic

Bryan Kolstad is a marine mechanic based in Maine. He fixes boats of all kinds, ranging from large commercial boats to small recreational vehicles. He has been passionate about watercraft since he was very young, and started apprenticing at a local boatyard as a teenager. He has now developed a reputable business that attracts many different types of clients. If you need repairs for your boat, it is very important to choose an experienced marine mechanic. Here’s how to find one in your area.

  • If you have friends that are also into boating, ask them which marine mechanic they use. You will likely get a much more impartial answer from a friend than you would from a boat dealer, which is why you should go to them first.
  • If you don’t have any friends who know of a great marine mechanic, it is okay to ask your dealer (or any boating professional) who they would recommend. Although they may be biased towards certain favorite mechanics that they work with, they should still be able to give you a good recommendation.
  • If you have found contact information for a local marine mechanic, but aren’t sure about his reputation, you can always look online for reviews. Although it can be difficult to find them, many mechanics do have reviews available on sites like Yelp. These may provide important information that you otherwise might not be able to find.

Bryan Kolstad is an experienced marine mechanic who lives and works in Maine.