Living in the Florida Keys is one of the many privileges that I cherish. My parents built a small home which has turned into my weekend getaway.
I keep a small boat and a Sea Doo there so that I can enjoy the waters with my guests.
The Florida Keys, and particularly the area that I stay in is great for enjoying water sports,
fishing or just relaxing in the best waters one could find anywhere in the country.
It is also the home of Mariners Warehouse, my marine supply business. It all started here when my boat broke down.
Last year my boats lower unit jammed up. It wasn’t the first time. I had replaced the lower unit with rebuilt ones at least twice before,
and they don’t seem to last me very long. This time I knew I wanted to go with a new unit, so I decided to buy an aftermarket instead of a rebuilt gear case. The original Yamaha gear cases are about twice the price for a 130 horse power engine like mine.
Sterndrive Engineering, also known as SEI, manufactures a perfect replacement unit for my motor, so I took a chance with their product.
After all, I don’t know of another after-market lower unit company that makes a replacement for my motor, and nobody, not even Yamaha, offers a 3 year warranty on lower units.
Installing the lower unit was very simple and I was back on the water again for under a grand.
I immediately thought of how many others might be out there with damaged lower units, who don’t know about this product. So, it was clear that I now had a new venture to embark on.
Mariners Warehouse was born in February of 2013. Since then, we have become a leading dealer of SEI sterndrives and lower units in South Florida. Today we ship lower units throughout the Caribbean and as far up as Alaska. We have sold hundreds and we have had no complaints about the quality and performance of our units.We have made relationships with many happy boaters who will continue to support us and who appreciate our products and service.
So to all my boater friends out there: If your lower unit ever breaks down, remember that we carry new replacements for just about every Yamaha, Mercury, Johnson, and Evinrude out there. Like me, you can be zipping around the water again in no time, for much less than you thought.
…..Happy and Safe Boating to you all,