Boat Corrosion Seminar at HHN March 2
If you are attending this seminar please click on the link below to access information with password given at seminar.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Zimmerman Marine President Steve Zimmerman will be speaking at these upcoming events.
Marine Corrosion Seminar, March 2 at Herrington Harbour North.
During TrawlerFest, Stuart FL, Steve will cover "Engine Maintenance", "How To Buy a Used Boat", "How to Maintain a Cruising Powerboat" and "The Downeast Circle Route". March 5-9.
At Cruiser's University in Annapolis, MD on April 25 he will present a seminar on "How To Maintain a Cruising Boat".
Finally, at the MTOA, Marine Trawler Owners Associaton on May 2, he will present "Make The Most of Your Annual Haulout"
Visit us at the Charleston Boat Show
Zimmerman Marine will be showcasing it's newest location in the Charleston Area
at the Charleston Boat Show on Jan. 25-27 at the Charleston Area Convention Center.
Look for us in Booth 143. We would love to meet you and talk about your plans on the water.
For more info visit http://www.thecharlestonboatshow.com/
We Are Pleased To Announce -
Zimmerman Marine Southport has a new Yard Manager - J Jess. J has been a Marine Systems Tech with ZMI Southport since March of 2015. Prior to that he was a Quality Assurance manager with Rampage Yachts. J is passionate about customer service and has an impressive knowledge of marine systems.
J takes over from Steve Wallace who has moved further south to run our newest yard in Charleston at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mt. Pleasant.
We wish them both continued success.
Cruisers University Attendees can access material for Steve Zimmerman's seminar by clicking on the link below and using the password given at seminar.
Krogen Owners Rendezvous
Krogen Owners can access the material for Steve Zimmerman's discussion on
Shore Power Problems by clicking the link and using the password given by Steve.
TrawlerFest Seminar Info
TrawlerFest Baltimore Seminar Attendees can click on the link below to access semiinar material.
Use the password given at the seminar by Steve Zimmerman.
September 25-26 - TrawlerFest Diesel Engine Course 2018
September 28 - How To Maintain A Cruising Boat
Southport Yard to Reopen
The ZMI Southport Yard will reopen on Monday, September 24.
Call 910-477-9044 to schedule work or click on the Southport, NC page on our homepage and submit an online Work Order request.
Due to Hurricane Florence, our Southport Office is temporarily closed.
We will update this information later this week.
Our thoughts are with our employees, customers and all those that were in the path of this relenteless storm.
Boat Shows and Speaking Engagements
Zimmerman Marine will be represented at TrawlerFest Baltimore from September 25-29. Steve Zimmerman will once again team up with Nigel Calder for a two day seminar - "Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Engines" on 9/25-26.
On Thursday and Friday morning Steve will be part of a group discussion "The Boat Buyers Survival Guide". On Friday afternoon Steve will be taking part in a Town Hall Meeting - "The Cruisers Perspective".
On October 5, Steve Zimmerman and Max Parker will be on hand at the Krogen Owners Rendezvous in Annapolis.
Steve will also be speaking at Cruiser's University on October 10 - "Maintaining Your Boat - Above And Below The Waterline"
Zimmerman Marine to show at Wilmington Boat Show
Zimmerman Marine - Southport will be represented at the Wilmington Boat Show September 7-9th at the Wilmington Convention Center, Space 38. Stop by and say hello and see what we are all about.
Five Yards in Four States and Committed to helping you Cruise, Fish, or fullfilling whatever your dreams on the water are.
Southport Location Celebrates 5 Years
Our Southport Yard is celebrating a 5 Year Anniversary. The Southport location became the fourth location for Zimmerman Marine on August 13, 2013 and has grown tremendously over the past 5 years. Being located on the ICW has been a big factor in the growth but the location has been servicing boats at Southport Marina as well as many other local marinas.
Zimmerman Marine also became a Yamaha Dealer in 2016, now doing business as Southport Yamaha.
Congratulations to Steve Wallace and his outstanding team!
Charleston Operation is Rolling
The vans are ready to roll in the Charleston area. Our office is located at Charleston Harbor Marina Office on the second floor. You may request work by calling 843-849-2458 or you can submit an ONLINE WORK ORDER REQUEST.
Best of The Bay Awards Announced
The July issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine announced the winners of their Best Of The Bay survey.
We are pleased that our customers took the time to vote for Zimmermam Marine and happy to share the results.
ZMI Celebrates 10 Years in Deltaville
In 2008, during a shaky economy, Steve Zimmerman made the decision to expand ZMI with a second location in Deltaville, VA. By locating the repair yard at an exisiting marina, Norview Marine, we were able to expand our customer base and offer more services.
Under the guidance of yard manager, Adam Sadeg and his close knit team, this location has grown and offers a full range of repair and refit choices.
The occassion was celebrated with a catered lunch for employees.
We are pleased to announce that the newest, and 5th location for Zimmerman Marine will be opening July 16th at 8:00 AM. The office is located at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. We are offering a Mobile Marine Repair Service that can come to you.
We will be posting phone numbers as soon as they are verified. In the meantime if you need more info or need to schedule service, please contact Steve Wallace ar firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience. We will see you in Charleston very soon.
Zimmerman Marine Expands to Charleston
Zimmerman Marine will be opening a service operation in Charleston SC in mid-July 2018. Charleston Harbor Marina will serve as the base of operations for a mobile service for the surrounding area.
Company president Steve Zimmerman commented, “Charleston complements our existing service network perfectly. Transient cruisers can stay within our service family from Charleston SC all the way to Herrington Harbour in Maryland. With five yards in four states all sharing one database, we can seamlessly service cruisers as they make their way along the mid-Atlantic.”
Zimmerman Marine, now in its 38th year, also has locations in Southport NC, Mathews VA, Deltaville VA, and at Herrington Harbor in Deale MD.
For more infornation contact Steve Wallace.
TrawlerFest Stuart, March 6-11, 2018
Steve Zimmerman will speak on "Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Engines" and "How To Maintain A Cruising Powerboat" during TrawlerFest.
Attendees will receive password at seminar.
Click on the appropriate link to access material.
Spring Speaking Events Scheduled
Herrington Harbour Winter Seminar - February 24 - Steve Zimmerman will present an informative talk on Shore Power Systems To register, click on the link above. CLICK HERE to access seminar material.
TrawlerFest Stuart March 6-11, Stuart, FL.
Steve will be speaking with Nigel Calder and Adolf Eller - Everything You Need To Know about Diesel Engines, a two day seminar on March 6-7.
On Friday March 9, Steve will be part of a Cruisers Roundtable and will discuss repairs and boatyards from booth the Cruiser and Boatyard perspective. Sunday, March 11, Steve will present Care & Maintenance Of The Cruising Powerboat.
April 21 & 22 - Annapolis, MD. On Saturday the 21, Steve will present Maintaining Your Boat - Above and Below The Waterline and Sunday, April 22, Purchase Power - Tips on Buying a Powerboat
Out With The Old (Engines) In With Two New Yanmars
New customers Ron and Linda Jones purchased "Escape" from its original owners a couple of years before they retired. The main issue then was high engine hours. When purchased the engines were at 4000 hours. Despite the engine hours the couple determined this was the right boat for them.
They began, and continue to refit the the boat to their liking, replacing nearly every major component as well as adding several new ones, generator, inverter-charger, batteries, Vacuflush system, new galley range, washer-dryer, windlass, electronics and more.
Since the refit they have managed a three month cruise from their home base on Virginia's Eastern Shore north to Provincetown, as well as three - eight month winter cruises to the Bahamas which have added an additional 2000 hours to the engines. It became apparent that the last component of the refit was the engines.
Zimmerman Marine evaluated the engines before the couple's planned winter cruise and determined the engines needed to be overhauled or replaced before another trip south. There were compression issues as well as an oil leak. Fortunately the transmissions were rated for a much higher horsepower and exhibited virtually no signs of wear, which meant only the engines needed to be replaced, saving the couple a good deal of money.
The refit went smoothly from the start when the old engines were removed with the expandable forklift and an experienced team of techs. The clearance getting the engines in and out was minimal and it could have been a tense time for Ron who was looking on. It was clear the team knew exactly what they were doing. The engines never touched any other part of the boat until they were replaced back on the engine pans.
The engine refit is complete. Escape was returned to the water for the trial run which revealed the engines ran great. Some modifications to the props is required as expected.
Ron and Linda plan to cruise to the Bahamas and warmer temperatures. They will be breaking in two new Yanmar 4JH110 along the way.
Happy Cruising Ron and Linda!
Yamaha Key to Reliability Event
For complete details and price quotes, call Adam at 910-477-9048 or email: email@example.com
HHN Haulout Seminar Information
Attendees of the "How to Get The Most Out Of Your Winter Haulout"can click here for material.
Great Informational Seminar at HHN on November 11
This information filled half day seminar will give you the knowledge you need to inspect and maintain your boat while on land for the winter. We will cover ...
BELOW the WATERLINE
- Inspecting the hull below the waterline for blisters, delamination, moisture intrusion and strategies for prevention
- How to inspect your underwater hardware for signs of galvanic and stray current corrosion
- Sacrificial anodes - how they work, how many you need, and effect from other boats.
- Drive train maintenance - how to check and maintain your propeller, shaft, bearings and shaft seal
- Selecting the best bottom paint for your boat
ABOVE the WATERLINE
-Gelcoat - what it does and how to preserve it. Understanding and repairing gelcoat cracks
- Deck structure - how to protect the core and preserve the value of your boat
- How to protect wood on fiberglass boats
- How to rebed deck hardware
- Annual engine inspections and service
- Shore power safety - what to look for and best practices
- Siphon breaks - how they work and how to service
Saturday, November 11, 8:30 - 12:30, HHN Meeting Room, (above West Marine)
The cost is $100.00 - To register call Gail at 804-725-3440 or
Teresa at 410-867-4400 or 301-261-5151.
Steve Zimmerman to speak at Hampton Snowbirds Rendezvous
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Steve Zimmerman at Cruisers University
Cruisers University attendees can click here for material.
The link requires password given at seminar by Steve.
Steve Zimmerman at Krogen Owners Rendezvous
"What Your Thru Hulls Can Tell You About Your Electrical System"
Krogen Rendezvous attendees can click here for the material.
Use the password provided by Steve at seminar.
TrawlerFest Bay Bridge Seminar
Attendees for the TrawleFest Bay Bridge Seminar wth Steve Zimmerman, How To Maintain a Cruising Powerboat can click here to access material using the password provided at seminar.