LC8 Completes True North 34 Custom Build!

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Just launched! True North 34 ‘TOOT’ splashed in June and her happy owner is enjoying a semi-custom boat from LC8 Marine designed and built to fit her precise needs and requirements. This go-anywhere, do anything classic New England powerboat fell into a dubious future when the original builder ceased operations, and we are thrilled to have jumped right in for a seamless transition.

More pictures and details coming soon!

About this semi-custom True North 34 Build

When the owner took possession of their True North 34 from the original builder (US Watercraft in Warren, RI), and handed it to LC8 for completion, we essentially had an empty shell. With no time to spare we jumped straight into action. With careful project planning and attention to detail we are pleased to see this beautiful boat completed and in the water where she belongs!

Custom Paint Job in Stars and Stripes Blue

We got straight to work, and jumped in with our painting specialist who completed the job with a glorious paint job that is sure to turn heads in many harbors.

Engine Installation and Systems

Next we began spec’ing the engine(s) with the owner and installing twin outboards, engine electronics, throttle controls, bow thruster and steering systems.

Marine Electronics, VHF and Sound System

LC8’s expertise in networking and integration powered this True North 34, giving the owner a top of the line solution.

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Interior Joinery, Woodwork and Finishing

LC8 completed the interior v-berth and salon areas to the owners specification.

True North 34- Lighting, Galley and Head Systems

LC8 installed all lighting, and systems for the galley and head.

Need Service work on your True North?

Contact Scott today if you need help with your True North Yacht.

CONTACT US ABOUT TRUE NORTH SERVICE WORK

LC8 is hiring: Marine Technician

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Why work for LC8 Marine?

Based in Middleboro, MA, LC8 Marine is a premiere full-service boat management and repair company, that also specializes in RIB and Amphibious technologies, boat refit and fleet management.  Selected as the Official Service Center for Protector Boats on the East Coast, we have a large number of Protector boats under our care as well as other respected brands such as Hinckley Yachts, Morris Yachts and Sealegs. Learn more.

Marine Technician

We are looking for a full time marine electronics/electrical technician who has experience providing electronics and electrical maintenance and repair for boats, both power and sail. Individual MUST have high attention to detail and a passion for accuracy in order to fit into our ‘get it done right the first time’ culture.

LC8 Marine offers a full training program for the right candidate. A great opportunity to learn and grow with one of the best service centers in New England.

  • Experience working/desire to work in a commercial boat repair/storage environment and be able to provide references. LC8 Marine offers a full training program for the right candidate too. A great opportunity to learn with one of the best service centers in New England.
  • We have clients up and down the East Coast, so the ability to travel, on occasion, to meet clients’ needs, is a must
  • Positive outlook and desire to problem solve to a solution
  • Passionate about good customer service

Duties include:

  • Marine electronics. Both in house (shop), and mobile services.
  • Marine electrical
  • General boat yard duties

If you are interested in this opportunity, we want to meet you. Please send contact information and resume for immediate consideration.

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LC8 Completing the Build of a True North 34

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Launching Spring 2018. What a beauty! We are proud to be in the final stages of the build of a True North 34 Outboard Express. This go-anywhere, do anything classic New England powerboat fell into a dubious future when the original builder ceased operations. LC8 jumped right in for a seamless transition.

The result? A happy owner who is now benefiting from a semi-custom boat to fit their precise needs and requirements.

About this semi-custom True North 34 Build

When the owner took possession of their True North 34 from the original builder (US Watercraft in Warren, RI), and handed it to LC8 for completion, we essentially had an empty shell. With no time to spare we jumped straight into action. With careful project planning and attention to detail, we are on track to deliver the boat on time and on budget. More about the project below:

Custom Paint Job in Stars and Stripes Blue

We got straight to work, and jumped in with our painting specialist who completed the job with a glorious paint job that is sure to turn heads in many harbors.

Engine Installation and Systems

Next we began spec’ing the engine(s) with the owner and installing twin outboards, engine electronics, throttle controls, bow thruster and steering systems.

Marine Electronics, VHF and Sound System

LC8’s expertise in networking and integration powered this True North 34, giving the owner a top of the line solution.

CONTACT US ABOUT TRUE NORTH SERVICE WORK

Interior Joinery, Woodwork and Finishing

LC8 completed the interior v-berth and salon areas to the owners specification.

True North 34- Lighting, Galley and Head Systems

LC8 installed all lighting, and systems for the galley and head.

Need Service work on your True North?

Contact Scott today if you need help with your True North Yacht.

CONTACT US ABOUT TRUE NORTH SERVICE WORK

LC8 Marine Named Official Service Center for Protector RIBs

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Protector Boats prioritizes customer satisfaction and quality, and is committed to understanding and responding to the unique needs of its customers. Therefore, it is an honor to have been selected as an Official Service Center for Protector Boats on the East Coast USA.

We pride ourselves on delivering a consistently high level of service from our first point contact throughout your boat ownership experience.

Services we offer for Protector Boats and their owners

As Protector’s Official Service Center for East Coast USA, we are responsible for outfitting and rigging all of their new boats shipped to the East Coast USA from New Zealand.  This includes electronics, engine installations, seating, lighting and beyond.

Protector RIB Service and Repairs by LC8 Marine:

For Protector Boat owners in the USA, we offer the following services:

  • maintenance
  • re-tubing
  • engine repair and installations
  • electronic installations
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Tube Replacement on your RIB – Protector, Sealegs and more

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LC8 is an authority on RIB tube replacement. With 16 years of RIB re-tubing experience, we have replaced countless RIB tubes on brands such as Protector, Sealegs, Zodiac and more.

Re-tube your RIB with confidence at LC8.

How do I know when I need to replace my RIB Tubes?

It’s time for a RIB tube replacement, when your tubes are brittle, leaking and faded. Staying ahead of an imminent need is key. The last thing you want is to find yourself in mid-boating season and wasting your precious boating weekends while your RIB gets re-tubed.

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Our Process. How we do it.

Like everything we do at LC8, we don’t cut corners.

  • We use military-grade Hypalon, a UV & petroleum resistant fabric that is one of the strongest and highest quality RIB materials available and something not all service centers use.
  • We apply the correct solvents and adhesion methods tested over years of experience.
  • We take a ‘pattern’ from the hull and old tubes, to ensure a precision-engineered fit.

Want to customize your tubes? No problem.

Many customers want to customize their application and add appendages, rub-rails, hand loops etc. Perhaps even change the color of their RIB tubes.  We can customize a new tube set for your inflatable with different colors, accents and features to create a one of a kind tender for you.

How long does it take to replace my RIB Tubes?

Depending on the project, it takes LC8 Marine between 4-6 weeks to complete a RIB replacement project.

Recent LC8 RIB re-tubing projects (Protector RIB and more)

See below for pictures on recent re-tube projects we have completed. We have hundreds more projects like this and can talk to you about any questions you have. Call Scott today!

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First Ever Wesmac ‘Outboard’

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Pushing the boundaries of design, LC8 Marine worked in partnership with renowned Naval Architect Matt Smith to custom design this Westmac cruiser. We installed twin Yamaha 300 outboard engines on the traditional inboard hull, and designed and installed all of the electronic systems. The result? Serious head-turning style.

We also managed all the sea trials and set up of the vessel.

Amphibious Technology Retro-fit

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How do you make one of the most versatile boats in the world even more versatile? Hire LC8 to add Amphibious Technology!

We took a 27’ Stanley Landing craft, and added a 4-wheel Sealegs Amphibious kit to give the owner even more versatility. We also powered the hydraulic systems with a 32 HP Yanmar Diesel engine and ensured all systems worked flawlessly.

Hinckley Picnic Boat – Owner Support

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LC8 Marine recently helped a customer purchase a pre-owned Hinckley Picnic boat. Over the winter we re-painted the hull, stripped and repainted the bottom, and made some personal tweaks to the cabin and pilothouse.

Upon commissioning the vessel, we did several trainings with the owner to instruct him on everything from docking to vessel care and maintenance.