THREE NEW Protector Models!

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Come get a closer look at these three new models at The Newport International Boat Show!

The Newport International Boat Show is a time of the year that LC8 Marine looks forward to, and this year is no different! This year we are representing these three new Protector models as well as a new DRACO 27RS!

  • Protector Chase 3800 – brand new boat just delivered!
  • Protector TargaS 30 – possibly the best ‘value’ Protector we’ve seen!
  • Protector Chase 3300 

The NEW Protector Chase 3800 is versatile, fun and designed for tough luxury in any sea conditions. Grab 8 friends for a whale-watching trip at sunset and head out for an unforgettable evening. An ideal and safe choice for entertaining while being fast, exhilarating and a dry ride for all to enjoy!


  • Cockpit seating for 8-10
  • 3 helm seats
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For our clients looking for an excellent ‘value’ buy in the Protector line, we recommend this newly designed TargaS 30. All non-essential extras are stripped away, leaving a carefully-considered Protector thoroughbred with a price point you’re sure to love.


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The NEW Protector Chase 3300, is based off the incredible success of the Protector 30 Center Console. The NEW Chase 3300 is a 33′ version, and features a new center console design that make this boat a must-see. With fantastic handling and vast deck space this is an exhilarating (yet practical) ride for the whole family.


  • New Center Console Design! Customer-led design, with more electronics and storage space down below.
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Test Drive a Draco 27 RS

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LC8 Marine is pleased to present the stunning Draco 27 RS to the North American market.

The fit and finish you’ll find on a Draco is usually reserved for the finest of superyachts.

The Draco brand offers an unmatched fit and finish in the under thirty foot, outboard driven, family dayboat, bowrider market. Kåre Drangsholt, the founder of Draco boats in Flekkefjord, Southern Norway, was known for his ambition, drive and passion for boats.

From standard Custom Stainless steel fittings, optional hand laid teak decks, to the hand-stitched upholstery utilizing Europe’s finest outdoor textiles by Oniro, nothing is overlooked.

Not only will you love these boats, you’ll love the price point too. Built to order with owner’s choice of engine.  

Come and sea trial one with LC8 Marine and see for yourself just how super these little yachts are! 

Book a Draco RS 27  Sea Trial from August 4th– August 22nd 2018

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The Draco 27RS is sleek, robust, versatile and fun… she corners on rails and boasts exhilarating performance from a range of powerful outboard options. A deep, safe cockpit makes her an ideal and safe choice for the family whilst being packed with clever features.


  • Deep, safe cockpit with closing transom gates
  • Pilot / co-pilot sports seats
  • Stainless windscreen with integrated handrail
  • Comfort package (heads, fresh water system and sink with tap)
  • Camper canopy and bow rider tent options
  • Tonneau cover for cockpit and bow section
  • Wide range of hull colours and finishes.
  • Teak or synthetic laid decking
  • Radio with blue tooth
  • Fridge in the cockpit
  • Removable ski pole
Draco 27 RS

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.


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.


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!