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January 2018

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.


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.


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

LC8 Partners with Iguana Yachts

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LC8 Marine is excited to announce our new partnership with Iguana Yachts. Adding to our existing repertoire of Amphibious boats and technologies, we are thrilled to add the Iguana Yachts brand under our umbrella.

Interested in learning more about these stunning Euro-style boats? Contact us today!

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!