Prestige Marine, Inc. established in 1987
Owner Rick Tasis, USCG Captain 500 Ton Master
"Prestige Marine has been active in the marine industry in three major areas-Refitting Yachts, Commissioning New Yachts for manufacturers and Owner Absentee Yacht Maintenance and Deliveries.
We have completed several projects that included an extension to the existing yacht, (aluminum and fiberglass in this capacity), and the total renovation the yachts exterior and interior. We have a full complement of contractors working with us to complete the projects.
Most recently we have been employed by yacht manufacturers to unload yachts at the port coming in from other countries. We do a complete evaluation on the yacht to insure all systems are working. Any repairs and upgrades are performed at that time. If the yacht is a sold vessel we do all the extras for the new owner’s. We also perform the same tasks on used yachts with new owners. We have an in house electronics expert who does complete new installations or modifications. We have personnel at our disposal to perform every task that is required to bring the yacht to the owner’s expectations.
Through the years we found a lot of the yacht owners we have as clients were interested in our services as a yacht maintenance company so we established Martell Marine Services, a subsidiary of Prestige Marine, to maintain their yachts and operate them. We have on staff, several experienced USCG licensed Captain's to handle any size vessel. We also have a comprehensive group of professional crew members who can handle the owner’s expectations.
With our involvement with yacht manufacturers' we have established relationships so that we can perform a custom new built up to 105’ presently. We work with designers, naval architects and the manufacturers' to detail the yacht to the owners imagination. We are involved in the projects from the concept stage to the delivery.
Most recently with the trend of Environmentally Friendly Green Marina's, we have joined forces with E-Paint; a non-metallic marine bottom paint. These products are effective and easy to apply. The costs are comparable to other marine bottom paints on the market.
Over our 20 plus years of being in business we have evolved with the industry. Our goals are to provide a service to the yachting industry that combines quality workmanship with reasonable pricing.
The relationships that we have established over the years have given us an opportunity to bring this to the new owners as well as the experienced yacht owners who have moved up from their first boat.
As the owner of this company, growing up in Florida I have been around boating my entire life. My personal interests are to see others enjoy what this activity has to offer. Boating and the sea is a way of life so I want to preserve our environment while utilizing its potentials."