- Tom R.
- Loomis, CA
I have taken my18' ski boat to Cal's Marine several years now. They do excellent work and are honest. I do some maintenance on my own but I leave the bigger stuff to them. Alan goes over the boat completely and gives a rundown on what he finds. He tells you everything and you can decide what you want to have fixed. It's nice to know before a problem becomes a PROBLEM. My Four Winn's is 20 years old and today was the first day on the water after the shop. It ran smooth as when it was new. I've even asked him to replace electrical and he said what I had was fine with just a little free tweaking, he was right. All the staff at Cal's are very nice and personable. Their knowledge and advice are greatly appreciated.
8 reviews · 6 photos ****
in the last week-
Definitely not the cheapest, but they do great work! I'll bring my boat back.
1 review *****
in the last week-
The best customer service and competent technicians that ive dealt with in any business in a long time its nice to know that some people still take pride in what they do very impressed with cals marine
18 reviews *****
a month ago-
Great service & friendly atmosphere.
2 reviews *****
3 years ago-
Great boat people!
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a month ago
2 months ago-
I've been having lots of trouble getting my boat running correctly and finding replacement parts for the engine over the last two seasons. I came to this shop about a month ago and they not only were extremely helpful with finding and ordering random parts, but they also gave me a few tips on why my engine is running poorly. I looked into their suggestions and they were exactly right. Boat runs great now. Thank you Cal's Marine!
Cal's Marine is worth the 40 minute drive to Loomis from Sacramento. Their staff is polite, knowledgeable and honest. The shop is clean and well stocked with items every boater needs.
I had brought my boat in because I thought the bellows were cracked and leaking but after inspecting the boat Al let me know that the leak was due to a bad transom seal. They ended up having to pull the whole engine and outdrive off (obviously far more expensive than replacing just the bellows) in order to rectify the problem. Though the initial sticker shock of the work took a second to digest, I was comfortable giving them the thumbs up to do the work because it was crystal clear they knew what they were doing and not just trying to upsell me on work.
I was actually so impressed with the way they treated me that I asked if they could do a full tune up on the motor since they were pulling the engine anyway. And the price they estimated was incredibly reasonable.
The work was done right on time and when I went to pick up the boat I was absolutely blown away with how much work they did and how great the boat looked. Not only did they flawlessly seal the transom and replace the bellows ANDDDDD do the tune up work, these guys also cleaned out my bilge so it looked like new, replaced all my motors pulleys along with countless bolts and fixed issues that they didn't even charge me for (it's a long list of things so I won't bother typing them).
Cal's Marine Power Center get's my highest recommendation and has me as a customer for life. You can see a photo of my 4.3L Cobra on this yelp page. I just uploaded it so you can see how amazing it looks. It didn't look like that when I brought it in and now it looks and runs like it's brand new.
San Francisco, CA
Brought my new boat in for a winterization after its first season, and decided to give Cal's a try after talking to the service advisor on the phone, their assurance that a specific drop off and pick up date could be scheduled (I live out of area) and completed on time, and their one star YELP review. About that review - I'm pretty fastidious with my boat, and welcomed somebody going over it with a critical eye. I also wanted the outdrive pulled and aligned and Cal's Marine brought it up without my having to ask - and it was included in the general winterization estimate. Well, I dropped the boat off yesterday, and picked it up today. I am VERY pleased with the work, attention to detail, and all of the minor things that the technician found - which I was already aware of - and fixed at no extra cost. I could tell he really takes pride in his work, and it showed. Spotless engine and bilge, and also took the time to inspect (and adjust) my trailer. Highly recommended.
Brought in my boat for an outdrive alignment and through check over. My boat is a 2004 and this had never been done on the Volvo counter-rotating outdrive. I also had them replace impeller, batteries and oil change. They did a great job. They are very conscientious and made sure I was informed all along the way. Cost was very reasonable as well. Halfway through the job, the boots were found to be cracking - so I had those changed as well. Better to spend a few hundred bucks now than a new outdrive later!! They seemed very capable and professional. Test drive out on the lake - all went perfect. I'll definitely be returning to them should I need any more servicing on my boat!!
Daniel Duenas reviewed Cal's Marine Power Center — 5 star
August 9 · Excellent customer service. Strongly recommend them for anything marine
Glenn Gortney reviewed Cal's Marine Power Center — 5 star
November 21, 2016 ·
Extremely professional, highly knowledgeable, great follow-through, and fastidious attention to detail. I'm very particular (not easy to please), and highly recommend them.
Brian Richards reviewed Cal's Marine — 5 star
December 28, 2013 ·
Cals Marine by far has the best customer service of any marine parts and service business I've been to. They have always been willing to help with old or hard to find parts that other places will walk away from.
Kelli Collins reviewed Cal's Marine — 5 star
November 23, 2014 ·
Just got our boat winterized. Cal's marine has helped us earlier this summer get our boat running smoothly. They do a great job and are affordable. Thank you for the great service.
Dennis W Mckee reviewed Cal's Marine — 5 star
July 25, 2015 ·
The best place to buy factory parts and excellent customers service