Mechanical and Systems


Essex Boat Works provides superior yacht service and quality mechanical maintenance, repair and repower for boats and yachts of all types and sizes. We are highly accomplished in the installation, service, repair and replacement of mechanical, electrical, propulsion and solar powered systems. Among our team, our experience mechanic, John Plumb (JP), has been working in the boating industry for over 40 years and offers vast knowledge of many mechanical systems new and old.


We specialize in the service and replacement of diesel and gasoline inboard and outboard engines. We service engines produced by Cummins, Detroit/MTU, Volvo and Yanmar among others. Our boat yard is equipped with the heavy equipment necessary to manage engine removal and replacement for all vessel types. We pride ourselves in the challenging process and successful outcomes of drive line set up, repair and prop alignment.


Properly maintained propulsion systems are key to the enjoyment of your boat and time on the water. We service a variety of propulsion systems including inboard, outboard, stern drive, pods and jets. Our annual maintenance services help to prevent lost/down time and increases fuel efficiency. Essex Boat Works is a certified Hamilton Jet service provider.


Essex Boat Works has knowledgeable marine technicians in the electrical field having upgraded many boats systems with new generators, battery chargers, inverters, and transformers. We work with high quality, leading electronic manufacturers who produce audio/video, GPS, fish-finders, radar, safety beacons, and satellite systems. Troubleshooting electrical systems, air conditioning and refrigeration faults is a specialty and we see many transient boaters lay in for assistance.

Mechanical and Systems


A solar-recharged battery system can offer you the freedom to run lights, fans, refrigerators and electronics anywhere the sun shines, even in the most remote locations. Essex Boat Works has the skills and experience to safely install solar panels on your boat, sailboat or yacht. Using the Victron line of products, we can supply both AC and DC power in all types of boats. We also offer custom solar installations to meet your needs.