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A Little About Sea Horse Boat Rentals

 

The brainchild of my father, Jack Patterson & myself, Stafford Patterson, the business actually began as Sea Horse Marine, offering sales & service of Johnson/Evinrude outboard motors to the residents of Hope Town & the surrounding area from our workshop located on the water in Back Creek, Hope Town Harbour. However it was only a few months after our opening day of April 1978 that we bought our first boat to rent, an old beat up 13’ Boston Whaler that we put a new 25 hp Johnson on. We grew a reputation for quality outboard motor mechanical services but added a few more boats to the rental fleet as demand slowly grew thru the 1980’s. Because of this reputation we were invited to provide boats for the guests of the newly (re)built Great Abaco Club & Boat Harbour Marina so in February of 1989 we opened a second ‘office’ (in reality it was a small beach hut) on their property located on the East side of Marsh Harbour, about 5 miles across the bay from Hope Town. This move created further demand for boats but it also allowed our repeat customers headed to Hope Town (or wherever) the opportunity to conveniently pick up their boat in Marsh Harbour from the Resort for the trip to their accommodations on the islands as opposed to riding over on the ferryboat. Location, location, location. In the ‘90s the area experienced further growth & so did our fleet, both in numbers as well as length. We had by now created Sea Horse Boat Rentals Company Ltd. which became our own best customer for engine sales & service! Y2K saw us move from the cabana by the Abaco Beach Resort building to a new & more ‘modern’ user friendly office located at the North end of the Marina. In the early years of this decade we began to focus more on the rentals & less on engine sales & service as it became impossible to provide quality service to both groups of customers. We now concentrate solely on YOU & YOUR needs as it relates to a quality boat rental experience. At the end of the 2012 season  the decision was made to close the Marsh Harbour office in an effort to cut costs and improve customer service by focusing exclusively on a single location.

We remain loyal to the Evinrude brand, repowering our boats with Evinrude E Tec outboard motors, equipped with cutting edge technology & the ability to provide much increased fuel economy. We stay up to date with our boat & motor preventative maintenance program & always have spares on hand just in case something breaks as well as someone qualified to handle the situation. Your safety is very important to us. At Sea Horse, our goal is to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your patronage.

 

Stafford Patterson,

President

Sea Horse Boat Rentals