Services we Offer
Big job or small job, Crate's can handle it for you!
At Crate's Lake Country Boats our service philosophy is simple: Total Service Excellence! We know that customer service is not a sometime thing. It is the relentless pursuit of excellence. It starts at the top and flows downward through the entire organization! It's not just a saying; it's the fundamental principle behind everything we do.
For all your mechanical needs, Crate's Lake Country Boats has factory trained technicians for quality repairs to all makes and models. From routine maintenance to complete re-powers, no job is too big or too small for the CSI award winning team at Crate's!
- Authorized dealer for Volvo gas & diesel stern drive, inboard & IPS
- Volvo IPS installation, repair & rebuild specialists
- Volvo joystick & multi-station control installation
- Volvo drive rebuild centre for SX-M, SX-A, DP-SM, DPS-A, DPH
- Authorized dealer for Mercury gas & diesel stern drives & inboards
- Authorized dealer for Kohler generators
- Engine & transmission repairs & rebuilding to all makes & models
- Impact repairs to IPS, stern drives, props, shafts, struts & rudders
- Preferred service provider to all major insurance companies for fast turn-around & in-house claims adjusting
Fiberglass & Gelcoat
Crate's Lake Country Boats has some of the best fiberglass technicians in the industry providing quality work from major structural restoration projects to minor cosmetic repairs. Crate's uses only the best quality materials and all work is guaranteed.
- Structural hull, deck & superstructure repairs specializing in impact & grounding damage
- Stringer, bulkhead & transom repair & core replacement
- Professional osmosis repairs, epoxy barrier coatings & bottom refinishing
- Custom gelcoat refinishing
- Quality compounding, buffing & polishing
- Custom pin striping & vinyl graphics
Whether you're customizing your brand new Regal or Pursuit or refitting your older boat with new electronics, Crate's sells and installs quality electronics from all major manufacturers. Let us design and install your custom navigation or entertainment system.
- Authorized dealer for Raymarine, Garmin, Lowrance & Standard Horizon
- Custom navigation system design & installation including radar, autopilot, GPS, chart plotters, VHF radios, depth sounders, fish finders, satellite TV and more
- Custom electronics pedestals, towers & masts
If you're looking to maximize comfort, convenience, safety and fun on the water, Crate's Lake Country Boats offers a broad range of custom accessories designed to help you get the most out of your boat.
- Custom inverter, charger & battery solutions for all your offshore power needs
- Authorized dealer for Roswell Wake Air featuring custom wake sport towers, board racks, speakers, lights and mirrors
- Sea Weed stainless steel dinghy retrieval systems - manual and powered
- Authorized dealer for Flexiteek synthetic teak decking systems
- Custom extended swim platforms - hydraulic & fixed
- Bow & stern thruster installation from QL, Vetus Maxpower, Lewmar & others
- Authorized dealer for Marine Air heating & cooling systems
- Authorized dealer for Sealand Vacu-flush head systems
- Authorized dealer for Maxwell & Lewmar windlasses
- Complete line of ground tackle including anchors, chain & rode from all major manufacturers
- Stainless steel BBQ's with custom mounting solutions
- Underwater lighting systems from Ocean LED
- Custom canvas & upholstery fabrication & repair
- Inflatable dinghy & outboard packages
Winterizing / Storage
Crate's Lake Country Boats offers factory-authorized winterizing service & storage solutions to all makes and models.
- Guaranteed winterizing and winter maintenance service to all makes and models including engines, generators, fresh water systems, head systems & sea water systems
- Bottom washing including steam and chemical cleaning
- Covered rack storage for boats up to 25 feet
- Land storage for boats up to 60 feet
- Professional shrink wrapping utilizing heavy-duty ridge pole & frame systems
- Environmentally responsible handling of waste products including oils, antifreeze, shrink wrap
Crate's Lake Country Boats offers professional shrink wrapping services using quality materials, advanced techniques and top of the line equipment to ensure your boat remains safe from winter damage.
- Professional staff are fully trained, insured and WSIB registered
- Heavy duty ridge poles and framing systems eliminate snow load
- Proper ventilation provided with optional No Damp dehumidifiers to minimize condensation
- Exclusive use of white shrink wrap to allow natural light inside boat over winter - ideal for sales and service purposes
- Preservation tape used to minimize glue residue in the spring
- Optional zippered access doors available
Crate's Lake Country Boats offers safe & secure handling of boats up to 60 Feet and 35 Tons utilizing state of the art equipment.
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- Two 35 Ton Marine Travel Lifts
- 20 Ton Cono-Lift hydraulic trailer with Case 90HP 4WD tractor
- 5 Ton Gerlinger fork truck
- 8 Ton Hyster fork truck
- Emergency on-the-water towing
- Priority haul-out & repairs for impact-damaged vessels
- Convenient access to Lake Simcoe & Lake Couchiching from our facility at the Atherley Narrows in Orillia, Ontario