Since 1995 Maritime Solutions (originally known as
InflatableXperts, now goes by both Maritime Solutions and
InflatableXperts) has sold and serviced all brands of inflatable
boats (currently dealers for - AB, Walker Bay, and Achilles) and all
brands outboard motors (currently dealers for - Honda, Tohatsu, and
Yamaha). With locations in Portsmouth, RI and Annapolis, MD,
Maritime Solutions (MSI) has established itself as a leader in the
sales, service, and repairs of inflatable boats, their motors, and
related equipment including Weaver Davits and Sea Wise Systems,
marine electronics, re-powers, winter services, and storage. MSI
also inventories and sells parts for many boats and outboard motors.
MSI has a large and diverse customer base. They include private boat
and yacht owners, charter boats, state and local government
agencies, and elements of the US military (Navy, USCG). Our
Portsmouth, RI location recently added two fiberglass boat lines,
Nautic Star (www.nauticstarboats.com) and Bristol Harbor Boats
(www.bristolharborboats.com), to our product mix. And we now own and
operate three Freedom Boat Club locations (www.freedomboatclub.com)
in Warwick, Newport, and Portsmouth, RI.
MSI also owns and operates a website that specializes in the sale of
used inflatable boats and outboard motors (www.usedinflatables.com). This
site can be used to sell or purchase inflatable boats and/or motors
of any make or size.
MSI is proud of the respect our customers have for our years of
service. We understand that every customer has unique needs and we
look forward to many more years of working with you and helping you
find the best solutions for your maritime needs.
Graduate of University of Virginia in 1977,
Started and ran many businesses in restaurants and rentals;
started InflatableXperts in 1995 in Rhode Island. Developed
the business as the premier business for inflatable boat and
outboard sales and service on the East Coast. Manager of the
Rhode Island Store. Also operator of the Freedom Boat Club
for Rhode Island.
from upstate NY; graduated NYSUNY Maritime College with
Bachelor in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture;
Worked in what he calls the real world as research engineer
in the field of high speed water jet propulsion and
submarine propeller design; Moved on to own and operate a 50
yacht charter bareboat charter fleet out of Annapolis, MD,
and since 1996 managed the Annapolis Store of
InflatableXperts - Now named Maritime Solutions.
from the Annapolis, MD; graduated from Annapolis high
School, and went right to work for Zodiac of North America
as technician...Became head of Warranty Claims USA, taught
repair schools, moved to California and set up warranty /
repair station, then Hawaii and set up warranty / repair
station, rebuilt charter boats to comply with the Jones Act.
Return to Annapolis, MD to patent the inflatable Catamaran,
when to Costa Rica to start manufacturing plant / warranty
Station. Returning once again to Annapolis, MD in 2002 as
Service manager at Maritime Solutions / InflatableXperts