I would give Action Marine in Pinellas Park, FL a zero rating if I could. Chris Bubello is not only a liar but he's rude, nasty, under the influence of something and incompetent. He had my boat for over 3 months! I dropped off my boat at Action Marine on July 7, 2017. After over 3 months of excuses as to why my boat hadn't been repaired, on October 12, 2017, I picked my boat up literally in pieces. When he pulled the engine the wires and hoses were cut and yanked from the boat. I picked it up in worse condition than it was when I dropped it off. I couldn't get the motor until Chris made his way to it through his very disorganized shop to pick it up with his forklift the following Monday. I had to look all over Chris's shop to retrieve all of the parts but he still has my $500 dollar prop that he said was at the prop shop and a lot of other parts missing or broken that I couldn't find. I initially took it in to have the out drive and trans assembly replaced to the tune of over $12,000. I paid him up front almost $8000 for a deposit for labor/parts. He never ordered the parts and the only labor he did was removing the engine, transom assembly. Please don't take your boat to this low life or you'll be out of a lot of money and no boat repair as I am. Boat and trailer were damaged. He's very difficult to contact. He doesn't answer his phone/texts, he's very seldom there and when he does respond he's very rude and sarcastic and appeared to be under the influence as he gets belligerent when you tell him you’re taking your property. He's changed business names frequently due to the many judgements made against him from other customers who have had very similar experiences. I can't sue him for our money lost because he is a dead beat and has current judgements against him for over $100,000 already and he gets away with it by just changing business names and obviously no assets per attorney.
Chris was recommended to me by a buddy of mine and my buddy obviously had no idea how Chris actually runs his "business". I however, had the unsightly pleasure of witnessing Chris under the influence at his shop during business hours. Being under the influence and working on people's boat engines-DOES NOT MESH.
Took our boat in for a damaged prop and oil change on a Monday. Had he prop and fuilds done by Wednesday. What else can I say. No complaints and prices were great. Forget the big guys and go with Dave and his team.
Fast and prices are great. Will use before every season. Also picked up the boat for us and delivered no charge to our storage yard. Would recommend.
Great fast service. They really know there stuff when it comes to marine engines.
Chris and his team our simply the best Mercruiser, Mercury and volvo mechanics in the Bay Area. This guy is a little rough but give him a chance because he knows his stuff. His knowledge about boats and repair is amazing. Please give him a call and just talk to him about your boat and its problem and usually he will try and tell you how to fix it over the phone. He's always booked, very hard to get your boat worked on by him because he is one of the best. Maybe a trouble past he had but who cares when you need to get your boat fixed and you want it done by a Pro.