Over 20 years Steve Uhthoff has been the person I have gone to for fiberglass repairs. Steve and his team conducted repairs to my yacht before I went to the Sydney Olympics games in 2000 which made it possible for us to perform at a world class level in the Star Boat Class. I have always found Steve trustworthy, and he always went the extra mile to make sure the work was completed on time and on budget.
We have been in the refit management business for eleven years, based out of Jabins Yacht Yard, Annapolis and Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola. As a comprehensive yacht rebuilder, we strive only to work with subcontractors that meet or exceed our demanding standards. Having known Steven Uhtoff for more than 20 years it was a blessing to have him move to Jabins Yacht Yard last year so that we could have direct access to his high quality workmanship. We vet all our contractors by having them work on our own 25 year old Tayana 55. Steve did the vinyl ester barrier layer to our hull 20 years ago and we have been osmosis free since then. Five years ago he built us a carbon rudder that improved the handling of our 70,000 pound boat to the point where hand steering has been a joy, rather than a burden. Lately he has re-gelcoated the above deck surfaces, matching colors perfectly and restoring the deck areas to better than new condition.
But those are not Steve's only skills. Working with a naval architect he structurally modified a 43 foot sailboat that had had severe collapse of the hull structure in the chainplate and keel sump areas. The finished product exceeded all our expectations. All projects that we have given Annapolis Gelcoat and Fiberglass repair has been completed with an incredible attention to function and esthetics. Steve is the grand master with a spray gun, laying down paint as though it were done on the assembly line by robots. Professionally done finishes that last beyond their expected life spans. Structural repairs that exceed the original manufacturing process. A true master of his craft.
In that we are only as good as our subcontractors, Annapolis Gelcoat and fiberglass repair has help move our refit company to the top tier in this industry. It is a pleasure to recommend their services without reservation.
I've worked with Steve for many years now and have always been extremely happy with the work he has done for me. He takes the time to thoroughly complete the work and then finish it off to the highest standards.
I’ve known Steve Uhthoff for many years and the one thing that sets his work apart from everyone else is his demand for the perfection. Steve will not settle for good enough, it is the best possible job, even if that means it has to be redone to achieve the best results. He has worked on my boats for years and the results are always perfect and long lasting. Steve takes pride in his work and it shows in the results.