Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Discounts at US Boatworks

We are thankful to our Veterans who have defended this great country throughout the years.
Happy Memorial DayIn order to honor those who served our nation, we are offering everyone an additional $10 off boat parts orders of $100 or more placed on-line through Monday, 5/30/16.  Use code memorialsave10 at checkout to see your discount in your shopping cart.

Feel great about buying from US Boatworks for all your boat parts needs.  We are the leader in supplying marine parts in the US.  By stocking over 2 million parts in one location, you can rest assured your order will be in stock, packaged and shipped the same day when your order is received by 3pm.  Your order leaves from our shop location in the heart of the US in Kansas City.  The advantage we have to being a Mid-West boat dealer is that our central location allows for shorter shipping distances to most locations.  These shorter shipping distances can translate into receiving your package quicker.  We expect all of these shopping conveniences will result in a pleasant experience for our valued customers.
Not only do we stock over 2 million boat parts and ship them out to you fast, we also offer everyday discounts of up to 20% off retail prices when you order on-line.  Pricing discounts vary depending on what you purchase, but you will find some of the best pricing on boat parts in the country.
US Boatworks is closed this Saturday – Monday so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. Please call us on Tuesday or send us an email inquiry to  We will get back to you as soon as possible.
We take pride in serving you and do our best to meet all your boating needs.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Safety Equipment for Boating

Safety Equipment for Boating

Planning for a day out on the lake can take some time.  The most family with life jacketsskilled planner will have lists of items to buy before the trip, items to bring in the car for the ride to the lake and also a list of items to go on the boat.  Of course we remember the snacks and drinks, the water skis and fishing poles all which are a necessity for having a great time.  However with the fun list of toys comes a short list of safety items which could be a huge help in the event of an emergency.  While we will never use all of these safety items, having the right tools when you need them can make all the difference.  In fact, missing some of these items can make destroy your fun day.  Better yet, having the right safety gear on your boat can save a life.

Boat Safety Items:

boat on fireFire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit
Life Jackets
Whistle or Air Horn
Flash Light
Screw Driver, Pliers,
Spare Prop
Prop Nut Wrench
Duct Tape

While researching items for this article, we came across Federal Requirements for recreational boats published by the US Coast Guard.  These regulations go into great detail as to the type of equipment necessary in its 82 page document called A Boaters Guide to Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats.  Page 42 of that document lists the requirements based on the size of your boat.  For our purposes, we are discussing boats up to 26 feet in length. Their list starts with reminding boaters that they need the required  state numbering and licensing then the remaining 8 items are about safety.  Similar to the list above, items required are life jackets, electric distress signals, flares, fire extinguisher, gas tank ventilation,horn or whistle, navigation lights and backfire flame arrestor for non-outboard motors.  We recommend all boaters review this document in its entirety as it address safety in operating your boat as well.  We will cover that topic in another post in the coming weeks.
In summary, take a few extra minutes this year before your first trip out with the boat to
be sure you have the proper safety equipment.  Do it now and at the beginning of each season.  A few safety precautions now can mean the difference between fun and disaster.

Friday, May 6, 2016

US Boatworks: Kansas City's Mercury Marine Premier Dealer

Kansas City's Mercury Marine Premier Dealer is once again US Boatworks.
Mercury Marine reserves the title "Premier Dealer" foMercury-Premier-Dealerr only the best dealers in the nation. These dealers Mercury Motor Premier Dealersinvest a considerable amount of time each year to ensure they meet the requirements of this honorable distinction.  Mercury Marine evaluates the performance of  it's dealers every year.  Performance as a Premier Dealer is reviewed on many levels as shown below.
Premier Dealers
  • Have achieved and maintain a high service CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) score
  • Possess all the necessary service tools, testing equipment, manuals, and parts books
  • Employ at least one Certified or Master Technician
  • Provide timely service for all Mercury Marine customers
  • Offer extended service hours and mobile service, when appropriate
  • Use, display, and stock an adequate inventory of genuine Mercury Precision Parts
  • Offer a clean, neat shop with well-organized tools and service literature
The best dealers, who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to customer service, are recognized as Premier Dealers. So how does US Boatworks continue to be awarded this honorable distinction year after year? "It's about excellence and pride in everything we do" says Mike Tracy, President.  For example, Mechanics at US Boatworks  spend many weeks each winter training at the Mercury Marine technical school to be on top of the newest industry technology.  The dealership also invests in marine service laptops, diagnostic equipment, manuals and tools all so your engine can be properly diagnosed and serviced when you need it. Finally, the company keeps shop overhead low and passes that savings on to you. It's a win win for customers who choose US Boatworks for their sterndrive repair or maintenance - Excellent Service & Affordable Rates.
US Boatworks strives to be the best outboard dealer in the Kansas City area.  When we say dealer, that not only means you can trust Boatworks as a quality, knowledgeable source when you are buying a new Mercury Outboard or Mercruiser Sterndrive, US Boatworks can be trusted as your #1 boat repair shop serving Johnson County, Jackson County, Wyandotte County and more.  Quality boat repair is crucial in maintaining your boat motor and insuring that it will be Mercruiser Enginereliable out on the water.  Nothing will ruin your day at the lake like a outboard motor that doesn't run properly.  So when choosing your sterndrive or outboard repair shop, keep in mind that great mechanics make the difference in whether your boat runs great or not.  Look for certified mechanics that have years of experience and also do their continuing education. The team at US Boatworks looks forward to serving you for many years so you can continue to make wonderful memories out on the lake.
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