About Us

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, with its revitalized downtown and world class attractions, has become one of the most popular boating destinations on the Chesapeake Bay.

With over 2000 permanent and transient slips, Baltimore’s boating lifestyle continues to grow in popularity and size. Seeing this, Tidewater Yacht Service opened our doors in 1987 with a single mission: to provide the boaters of Baltimore with the highest level of repair and maintenance services available anywhere on the Chesapeake.

Since first opening 1987, we have more than tripled in size and now have 8 acres of land along with the most modern equipment available to handle your boat. Our current facility was purpose built in 2006 to insure that whether you have a runabout or a 100-footer, we can haul and service your boat with efficiency and safety using our 35 and 85 ton Travelifts, 10,000 lb marine fork lift, and 40 ton Brownell hydraulic yard trailer. In addition, our 10,000 sq. ft. repair building allows us to perform all kinds of work without being influenced by the weather.

While top of the line equipment is important, our most important asset is our staff. Tidewater is owned and operated by Bob Brandon, a boating professional with over 45 years of experience repairing recreational boats on the Chesapeake. This experience has given us the ability to hire and train people who truly enjoy and excel at what they do. We send our employees to the latest industry and manufacturers’ service schools to insure that our technicians are certified to repair any and all parts of your boat to the highest standards. When you visit us, we invite you to take a walk down our “Hall of Fame” and take a look for yourself the certifications and awards earned by our staff. Tidewater also maintains memberships with both the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and the American Boat Builders and Repair Association (ABBRA) and we complete all repairs to the high standards set forth by these organizations.

Besides repairing and maintaining your boat, we also have a complete Discount Marine Supply Store and Parts Department that is staffed with professionals, not temporary summer help, so we can answer all your questions and provide you with all the boat supplies you need at prices that can’t be beat. We also take great pride in maintaining our facility to the high standards set forth by the Maryland Clean Marina Program. We were named the 2012 Clean Marina of the Year for large boat yards and often are told by our customers that we have “the cleanest bathrooms on the bay.”

We invite you to stop by when you are in Baltimore and take a look for yourself at all of the advantages Tidewater Yacht Service can add to your boating season. We know you have many choices when it comes to choosing a repair facility and we look forward to providing you with service that is second to none.