New Business In Westport: Strickland Marine

Strickland Marine Westport Ontario TourismStrickland Marine (formerly known as Graham’s Marine) is a fully licensed small engine and boat motor mechanic shop. New owner, Keith Strickland, was born and raised in Lombardy and started in his trade when he was only 13 years old. He was working after school at a small engine shop. At the age of 15, continuing to pursue his passion, he attended Sir Sanford Fleming Collage and obtained a Marine & Small Power Equipment License.

Strickland Marine Ontario Tourism and Small Engine Mechanic Shop In WestportAfter completing his apprentiship, Keith worked in a marina in portland for the next 23 years. He then moved to another dealership that carried almost every power equipment known to man. As his expertise grew, he aquired his Interprovincial Motorcycle License and made the big move of starting Stickland Marine.

So far he says he has met a lot of very nice people in the Village of Westport. Come the spring he will be assisted by his wife Theresa who has 9 years in the industry dealing with parts, acc and with client relations. The two were married in Westport in 1989 and have lived in the area ever since then.

Stickland Marine is your local small engine repair and boat storage facility. Keith Strickland is clearly passionate about his trade therefore you know there will be no hastels and he will locate your problem and fix it in a timely fashion.

  • Dave in PA

    October 25th, 2010, 8:43 am

    Nice to get a friendly handshake and introduction when meeting a business owner for the first time. Keith is a down to earth fellow, who as I see it, will do well in Westport. His wife, Teresa, handles the office duties and is so pleasant to talk to on the phone. Strickland Marine is a plus for Westport!

  • August 1st, 2010, 1:23 am

    We have been coming up to Westport for over 20 years now, from Pennsylvania, and love the cozy, small town atmosphere of the place.

    On our last visit (July 15-27, 2010) we had occasion to use the services of the new Strickland Marine. A really wonderful group of people, friendly, helpful and not as expensive as we thought they might be. What a relief to have a great boat mechanic close by that is friendly and helpful. First class service!! We’ll tell everyone we know with a boat to check out STRICKLAND MARINE. 5 STARS!! *****

    PAT in PA

  • Explore Westport

    May 31st, 2010, 12:09 pm

    Hello Colleen,

    Yes they store boats for the winter. For an 18ft pontoon boat the cost for storage only would be $558 (2010 prices). This includes shrink wrapping, washing and getting it ready in the spring.

    For winterizing they said it depends solely on the engine type and size, so I would recommend calling them at: 1-613-273-2882

    All the best!

  • May 30th, 2010, 9:34 pm

    Do you store boats for the winter? How much to store an 18 ft, pontoon? What is the charge for winterizing?


    Colleen Fraser

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