BOAT owners are bringing their business back to Two Rocks Marina, according to the marina manager.
Mick Bowra runs Two Rocks Boat Lifters, which took over managing the boat-lifting and hardstand area in October 2015.
Last September, the company also secured the Department of Transport contract to manage and maintain facilities around the marina, including the pens and boat ramp.
Mr Bowra said they had taken steps to improve the facilities and seen a 20 per cent increase in boats coming to them for lifts and repairs as a result.
“We take a lot of pride in the way the marina looks and conducts its business,” he said.
“We’ve had a big clean-up; we’re proactive with environmental waste and my staff all have a can-do attitude.
“It was quite messy – there was a lot of rubbish and a lot of abandoned vessels.
“We’ve managed to clean up that area of abandoned vessels.”
With a long-standing passion for boating and the open water, the Yanchep resident said he was motivated to increase business and provide “good old-fashioned service”.
Mr Bowra said the process for recreational boats using the boat ramp was smoother following the department’s upgrades to the ramp and car park, with fewer arguments as people wait to use it. Two Rocks Boat Lifters now accommodates trailer boats, allowing boat owners to store their boats near the ramp in its complex.
Mr Bowra said the company supported Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group by providing free boat lifts.
“Any maintenance on their vessels which we can provide is free,” he said.