Beyond this beautiful, protected, scenic harbor. Beyond this scenic, well-kept village. Beyond all else, Dodson Boatyard prides itself on providing high level, efficient, personal, and timely service to its customers. There is no better reflection of that commitment to this critical component of its operation than the recently acquired service vessel M/V ALERT. ALERT is a 30’ military grade custom built craft constructed by Safe Boat International of Bremerton, WA. Dodson Boatyard acquired the boat in 2016 and it quickly proved its worth. If you were here last season it is likely you’ve seen it at its slip at the head of the main dock. Though it appears to be a large HBI, it is actually an aluminum hull surrounded by large fenders, and is equipped with a large hardtop and four dampened seats including seat belts, arm and foot rests and handles, allowing for secure high speed movement. It is fully equipped with all essential safety equipment, has towing capability and is powered by twin 250 HP Honda outboards enabling (very) speedy access to locations from western Long Island Sound, eastern Long Island, and the Massachusetts islands. Indeed, during the 2016 season ALERT logged 286 hours of transit to and from service calls. (Examples of transit times include 45 minutes to Shelter Island or 2 hours to Greenwich, CT, Oyster Bay, NY, or Nantucket. All of these times are significantly less than road travel.) The crew of ALERT always includes experienced technicians and qualified boat handlers. The rapid response time availed by this exceptional asset truly sets Dodson Boatyard’s service capability beyond any other known boatyard in our region. Beyond that, the operational expense of this service is typically absorbed by the yard, all in the name of customer service and support. We truly believe this service is unparalleled in our industry and while we hope you will never have a need to call upon us, know that if you do, we are prepared and willing to respond.
30' Military Grade SafeBoat