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A Bit About Deltaville Boatyard...


Over ten years ago Keith and Jacqui Ruse began developing a yacht repair facility they would be proud to own and operate. Their vision of a professional full service boatyard was simple: Focus on top-rate quality, work hard, listen to the customer, and fill the needs of real boaters. To achieve these goals they have greatly enhanced the services, expanded the yard, and have grown and cultivated its staff of American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) certified technicians.

The response has exceeded their expectations. Today, family owned and operated Deltaville Boatyard is bustling with business. The focus remains on quality, as we continually strive to provide our customers with honest and reliable service, at reasonable rates.

Whether you have a small boat or a big yacht, need minor repairs or a custom refit, our project managers will communicate with you every step of the way, providing expert advice, and innovative ideas and solutions. Our team of trained professionals employ a fusion of modern day technology with traditional techniques providing outstanding quality work.

We are located on Jackson Creek in the quaint town of Deltaville, once the boat-building capital of the Bay. Deltaville Boatyard and Marina is just minutes from the Chesapeake Bay and less then a mile to town.  We invite you to visit us, and see for yourself why yacht owners from around the world routinely choose Deltaville Boatyard as their yacht repair facility.


   

Keith Ruse - President and Chief Operating Officer
Cell: 804-514-4397, or Keith@deltavilleboatyard.com

Keith has either operated and/or owned a boat yard for over 25 years and has overseen countless projects on hundreds of vessels. Once a Naval Nuclear Submarine Electrician, Keith holds a degree from The Landing School Design program.  He is an ABYC Certified Master Technician, and one of ten at Deltaville Boatyard.

   
Sean Stuart - Service Writer/Project Manager
Cell: 804-815-7923, or Sean@deltavilleboatyard.com

Sean, known as 'parts guy' around the yard, started with DBY in 2007. Hailing from Long Island, NY, Sean moved to Virginia in 2003 when he attended Virginia Tech. After two years Sean took some time off to backpack around Europe. He moved back to the States to become a restaurant manager and complete his associate's degree. A certified Raymarine & VacuFlush installer, his passion for boating has flourished since joining DBY.

   
Becky Harris - Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable

Becky is a native Virginian who has worked in accounting for the last three decades. She moved to Deltaville in 1995. Married and mother of two, she has spent most of her life boating and fishing. Becky and her family spent a year as a live-aboard on their 34 Silverton. When she retires her life adventure is to cruise the Great Loop; until then, she and her husband enjoy working a small farm, with chickens, goats, and an array of animals.

   
Ashley Myers - Administrative Assistant

Getting her start in the boating industry as a Manager at Boat US, now West Marine, Ashley joined DBY in 2006. While working full time she attended Rappahannock Community College earning her Associates Degree in Business Management. Also a native Virginian, Ashley is married and a mother to a beautiful little girl. She enjoys playing softball, volleyball, and most of all being out on the boat fishing with her family and friends.

   
Starr Pullman - Project Manager

Starr is a native Virginian who managed quaint coffee shops in Irvington and Deltaville before joining the DBY crew in the fall of 2009 - amidst one of busiest times of the year! Her calm caring attitude comes from working as a nurse for a convalescent center for 4 years after college. Wife and mother of four, she enjoys spending her spare time traveling and being around family and friends. Starr holds certifications in ABYC-Marine Systems, Beneteau Sales and Technical Training, and Customer Service Training through RCC.

   
Gina Love - Parts Manager

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Photo Coming Soon Rene Leach - Marketing & Communications Manager

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Meet Our Technicians!

While we employ an experienced team of professionals, we place a strong, on-going focus on education. We ensure our technicians receive proper training and provide opportunities to certified programs with the American Boat and Yacht Council and other leaders in yachting industry like Yanmar, Raymarine, Volvo, VacuFlush, Harken, Lewmar and Interlux, to name only a few. Furthermore, Deltaville Boatyard embraces its partners in the industry and takes advantage of workshops and seminars offered by companies like 3M, Fawcett's, West Marine, Dometic, Polaris Labs, and many others.

Most of our 25 technicians have achieved ABYC certifications, including several who hold ABYC's highest accreditation, Master Technician. By growing our employee's knowledge of best practices in the yachting industry, our customers can be assured all work completed at Deltaville Boatyard will meet manufacturer requirements and exceed ABYC Standards.
 



Jim Ferguson,
Lead Yard Foreman



Jim Rice,
ABYC Master Technician

- ABYC Standards Certification

- ABYC Diesel Engine Certification
- ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
- ABYC Marine Systems Certification

- Mack Boring & Parts-Yanmar Large Engines
- RCC Workforce Development - Basic Marine Engines/Diesel Engines and Support Systems



Jon Morris,
ABYC Master Technician

- ABYC Diesel Engine Certification
- ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
- ABYC Marine Systems Certification
- Automotive Service Excellence Diesel Engine Machinist
- Mack Boring and Parts - Yanmar Electronic Engines
- RCC Workforce Development - Basic Marine Engines/Diesel Engines   and Support Systems
- RCC Workforce Development - Electrical Certification
- SuperTech Certified VacuFlush Technician
- VA Apprenticeship Council - Marine Diesel Engine Tech (Inboard)


Christy Gray,
ABYC Master Technician
- ABYC A/C Refrigeration Certification
- ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
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ABYC Diesel Engine Certification
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AB-TRAC Technician's Course: Stabilizers-Thrusters-Hydraulics
- Mack Boring and Parts - Yanmar Basic Medium Engines
- VA Appreniceship Council - Advanced Marine Services Tech
- Graduate The Landing School Marine Systems Technology


Eric Valliere,
ABYC Master Technician
- ABYC A/C Refrigeration Certification
- ABYC Marine Corrosion Certification
- ABYC Diesel Engine Certification
- ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
- ABT-TRAC Technician's Course: Stabilizers-Thrusters-Hydraulics
- Northern Lights Generator Dealer Service Training
- Yacht Controller Systems Service Training


Neal Hoar,
ABYC Master Technician
- ABYC Diesel Engine Certification
- ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
- ABYC Marine Systems Certification
- Mack Boring and Parts - Yanmar Basic Small Engines
- Mack Boring and Parts - Yanmar Advanced Medium Engines

- ABT-TRAC Technician's Course: Stablizers-Thrusters-Hydraulics

- Dometic Cruisair & Marine Air Combo Chiller Systems Service School

- Northern Lights Generator Dealer Service Training

- Yacht Controller Systems Service Training

 



Robert Stevenson

- ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
- ABYC Marine Systems Certification


 



Clifton Massey, Rigger, Southern Bay Rigging
- Harken Certified
- U.S. Spars/Z-Spar Certified
- VA Apprenticeship Council, Rigger


Deltaville Boatyard's ABYC Master Certified Technicians

 

 

Deltaville Boatyard P.O. Box 497, Deltaville, VA 23043 Phone: 804.776.8900 Fax: 804.776.8193

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