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SkipperBud's of Madison
Boat Dealer
Today 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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5381 Westport Rd Madison, WI 53704
5381 Westport RdUSWIMadison53704
(608) 246-2628skipperbuds.com
Boat Dealer, Boat Storage FacilityToday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 5:30 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 5:30 pmThursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 5:30 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
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People talk about lake mendota, used boats for sale, dry stack, boat rental and marine equipment
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Dan Vincent
reviewed 3 months ago
The the sales team. The guys were great, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would recommend them to everybody. Their drystack is a great service. 3k for year round storage, and they launch my boat prior to getting there and they pull it out of the water when we are done.
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Lynne Morgan
reviewed 2 weeks ago
They have had our boat for two weeks and they did not do any of the repairs. I'm not sure whose boats they are fixing but clearly the "regular customer" is not going to get any attention from them whatsoever. Completely unacceptable.
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Sara Colopy
reviewed 3 years ago
We stored our boat with Skipper buds for about a year and a half. We used their dry stack service. It is way overpriced for the service that they offer. You spend over 3000 per year. Although you would think you would then receive optimal service, this is not the case. According to them, if you call 2 hours in advance, your boat will be in the water. This rarely happened. Often times the bouys were on the wrong side of the boat, and the boat would get scratched from banging into the docks. The seats were always greasy from their service guys turning on and off the battery when they put it in the water. They even left the battery on twice and had to hook up a portable charger to get it started. The final straw - we decided to pull the boat out this summer as we could not afford their prices anymore. They talked us in to staying for 3 more months by offering a lower price. They never sent us an adjusted bill and at the end of the three months said that they didn't remember offering the discounted price (and they tried to charge us late fees). After several heated conversations, we finally were able to get our boat out of there. If you know what's good for you, you will not use this company for any service or storage needs - tell your boating friends too.
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Sam Lancaster
reviewed in the last week
Skipper Buds came to the rescue. I needed to get my trailer out of my driveway for about 1 month and being June I didn't know if they would have the storage. One phone call later, they were able to fulfill my request. Thank you :)
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Mike Krueger
reviewed a year ago
Extremely disappointing service department. I dropped my boat off (the engine would die after slowing down from high speed) and was told it would be 3 to 4 days before they could look at it. Two weeks later I called to find out how it was going, they hadn't even looked at it yet but assured me they would get to it that day. Another week goes by and I get a phone call telling me I had a bad cylinder (low compression) and that it would cost 3 to 5 thousand dollars to rebuild - did I want to have them go ahead with the work? I said no I would come pick it up on Monday - they said it would be ready by 10:00. My wife arrives to pick it up after 10:00, it was very dirty and greasy (we dropped it off freshly washed and waxed - I could not believe they didn't cover up the white seats while working on it), parts were laying all over the boat, the very rude service person he told my wife it would not be ready until late afternoon. My wife took a couple of pictures and sent them to me. I could put the spark plugs back in and the water pump back on so I told her to take it the way it was. The service person said it would be too hard to get it out right now so she would have to come back anyway. I didn't want her to have to drive several more hours round trip in hopes they might get to it later. She was finally able to find another technician that was willing to move the boat that was in front of it to get it out of the shop, he even loosely bolted the water pump on. $290 seemed high for a compression test and nothing put back together or cleaned up but we wanted to be done with them. Follow Up I took the boat to a different mechanic who looked into the cylinder with a camera and determined it was actually a bad injector, the injector was replaced for a less then a thousand dollars and the boat runs great now. If I had let SkippersBuds rebuild the cylinders like they proposed they won't have even fixed the right problem! I would not recommend SkippersBuds for any type of engine service work.
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Tim Brill
reviewed 2 years ago
Horrible customer service. I picked something up for my dad, and they told him they had the part. I drove to get it (40 mins) and they didn't have the right part. NEVER GOING BACK.