I bought a Formula 370SS from Port Marine and hired Chris to do the survey.  The boat was in Portland Maine and i live in Upstate NY.  Chris took his time doing a thorough survey.   The marina made all Chris’s recommended repairs and Chris even came back to check that all the repairs were completed properly allowing me to pick up the boat very early in the morning and make it safely to NY Harbor in 10 hours.  Thanks for all your help Chris!

Steven - Formula 370SS - Ithaca, NY

We were apprehensive about purchasing an older sailboat (not being sailors by any stretch of the imagination) so we knew we needed a survey! Chris was extremely responsive so we decided to go with him for the survey. He helped scared new sailors navigate the boat buying process and helped us get an older boat that works well! If you are looking for someone who will help you, is responsive and is extremely easy to work with, look no further than Dirigo.

Bethany - Catalina 30 - South Portland, ME

Prompt, courteous, and professional. Chris found some key issues that I had missed and delivered a detailed report to me with short turnaround time. I would certainly use Dirigo again and recommend them. 

Will - 30' Grady White Marlin - Boston, MA

I do not have enough words to express my gratitude to Chris Avallone. The service provided was exceptional. The custom service was the best, hard to find these days. New to the boat world myself I felt very confident with the service provided by Chris. Thank you and I’m looking forward to going shark fishing!

Jorge - Wellcraft 290 - Cape Cod, MA

Chris got me safely sailing on my new (to me) boat quickly, getting me safely out on the water and saving money I would have otherwise spent at the mechanic. I’ll continue using his services for help with Polaris, and he’ll be my first call when I start thinking about purchasing a new boat. Read more…

Lauryn - Catalina 25 - Portland, ME

Chris was a huge help for me while buying my first boat. It was a bit of a scramble and we had a few moving targets to make the whole thing work. He was very flexible and accommodating with his schedule when I know it was not convenient for him. He provided a great service and allowed me to purchase my first boat and make a significant investment with confidence. Coincidentally, he and I ended up at the same marina and he offered to extend his services to provide lessons on the water. His help made for a fantastic summer on the water for my family and me. Thank you Chris!

Adam - Sea Ray Sundancer - South Portland, ME

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