Details for Cracker Boy Boat Works - Fort Pierce

Cracker Boy Boat Works - Fort Pierce

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 14 reviews

Address 1602 N 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

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Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access

Launch service

Pump out







Yes - Publix is less than a mile away on North US-1, next to West Marine.


Yes - Fully stocked marine store. Quick delivery on special orders. West Marine is one mile north of the yard.

Boaters recommend The Marine Connection as an excellent source. Two miles north of the yard, it is a warehouse the size of a Sam's Club with everything to build a boat one part at a time. Both used and new parts to be had and very inexpensive.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Owners and their crew are welcome and do-it-yourself is allowed. All services are also available through insured and yard-approved contractors. Mobile crane on site for mast and engine work.

If you need batteries or a starter/alternator rebuilt the place to a boater recommends Fort Pierce Alternator Service on Okeechobee Road.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 70 Ton Travelift hauling to 20' beam, 7' draft.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Enterprise rental car is one mile south of the yard. They will pick-up and drop off.

Other services


Reviews for Cracker Boy Boat Works - Fort Pierce
Cracker Boy Experience, 2016-03-14
Captain: , Ft. Pierce (91)

I had a haul out done here and had Cracker Boy Staff install a new transducer. All the staff were very helpful and great to deal with. The yard was roomy enough to pull my truck up to the boat to do some of my own work. Their store had everything I needed to get my job done. I will use this facility again. BTW....their pricing was cheaper than what I thought I was going to have to pay so I felt good about that too.

Good yard, good staff, 2016-02-26
Captain: , Fort Pierce, Florida (369)

Hauled out for bottom paint job and stuffing box repair. Found major issues that needed attention. Yard is a great place to have work done. Staff is knowledgeable and considerate to any needs. Security guard at night and we were allowed to stay on board and do other work ourselves. Will definitely use this yard if need be in the future!

DIY or their labor, 2015-11-17
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (280)

Hauled to replace 3 thru hulls, saved bucks my removing, prepping, and reinstalling internals. Used their labor on outside to hold from turning. Their prices were less than WM but more than Defender. I did Quick wet sand and added a coat of bottom paint. They were a bit disorganized at times about what help would be available.

Real working yard!, 2015-06-29
Captain: , Fort Pierce (72)

The service and organization is excellent. I hauled my sailboat here and had the bottom done by the yard and performed some other maintenece and hull wax myself. Also had lots of great advice on my projects. I will only haul here in the future. A real working yard.

Not this one! ( Cracker at WPB), 2015-02-02
Captain: , Boca Raton (50)

I don't know if this Cracker Boy is the same as the other one but this is the worst company I have ever dealt with. They are completely unwelcoming with small sailboat owners (50 feet and below). I kept my boat there for a year and paid over $15000 and when talking with the manager she said "$15000 is nothing! A good bill is $50000". I also talked to many others and the sentiment was the same. They don't appreciate the regular people.

Great Service, 2014-04-13
Captain: , Port Sheldon (421)

Stayed here April 2014 to have props repaired. Staff was very knowledgable and helpful. They made our stay more bearable for the circumstances. Several resturants and a Publix near by. If we ever need any repairs or work done in the future would definetly go back.

Outstanding facility., 2014-03-25
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (532)

These guys are very knowledgable and quick to attend to my repairs. Hauled, props pulled and sent out in first 30 minutes, shaft dial-indicated to ensure no curvature from prop impact, cutlass bearings replaced and reconditioned props reinstalled in less than 48 hours. John, master mechanic, helped me remove/install both wet exhaust mufflers. I could never have done that myself, as previously thought. Onsite fiberglass shop owner, John, repaired all muffler nozzle cracks without over-charging for the rush order. We stayed on the boat while it was hauled one of three nights, not a bad experience, showers on-site with water and shore power at each dry dock location. Can't thank these guys, including Woody, service mgr., and Rick, yard mgr., for going all out getting us back in the water and our way again. I will definately use these guys again if we ever pass through here again.

Twice burned - NEVER return, 2014-03-04
Captain: , Meredith, NH (638)

We are @ Cracker Boy for the 2nd time. First time 2 years ago we left our newly acquired second hand boat for about 3 weeks with clear instructions of the work to be done including sandblasting the bottom by an independent contractor & prime/paint by the yard. When we returned on 3/10/11 as we said we would the bottom had been balsted (the independent) but not touched otherwies & the blasting had occured on the first week. We waited another 5 days before the boat was launched.

This year we planned ahead 3 months for the haul, bottom wash & paint is needed. We were hauled 2/19/13 & immediately learned we needed paint. They said they were busy but would fit it in. 2/26/13 they had not touched the boat though they promissed to start that day. Friday it still had not been touched so we got upset & decided to do it ourselves. We primed it Friday, 1st coat Sat & second coat Sun. We had told them Thursday we wanted to be launched Monday & reiterated the same Fri & Sat. Today, Monday we ask the office when we will be launched & are informed " Maybe @ 4:30 PM as they are busy until them". The yard closes @ 5:00 PM & 1/2 hour is not enough time to launch our 43' 57,000# trawler. Their on the hard charge is $1.00/day plus $10.00/day if you live on board. This charge goes on indefinately with no discount for extended stays. Our charge of $53/day is way to expensive as we can stay in a slip for under $20./day almost anywhere. And be careful of buying anything from the yard store. They wanted to charge $94 +change for one zinc that we bought @ West Marine for $55 This is a very expensive and uncooperative place.

Do not come here if you do not have an extra week or two to waste @ $1.00/foot/day plus $10.00/day if you live aboard while on the hard.

Great yard!!, 2013-06-14
Captain: , Vero Beach Florida (235)

I travel from Vero Beach and this yard is worth it. Very professional and clean yard with night time security. Yard supplies not cheap but prices are fair and quality work. Will certainly return.

P.S. great ship carpenter shop on site.

GREAT FACILITY!, 2013-05-01
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (372)

I keep my boat in Merritt Island (about 60NM to the north), but make the annual pilgrimage to haul out at Cracker Boy because It's such a great facility. It's clean and secure. The staff is first-rate with almost no turnover (the same guys have been working on my boat for 5 years). They offer expert advice whenever you need it and they can get just about whatever parts or paint you need overnight. While you're there, take the (longish) walk to 12A Buoy Restaurant on Seaway Drive for some of the best local seafood you've ever had.

A week on the hard, 2013-04-17
Captain: , Weston, VT (570)

Made last minute arrangements to have Cracker Boy haul us after returning from the Bahamas. Stayed on board most of the week. The place is secure with an after hours guard every night.
Brought in outside contractors who work side by side with the yard as needed. Great place and relatively reasonable.

Good service , 2012-08-10
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (151)

We have serviced our Krogen 58 at Crackerboy each year and found their help and resources excellent. You can have independent service providers do the work or use their personnel or whomever they recommend. Also can do all your own work.
New lift good for 70 tons. Main problem is the hoist gantry is shoaling so try to use high tide if you draw more the 5'.
West marine and other good boat part stores nearby.

A good, honest yard, 2012-06-19
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (231)

We stopped at Cracker Boy to repair damaged props on 6/12/12 (yes, we aground...). They hauled our boat, assessed the damage and arranged to have the props reconditioned. They had us back in the water and on our way in three days. Price was very reasonable. If you have a problem in the Fort Pierce area, I'd recommend Cracker Boy. Ask for Woody.

Our launch point every year., 2012-05-17
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (186)

What's not to like about a DIY boat-yard with a brand new 75-ton remote controlled travel lift? We launch our boat every year from here after trailering from MD (our power-cat sits too high on the trailer to use ramps). The staff is great. Nightime security guard keeps things from walking away. Harbortown Marina is right across the creek for dockage. From what I've seen, DIY also means you can bring in your own contractors to do work.

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