Details for Blenker Boatworks and Marina

Blenker Boatworks and Marina

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 8 reviews

Address 2504 88th Street Court NW
Bradenton, FL 34209


After hours contact

Lee Blenker, 941-812-7708

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Lee Blenker Owner/Manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Head south from channel markers 7/8 and you will see the American Flag located at the marina.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 55
Beam max: 17

Other info: 65 feet for transient dockage.


Transient: 5
Total: 49
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2017-04-19)

Other price info: Call Lee at 941-812-7708 for transient slip avaliability.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included in the transient price.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - There's a beach for easy dinghy access.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeNo

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out













Yes - Boca Bait Company and Store is located on site. They have drinks, beer, bait, gas, and snacks as well as fishing tackle.


Yes - Some marine supplies are avaliable on site. Others can be ordered.


No - Miles away.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travel lift to 35 tons. 17 foot maximum beam for haul-out.

Storage facilities

Yes - Land storage is avaliable.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Avaliable at Boca Bait Company on site, 941-301-8752 .

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Multiple fishing guides are located in the marina and can acomodate day trips inshore and offshore.

Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi cabs are avaliable.

Other services

United Yacht Sales, yacht broker located on site, 888-431-2628.


Reviews for Blenker Boatworks and Marina
Great experience, 2017-05-18
Captain: , hudson, fl (12)

Second time bringing our boat to Blenker, and don't get me wrong, not a short trip for us, but well worth the travel. First trip was 2015 for bow thruster and R&R radar arch, second trip was recent for bottom paint. Lee, Brooke, Jim and rest of the team are very capable and we have been extremely pleased with the work performed at a competitive price. They have delivered what has been expected each time without any unexpected surprises!
Too bad Active Captain will not remove the negative review of previous owner!

helpful, fair & friendly, 2015-06-08
Captain: , Bradenton, FL (10)

Constant improvements, many new slips.
we've been here for six weeks doing our own refit.
Lee and Brooke are terrific.
highly recommended.

DIY or use their reliable maintenance techs., 2014-05-06
Captain: , Chicago, IL (134)

Good work at fair prices and in the tradition of an old-fashioned boatyard you can do your own work. Navigating the marina entrance can be a bit tricky in a good blow.

Blenker Boat Works, 2014-01-23
Captain: , Ellenton Fl (20)

Does exellent work at fair prices,bottom job currently $31ft for everthing

Blenker Boatworks--works, 2013-07-10
Captain: , Riviera Dunes, FL (80)

Had extensive repairs done and Lee really took care of me and my boat. Its a work in progress marina as Lee has only owned for a year or so, but he is really cleaning it up and making an effort

Under New Ownership & Management, 2013-04-02
Captain: , Palmetto, Fl (145)

Great Boat Yard. Just hauled out my boat for a complete bottom job and some paint work. The new owners and managers are great and can handle any work you need. There is a new baitshop on site with a small store that sells drinks, beer, bait and snacks. I would recomend this yard to anyone now that its under new ownership.

Rivertown Boatworks, 2012-12-06
Captain: , Apollo Beach, Fla. (48)

Good boatyard.. great people

MARINA AND YARD FROM (you can guess), 2012-05-17
Captain: , Palmetto, Fl. (66)

Unfortunately, I brought my boat to this yard because it was close and it allowed me to work on my own boat, and after looking at it should have run, but used poor judgement and had my boat pulled out so I could re-do the bottom of my 44 Gulfstar.
Since shortly after having my boat pulled out, and unfortunately after removing all my thru hulls and running gear, I and my crew have been treated like garbage by the manager. We have been cussed out multiple times, told by the manager he does not give a - - - what we want, or could give a - - - if it delays me or not. I have been lied to, and been told they did not feel like lifting my boat when I had a crew of 5 people waiting for them. Have been told at the last minute they are painting the boat next to me and I cannot work there for the next few days. When I told them that I had 5 people and paid for hotel rooms for the next few days, and my boat could be moved over 2 bays, I was told by manager he did not give a - - - what my plans were, or how many rooms I paid for, I could not work on my boat and if we showed up we would be arrested for trespassing.
I have seen drunk people operate the lifts, and have a total disregard for us the customer or our safety.
The place is falling in on itself, all the electrical is waiting to electrocute someone, and the bathroom is ready to fall into the bay.
Because of their actions and attitude towards me, I have no idea when I will be able to finish my boat.
There cannot be a worse place in this country to bring your boat, and I have no fear of them suing me as everything here is the truth with a dozen witnesses to back it up
Go here at your own risk

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