Details for Zimmerman Marine - Deltaville

Zimmerman Marine - Deltaville

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Average rating 4.6 stars from 13 reviews

Address 18691 General Puller Highway
Deltaville, VA 23043


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

Steve Zimmerman



Yard Manager: Adam Sadeg

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Amex, MasterCard, and Visa.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Full service boat yard.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6.5
Transient dockage: 6.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out











Yes - Deltaville Great ValuRoute 33 & Highway 633
Deltaville, VA 23043
You can use the courtesy car.


Yes - Hurd's has excellent inventory of hardware, appliances, and marine supplies (1.3 miles away) reported to have better prices than West Marine nearby (2 miles).


Yes - Restaurants will you pick up. The harbormaster may provide a ride or lend you a car.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Zimmerman Marine is a full service boat yard, they repair all systems. Boat builders of high end lobster boat yachts.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 80 ton travellift.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Some on-site at Norview Marina; more available nearby at Hurd's and West Marine.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability

Yes - $10 per launch payable to Norview Marina.


Yes - Yard Manager offers one of his vehicles to customers.

Other services


Reviews for Zimmerman Marine - Deltaville
Comprehensive service, 2016-10-24
Captain: , Windsor, Ontario Canada (10)

Made arrangements to leave the American Tug 41 over the summer and returned home. I had a long list of tasks including regular engine maintenance, VHF installation problems, gelcoat repairs, line cutter installation, etc.
I asked them to go over the boat and let me know if there was anything I had missed. They spotted a number of potential problems including a deteriorating fuel line and an exhaust leak.
Very easy to work with even though I was 500 miles away. They emailed photos of all the issues and completed work.
Knowledgeable and professional.

Quality but, 2016-08-08
Captain: , Charleston, SC (364)

Update to earlier review below.
One of the thruster controls failed. I called Adam and asked if work could be done in Southport yard and he immediately called and technician was sent from Southport to my boat to replace the defective control. I was prepared to take boat to yard but was saved a three day round trip. IMO this level of service was above and beyond normal expectations.

I recently had two major projects ( bow and stern thrusters and major electronics update ) plus the normal lists of unexpected smaller items discovered after haul out completed at Zimmerman Deltaville..
I selected Zimmerman based on AC reviews and their assurances that they had significant experience in both types projects with my particular boat ( 49 DeFever RPH ) and the type of products being installed ( Side Power thrusters and Simrad electronics).
Prior to arrival I received pre inspection parts and labor guesstimates for both projects excluding power supply for the thrusters. I also received a time estimate of four weeks for completion.
After two weeks in yard ( and three holes in bottom ) I received an updated estimate on thrusters only ( excluding power supply ) in which labor costs were 50% higher.
I can not complain about cost of power supply since I did not receive an estimate but it was much higher than expected. The coast of the several smaller projects were in my view reasonable.
However, the labor cost on both of the larger projects exceeded the original estimate by approximately 50%. The primary reasons given ( thrusters - lack of room under PH instrument panel to install control; electronics - Simrad is more difficult install than Garmin ) do not justify the additional expense in my view.
Additionally the project took six weeks in instead of four to complete.
I am satisfied with quality of work but believe control of the project was lost and communication with customer lacked.

Management response:
Mr, Walton certainly has valid reasons to express some disappointment. This was a challenging project, with initial guestimates prepared sight unseen. Upon arrival we reviewed the work and prepared actual estimates. Additionally, the scope of work changed considerably. As a result, the costs and timing changed considerably.

Nonetheless, we could have done a better job keeping Mr. Walton informed. As he correctly points out, customer communication is critical and we should have done better.

Very nice customer!

Steve ZImmerman, President

major work and world class response, 2016-07-17
Captain: , ORIENTAL (50)

We recently purchased our dream trawler and selected Zimmerman Marine to do the majority of the after survey work. upon inspecting the main drive shaft, we discovered that it was badly corroded. Zimmerman immediately arranged for a new shaft to be built, along with new couplings and earings. Adam Sadeg communicated every step of the way and there were no surprises. In addition, we flushed the air conditioning lines, had fiberglass work done to repair the rub rail, removed our outriggers, serviced the crane, and serviced the auxiliary generator heat exchanger system. Several other minor items were performed concurrently.

we were of course on a tight timeline and the yard performed magic! we always felt as though we were important customers and were dealt with professionally and timely. I found everyone to be customer friendly, technically proficient, and communicative. you don't often find all three of these characteristics in a production environment. Steve Zimmerman overall and Adam at Deltaville, run a wonderful operation. Dee in the front office, Jeff and Lori in friberglass, technicians Wayne, Michael, Bob, and Caleb are all superb and rightfully proud of their operation. there was no question that was too dumb, or any request that was too hard. we appreciate their hard work and thank them for allowing us to realize our dream summer.

this is an easy five star review.

The Best..., 2016-06-16
Captain: , Castine, ME (58581)

Zimmerman's is doing a major refit on our new-to-us boat and fixing up another for sale. We'll certainly be involved with all of the craftsmen here at Zimmerman Deltaville for 3+ months. We've been here for a couple of weeks already.

Our initial experience has been excellent. The facilities are cleaner than our galley. There is a pride of workmanship here that is evident by everyone we come into contact with.

We're at the long face dock which is easy to approach and comfortable to stay at. As a transient, having projects done here is made easy by Big Red - the courtesy car truck. We've gone to the grocery store, hardware store, NAPA, and just out to lunch. It's a wonderful capability that makes it easy to come here for a bigger project.

I've gotten to know Chad, one of the senior techs here. This is the guy you want working or overseeing engine work, especially John Deere, stabilizers, and anything that moves. It's not a job for him - he obviously loves it.

We'll update our review with our experiences through the summer.

5 stars from our dogs too - there's a great field for early morning runs and a lot to watch as boats come and go through Broad Creek.

Book Well In Advance, 2016-05-14
Captain: , Southport Queensland (300)

Tried to book our Honda outboard in for a fuel problem and was told the wait was 6 to 8 weeks minimum. Suggested if I needed it fixed before then I should try Florida as it's slow there this time of year. I trust they were joking. No helpful advicce of where to go either.

Management response:
We also were disappointed that we could not take on this work in a timely manner. This came up during peak season and we felt an obligation to take care of prior commitments before taking on more work. We recommended another shop, but customer had already called them and they also were unable to respond.

We are very sorry that we could not be more responsive.

Steve Zimmerman, President

First rate!, 2015-10-23
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (98)

After having work done at their yard in Southport, we decided to stop here for additional service. Like Southport, these folks know how to deliver first class service at a fair price. I wish they had a yard closer to where we live in Florida. Thank you Adam and Chad!


We came back this week for additional service. I wish there was some way to give these folks six stars! I can't imagine what Adam, Chad and Caleb could have done to make this visit any better! These are the most professional service driven folks I've ever had the pleasure with whom to work. Caleb even agreed to stay and work on his project until 8:30 at night so we could leave with a great weather window the next morning. Zimmerman knows how to deliver quality service.

Excellent people, excellent work, 2015-05-13
Captain: , Louisiana (504)

I had just started the cruising season when a couple minor issues popped up. I called on a Friday to have the boat docked at their service dock on Sunday night. Wendy accessed my account from work that was done by another Zimmerman yard & had everything waiting for me Monday AM. Yard manager Adam shuffled his workers to have a technician on my boat by 9 AM Monday. Work was done quickly & professionally.
Very satisfied with my two experiences with Zimmerman.

Great Service & Value, 2014-10-01
Captain: , Stuart FL (478)

Hourly rates are somewhat more than other area yards but the work is well worth it! Have come back several years in succession. Work always is done right the first time and done in fewer hours so bottom line winds up less than similar work at other yards in the past. As noted below, everyone on staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and takes pride in quality work. Adam confers on every aspect of a job so there are no surprises with the bill. Just a top notch operation.

Excellent service and communication, 2014-08-12
Captain: , New Orleans, LA (631)

We had a mechanical failure on our trawler. Within half an hour of calling, they sent a tech to our marina in Deltaville to assess the problem and assist us in limping into their travelift sling. Throughout the repair, Adam kept us accurately and thoroughly informed of the progress. Their technician Wayne was knowledgable and we were impressed by his careful work and courtesy. The bill was well documented and reasonable, with no add-ons or surprises. They were very generous in allowing us to use their a yard truck (big red diesel F250!) for errands. We echo all that's been said in the previous glowing reviews.

!st Class Operation, 2014-07-07
Captain: , Lottsburg, Va (264)

We scheduled a visit in the fall of 2013 and left our GB in November. We had a modest list of what I'll term engine related routine maintenance and some gel coat repairs. I asked Adam, the yard manager, to report any additional issues they found, which he did. The list grew along with our stay but I am indebted to Zimmerman's as they found and corrected some major issues I would have discovered after a failure (wrong hose on AC intake and discharge, 15 year old hose on engine raw water intake and cracked bellows on dripless shaft for example); important items that needed attention. We left with an invoice that was twice what we had planned on last fall but every bit of the work was approved by me and all of it was performed in a 1st class manner.
We have had good work performed elsewhere but no where was the attention to detail as through.
I will go back and recommend Zimmerman's Marine.

Great Service, 2013-09-15
Captain: , Saint Simons Island, GA (115)

Lost a fresh water hose coming down the Bay. Limped into Norview on one engine where ZMI has a service dock. Everyone was most helpful and Clay is detailed, knowledgeable, and most professional. Found the culprit, got the parts, and installed. At the same time, checked to see if there were other issues. More issues were identified and repairs ongoing. Dee loaned us her vehicle to make a run to the market. Highly recommended.

Stress Reduction, 2011-10-09
Captain: , New Rochelle, NY (1000)

My Naiad's concked out while entering the Potomac and I was stressed out until I found out that Zimmerman was located at Norview Marina. The next day I headed down the bay, called Zimmerman and Tom Hale and Chad were waiting at the dock when I pulled in. They located the part in Hampton, arranged to have it delivered and milled down at a local machine shop and had me on my way in no time at all. Great yard and great people.

Great experience with Zimmerman, 2011-07-05
Captain: , Lancaster VA (393)

We damaged the gelcoat on our Monk 36 Trawler coming north this season. I contacted Zimmerman in Delataville and told them I would be in the area for the Monk rendezvous in June. They worked with me to schedule a tech while I was at the dock at Doziers Marina. All my e-mails and calls were answered, the work was flawless and the cost in line with other marinas in the area. I give them 5 stars!!!!!

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