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Welcome To AMS

Affordable Marine Service was originally established by Dennis and Laura-Marie Allen and they have proudly been serving the San Diego area for the past 30 years. Both Dennis and Laura-Marie are boaters themselves and are well aware of what their fellow boaters have come to expect from a Marine Service & Repair Facility.

Affordable Marine Service

Here at AMS we service and repair all makes of boats as well as all brands of power packages. Our Certified mechanics are fully qualified to handle any task. As well as being fully insured, our service & repair facility is unrivaled in the San Diego area.

Affordable Marine Service

We have the capability of offering a vast array of knowledge in all aspects of boat service and repair including engines (both inboard and outboard), outdrive repair and replacement, boat handling accessories, maintenance as well as performance and communication products. And for the fisherman out there, we can also get you fully prepped and ready for the season with all types of on board bait systems, outriggers, etc. You name it. If it has to do with boats, we tackle it!

Affordable Marine Service

Our shop facilities are conveniently located in the downtown San Diego area with easy access allowing for quick and painless boat delivery and pick up. AMS is large enough to host up to 50 boats. We are fully equipped with a 10,000 lb. heavy duty hoist, forklifts, specialty tooling, diagnostic equipment and an onsite Parts Dept.

Affordable Marine Service

Our showroom is open 5 days per week (6 days per week during the summer months) for parts, service or to discuss your particular situation with one of our technicians. Our goal is to have you ready for the water, assuring you a safe and pleasurable trip each and every time out.
Please call us @ 619.578.5979 or feel free to stop by and visit us @ 1215 Beardsley St. San Diego 92113 and you will find that we ourselves are a group of extremely knowledgeable and like minded boaters. We are more than willing to provide you with professional boat service that is above all others. We would also like to show our gratitude to our Military friends by offering a discount on our service to show our appreciation for your service.


Easy Directions: Take I-5 South, exit Cesar Chavez. At stop sign – head West (towards the water) another 5 blocks and we’re on the left hand side. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Coronado Bridge and San Diego Bay.

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The AMS “Best Buys Of The Week!”

Pair of 350 Mag “Horizon’s” w/300hp ea.

Multi Port Fuel Injected. 505 hours on one engine and only 165 hours on the other.
Compression all @ 200 psi.
New exhaust systems. Rebuilt starters and alternators. New spark plugs, engine oil and filters.

New water pump impellers and housings. Fresh water cooling.
Remote oil filters, oil coolers, etc..
Both standard rotation, set up for transmissions. Read More…

2001 Calabria 22′ “Pro Comp XTS”

Excellent Condition! Recently Professionally Detailed.

Includes Wake Board Tower W/Racks

Hot and Cold Shower. (Yes, the shower has available hot water!)
Brand New Bluetooth Stereo. NEW Amp.. All NEW Marine Speakers!

Only 140 hours on Fuel Injected Mercruiser 350 Mag. Read more…..

1997 ~ 22′ Celebrity “Cuddy Cabin”

Powered by a 454 MerCruiser “Big Block” with 300hp. Includes an all new Exhaust system, Fuel pump, Engine water circulating pump, Raw Water pump impeller and housing, Belts, Spark plugs, Fuel Filters, Engine oil and filter, Starter, Dual Batteries, Tilt motor, etc. Runs Xlnt!

Also includes a Bravo 3 “Duo Prop” outdrive with twin stainless steel props. Reaches a speed of 62 plus mph @ 4,500 rpm and an easy cruise @ 35 knots. Low hours on the entire power package.

Fresh outdrive service including new gear lube.
Please feel free to contact Dennis at Affordable Marine Service by phone @ 619.578.5979 or thru email @ and he’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have pertaining to this boat or any other boats we currently have listed for sale.
And for those that are unaware, the Team at Affordable Marine Service also offers their “Show ‘N’ Sell Service. You can get all the details of this fabulous service by clicking here.
For any other questions, concerns or further info, please feel free to contact the Team here at Affordable Marine Service by phone @ 619.578.5979 or thru email @ and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have pertaining to this boat or any other boats we currently have listed for sale.

The AMS “Show ‘N’ Sell” Service

The Team here at Affordable Marine Service for all intents and purposes consider ourselves to be a ‘one stop shop’. Meaning that if it has anything at all to do with boats, boaters and boating, we’ve got you covered.
One example of our diversity is in our ability to help you sell your boat. There comes a time in every boaters life when selling their boat is a high priority on the “To Do” list. Most of the time it’s because you’ve outgrown your present boat. Whether it’s in size, usability, fishability, any number of reasons, it can be time to pass the fun on to another owner and go in search of your newest dream boat.
And this is another spot where the AMS Team shines bright. Being avid boaters ourselves, we all know that selling your boat (or buying a boat for that matter) can be a chore. An unwanted task that unfortunately must be tackled if we want to move on to bigger and better things.
Sure, selling your boat sounds easy but if you’ve ever attempted to sell a boat yourself, you’re fully aware it’s anything but. From all the costs involved in advertising your boat to responding to all the various calls and emails. Most of which are from time wasting lowball tire kickers that have absolutely no respect for your time as well as all the effort it takes to keep your boat “Show Ready” for an inspection by a potential buyer.
Meaning you want it uncovered, ready to look its best as well as run its best. And you need this to happen at all hours of the day because that’s how random a potential buyer can be. When you combine that with the time constraints of a full time job and the shorter days of winter, just scheduling a viewing can be a job in and of itself.
And who hasn’t received that last second phone call from a prospective buyer that has to see the boat. And has to see it NOW! So as you rush on down to the storage facility, the Marina, wherever you may store your boat, hoping everything will be just as you left it last visit, you begin to think about all that lays ahead.
First you have to uncover it, then hose off the dusty spots, wipe it down a bit and then most important of all, hope it starts. Yes, we’ve all experienced the letdown of dead batteries at the worst possible time.
So as all of this is going through your mind you finally arrive at your boat, albeit a little late. Scrambling to get everything ready for the “hopefully” new owner to see, time continues to tick by.
And next thing you know, you’re waiting for the prospective buyer to arrive. The guy that HAD to see it today. And knowing you left work early to accomplish all this isn’t making this sick feeling in your stomach feel any better.
Still waiting, might as well call the buyer to check his progress. And of course, you reach his voicemail. No biggie, he’s probably driving and doesn’t want to get a ticket for being on the phone. But as the time continues ticking by and the sun sets on the horizon, it becomes all too obvious. Yep, another No Show! Beyond frustrating to say the least.
And just like all the previous times you told yourself you’d never again go through the hassle and stress of selling a boat on your own, here you are once again. If boating is supposed to be anything its should be fun. And experiences like these are anything but fun.
That’s why the AMS Team offers their “Show ‘N’ Sell” Service. We want to take the stress and strain out of selling your boat. From advertising your boat through numerous online venues to communicating with potential buyers. Setting appointments for visual inspections. Even bay tests (with an adequate deposit), all while keeping your boat looking and running it’s best at all times.
We even have an option which allows you to store your boat at our centrally located San Diego facility to make the buying experience even that much more pleasant for all involved.
With Technicians available on site to discuss any questions your potential buyers might have. As well as the ability to run the boat for them right there, it’s definitely a win/win for all involved.
As a seller your options are pretty much endless and can be tailored to best suit your needs. Best of all, the choice is yours. We’ll be more than happy to look over your boat and make recommendations as to what repairs would enhance and help the sales process and which items might be best left for the new owner as the rate of return on the repair wouldn’t be worth it. As well as having little to no effect on the possibility of a successful sale.
So if you’re thinking it just might be time to sell your boat, why not give the Team here at Affordable Marine Service a call today @ 619.578.5979 and let’s discuss how best to go about making your next move up in the boating world.

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