I had a dock and boat lift installed in November of 2014 by Ram Marine. It has worked well since installation.  On March 7th I was working on the boat until about 7:45 pm and pushed the up button on the remote to raise the boat. I was tired and had my hands full of tools so I left the dock while the boat was still going up. As fate would have it the belt broke on the side the regulates the limiting switch motor and the outside motor kept running until the cable was run tight against the drive pipe. Since there is no limiting switch on this motor it ran until it burned out the belt on this side as well. The boat was tilted at a 30 degree angle and jammed against the pilings. I called Ram Marine the following morning and Dave came out within an hour of reaching him. He managed to get two new belts on the motors and nurse the boat down into a level position. I am very happy with Ram Marine for the service and promptness in an emergency situation. The lift was functional when he left, and they returned to make some permanent repairs once the parts came in a few days later. It’s important to have someone you can count on when an emergency arrives and I’m glad I had Ram Marine ! 

-Paul Miller, Nokomis, Florida  March 2019

PS: Don’t leave the boat unattended when it is in motion…….even after 400 times of going up and down without any problems!!!! 


  "Hello Ram Marine. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for installing my new boat lift. It is installed exactly as presented in the plans and it is a wonderful hoist. It operates smoothly and quietly. I love the oil bath gear system! Your crew did a great job installing the lift and it was done on time and on budget. I would recommend Ram Marine to anyone." Dave Wright,  Osprey, FL 


  "Needing major dock and boat lift re-construction, I selected Ram Marine. Ram was extremely professional, very hard working, and completed a large dock system that exceeded my expectations. They made permitting easy. Construction challenges were overcome by their very experienced construction crew. Senior management reviewed each phase of progress. My dock system cost no more than my neighbors, and clearly has superior quality, design, and finish. I would highly recommend Ram to any of my friends and neighbors." Dr. Ken Whitmore, Siesta Key, FL 

What the Customers Say


 "I would heartily recommend Ram Marine for any dock and seawall work…Dave really helped us work thru many options as we designed, permitted, and built our new seawall and two lift dock…and were especially helpful working to maximize out permit opportunities with the County and State authorities….was really a pretty smooth and very satisfying experience!" 

Tom Trevithick,  Osprey, FL


 "The work Ram Marine did was perfect, all was clean after the departure, and it works great.  They gave me a good price, and the Sales Director Scott Anderson helped me to decide which boat lift would be right for me. Very good job – Thanks!" 

Longboat Key, FL


 "I met Dave for the first time in June 2012 to rebuild a fishing pier at our home in Englewood. During the discussion for the fishing pier repair, the question of possibility of applying for a boat dock permit came up. I informed Dave that we have been denied such a permit twice in the last 10 years but he suggested giving it another try. After 2 years of Dave’s efforts with Sarasota County and State officials he was successful in obtaining the boat dock permit.
He constructed a 300 foot long boat dock and lift on our property on Lemon Bay. The work was carried out professionally and completed on schedule. He is extremely pleasant and easy to work with and very approachable. If there was any problem during construction it was resolved to my satisfaction in a timely manner. His employees were very punctual, hard working and courteous. Project cost from the beginning was detailed and comprehensive without over runs, Construction quality was excellent and the boat dock looks very nice. I would highly recommend Ram Marine without any reservation for any marine construction work.
Thank you."
Mohan S Khurana M.D., Englewood, FL


 "We selected Ram Marine because everyone we spoke to said that they are the right contractor to go with. We were especially impressed by the fact that they do large government contracts and that seemed a good indicator of the quality of their work. We have been 100% satisfied with our choice. Our neighbor and we wanted to replace our sagging joint seawall in parts, and solve various other issues with the rest of the walls including a covered dock and boat lift. Ram Marine made us a proposal which optimized both cost and solution of the problems. They have managed the whole project completely and professionally within time and within budget. The project management by Scott was extremely satisfactory, the quality of workmanship exemplary, and when new issues popped up, as they inevitably do, Ram Marine solved them quickly and cleverly and to our complete satisfaction. The building site was always tidy and the landscape looks even better after they have finished than before. I highly recommend Ram Marine for this type of work. "
Regards, Tom Schuster,  Nokomis , FL