The Dinghy Doctor has long been San Diego’s largest inflatable boat and outboard experts. After 18 years of serving the boating community, the owners decided to pursue other endeavors and close their business. When Barrett Canfield and Rick Day of South Coast Yachts heard that San Diego was going to lose this important maritime vendor, they decided something had to be done.

They quickly put together a deal to acquire the Dinghy Doctor, so that they could bring the same great service that people receive from South Coast Yachts to the inflatable boat community in Southern California. They brought in Charlie Winter to the team as General Manager. Charlie is committed to superior customer service, and engaging with new and experienced boaters alike.

The Dinghy Doctor is centrally located in San Diego “where the 8 meets the 5”; and will continue to carry trusted boat brands such as AB, Achilles, Caribe, & Taurus, as well as Honda, Tohatsu, and Yamaha Outboards.

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