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Dockside Marine Services provides divers for complete hull cleaning.

We also do prop pulling, switching props, reconditioning and sales.

Dockside has been doing business in Martin County for over 45 years. Many of our customers have stayed with us for over 30 years, through toxic water, frost & hurricanes. Growing with our Dockside friends has been our pleasure & our pride. Gary & Andy are licensed, insured, & available for jobs outside U.S. waters.

props Dockside pulled off of the American Ambition from Sailfish Point

Eddie Morgan and Shane Raines from Stuart Propeller with one of the huge props Dockside pulled off of the American Ambition from Sailfish Point this week.

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Gary & Andy Dowd

3063 SW Summer Avenue Palm City, FL 34990-3241

Email: Gary Dowd

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1) Your NAME & CITY, where & when you did whatever you're proud of.

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3) We prefer submissions from our friends & customers with their local catches, & do retain the right to choose what gets put on & when it gets replaced.

Raising Dough from Sailfish Pt.
Raising Dough from Sailfish Pt.

Gary Dowd, Owner, Dockside Marine

Gary Dowd, a FL resident since 1971, FAU graduate, hails from Pt Huron, MI. He started Dockside in 1973 while attending graduate school in Boca. He & his wife, Becki, moved to Palm City in 1978 & have 2 kids, Emily & Andy. Gary runs, hikes & does P90X workouts weekly, on his 3rd yr of Spanish, reads & is an avid bird watcher & trail guide at TC Wildlife Center in Palm City.

Our rates start at $2.50 per foot. At this rate you're Monthly, you have an inboard or small prop and you're in a marina where we can swim from boat to boat.
As your paint wears thin, or as the warmer waters aid in barnacle growth, even your location in the river where growth is faster than others, your rate will be higher. This is just a guide for both of us. We inspect & replace zincs when needed, clean thru-hulls, hardware, props & waterlines.

We patronize ONLY LOCAL businesses when buying our zincs or repairing props. You'll get updates on your paint condition & any damage noted while under the boat each month.

Dockside Marine Services provides divers for complete underwater yacht maintenance. We sell props (new & used), pull, switch & transport props to & from prop shops & install them again. We do hull inspections & prep for sea trials. We recommend painting your props prior to reinstallation to deter barnacle growth as seen on our Prop Problem page.

This means the majority of our customers at private docks all start at $3.00/ft. Boats at 70’ are $3/ft minimum.

Andy and Finnegan

Our son, Andy, from IRCC and Northwood University; came aboard in 2000. He spends more time home now with wife, Danae and their 2 kids, Finnegan & Patrick, but loves to cook and do carpentry when he can. He is slowly becoming the driving force behind Dockside and we welcome that.

Mosiman Family

Capt. Scott Mosiman from Jensen Beach is a FIT graduate in Marine Science, spent 4 years in the Coast Guard in Ft Pierce and has been with us since 1991.. He and his wife, Nita, their daughter, Jennifer Breeze Timmerman, and Eathan their Grandson have lived in Martin County since 1974
A J and Wife

Mike Permar, graduate from JBHS and IRSC, has been with us since 2009. He enjoys playing beach volleyball, softball and anything else he can compete in. He took a year off and married Liz Alford in November of 2018. He came back. We’re glad.

Gary & Scotty
Here Gary & Scotty are transporting
a boat for the Season ahead 2009

If you live in or close to areas below.

Gary, Andy, Mike & Scotty would like to hear from you:

Jensen Beach
Hutchinson Island
The Landings
Willoughby Creek
Four Fish Marina
Safe Harbor/Harborage
St Lucie River
Indian River
Mariner Cay Marina
Piper's Landing
Sailfish Point  

Sailfish Marina/Finest Kind
Rocky Point
Manatee Pocket
Yacht & Country Club
Hidden Harbor
Pirate's Cove Marina
The Corinthian
Loblolly Bay
Sunset Bay
Loggerhead / Harborage
The Soundings


Gary’s Brother, John Dowd, passed away after having surgery April 22, 2021

Let Dockside put you on Monthly maintenance schedule. So, drop us a line today!
Florida Areas & Cities that Dockside Marine Services provide divers:
Treasure Coast Divers, Treasure Coast, Martin County, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Port Salerno, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Sewell's Point