Serving Jacksonville Florida

Marine service
you can Trust


My name is John Bump

Welcome to my business page. My family and I have placed ourself in Jacksonville Florida after 3 years of traveling aboard our Westerly Sea Lord sailboat. 

We have started a mobile marine shop out of an old police hostage negotiation vehicle and are serving the Jacksonville community. 

The van serves as an excellent mobile marine shop and we are excited to share it with the boating community.

I have been working on engines with a degree in electrical engineering my entire adult  life but shifted my skillsets when my family decided to travel full time.  Together, my wife and I have built a reputation for our work and feel confident in our abilities to provide a much needed reliable service to this area. 

We are proud to announce that are accepting new clients and legally ready to grow our community here in Jacksonville. 

We are confident with most boat projects but specialize in mechanics, electrical systems, Solar and water maker installs. 


My Specialties

MArine Mechanic

15+ years in mechanics. Cars, Motorcycles, and Boats.

electrical systems

Ask me anything about your systems

Solar install

Does solar intimidate you? Let me sort it out for you. I will set you up with all the information you need to understand how much solar you need.

watermaker install

We are big fans of water makers aboard our vessel. We have installed many units on clients boats and can walk you through the whole process.

Looking for a marine Mechanic you can trust?

Ballast MArine

Our customers will tell you how happy they are with Ballast marine services. John’s reputation of untangling the chaos from another contractor has been our strongest word of mouth advertisement. John takes pride in the work that he does and has a  unique passion for boats. 


What My Clients Say

John has an excellent work ethic. He is a very knowledgeable man with great intentions. He genuinely want what's best for you and your boat needs. I will be reaching out to John for all future boat projects that my husband is unable to accomplish.
Rachel Coffman
Financial Manager
John is the best mechanic I know. Between all the boat work he's helped us with, along side of helping with small engine repair I couldn't recommend a better person to hire. You won't go wrong with this business. Hes honest, trustworthy, fair priced and he comes with such a great personality. You'll find yourself being a friend for life afterwards.
Kalie Bishop
Owner of a cleaning company in CT
John Bump has done fantastic marine services for me for over 2 years.
1.He’s adjusted the valves on my Sailboat’s Perkins Diesel Engine.
2..He’s rebuilt the Hurth Transmission…and I don’t know anyone else I’d trust.
3.He’s replaced and wired new breakers on my panel box.
4.New galley sink faucet
5. New cockpit instruments for the engine.
On my Boston Whaler he’s fixed my Mercury Outboard motor perfectly, even doing pressure tests to diagnose which fuel pump was bad…AND 2 CERTIFIED MERCURY DEALER/REPAIR SHOPS COULD’T FIX IT!
I would trust John Bump to work on any system that I can find on a sailboat or motorboat.
(He’s about to replace the AC unit on another of our boats!)
Call John for your boat service and repair work.
Jon Robinson
Magazine owner
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