From Bob Feldman
53’ DeFever POC M/V Zebrina
It’s very seldom that
I can enthusiastically recommend a vendor for marine products/service.
However, I feel very good about recommending Stabilized Marine for any NAIAD
installation/ upgrade. Craig & Tammy are both terrific people to work with.
From Bob Hodes
44’ DeFever M/Y Seahorse
We did a “thank you
Craig & Tammy” on Tuesday when we got caught in a 2 1/2 hour wicked
thunderstorm on the Bay. Those stabilizers were truly a godsend for us. I
could have sold a dozen that day if I would have had some customers on-baord.
- From: Dave & Janet Webster" M/V
SOFKIN 39" KROGEN
- "Now in St. Thomas, BVI. Thank you once again for
your fantastic help. Our stabilizers are working perfectly, just the way we
- From: Hank Haeseker
M/Y Last Laugh 52' DeFever
- My experience is with Naiad Stabilizers. Most of the
DeFevers I know of use Naiads and most of them were installed by Craig Calkins
of Stabilized Marine. I have seen numerous rave reports on Craig's work
and based on my own experience on the Last Laugh, I recommend him highly.
He's done so many DeFevers he can tell you everything you need to know.
Based in Ft. Lauderdale, he has a mobile installation shop and travels to
where you are to do installations. Come to the next rendezvous and meet
Craig and wife, Tammy. They are regulars and are very devoted to the
DeFever crowd. Bottom line on Stabilizers is: They work very well.
Naiads are the most widely used by DF boats we know. Craig Calkins is
the guy to do the work. You will love them if you venture out into the
blue water. You will even love them if you cruise the ICW. Beam
seas will be your friends.
- From: Walter & Ardra Withers M/Y Dreamer 42' Bristol Trawler
- I am writing to express my appreciation for your
excellent and professional service, given to us during the installation of the
Naiad Stabilizers, on our 42' Bristol Trawler. It is very gratifying to
find a business today, that operates in the manner of good service, honest
representation, and is so dependable when service or parts are needed.
Thank you for that quality. I have shown your work and have told others
about the improvement and sea worthiness of our boat as a result of the
Naiad Stabilizers. Thank you again, and I will continue to promote your
work and product. If you want a recommendation or demonstration for
anyone near us, I would be glad to show your work and to give them a test run.
- From: Bob Franklin M/Y Pipe Dream 42' Hatteras L.R.C.
- You folks are something else. Your unfailing support
of the Pipe Dream since day one is probably the TOPS of customer
- From: John D. Venables
President of NAIAD MARINE
- Just a short note to thank you for the fine workmanship on
this job. When you are on the job I don't have to worry about the
quality, or the way the customer is handled. You always put NAIAD and
its interests first, and so we will continue to put you first. Again,
thank you very much for your dedication to NAIAD.
Ron & Cheryl Roberts
M/Y Lazy Days 44+5 DeFever
- I sent Craig a note with some questions about installing
Naiad Stabilizers on my 44+5 DeFever. Craig immediately replied with his
recommendations and also offered to send photos on installing my stabilizers.
Craig is the most knowledgeable person on Naiad Stabilizers for DeFevers.
He has installed over 100 Stabilizers on DeFevers and over 400 on other
vessels. I would highly recommend him.
Tom Beard M/Y Northstar 49 DeFever
- I think Stabilizers are always an after market job.
If you take a poll you will find that the only Stabilizers are Naiads and the
ONLY person who should install them on a DF is Craig Calkins of Stabilized
Marine. He did my 49' DeFever. I never met a guy in the boat
business that knew what he was doing more then Craig. He did what he
said he would at the price he said he would do it at. I have never been
more satisfied with a contractor. And the Stabilizers do work!!!
Ginger & her Captain Joe
Nicoletti M/Y Escapade 44' DeFever
- The bottom line here is that WE MADE IT and after 9000
nautical miles and 3 1/4 years our incredible trip has come to an end as we
arrived in Lauderdale by the Sea, Fl. last Sunday. This will read like
the credits that an author may insert in the front of the book he has written,
but we have to acknowledge the people that helped make this a trip of a
lifetime. To make it possible our trip of a lifetime, Craig from Naiad
Stabilizers without which Ginger would have jumped ship before we got to the
Bahamas (we call them tranquilizers.)
David R. Topping
M/Y TOPPS 58' Hatteras
- In the marine business, it is rare to be able to reach any
vendor, once the check has cleared, but Tammy and you have gratefully and
promptly returned each of my long distance calls and deftly answered my
usually insane questions! I have the utmost respect for your
professionalism and knowledge and would entrust no one else for stabilizer
installation on any future vessels I may purchase.
Bob Theis M/Y Snapper 42' Grand Banks
- Many Thanks for your prompt service. I'm always
impressed by how concerned Tammy & Craig are for your customers. You do
an exceptional job.
Bill Seiberling M/Y Winona 42'
- Thanks for everything. You have a great product and
you do a very professional job with the installation. It was a pleasure
working with you.
David Potipcoe M/Y Dragonwyck 42' Kadey
- The installation of Naiad Stabilizers on my boat was
superb. I have owned three vessels over the years and I can say,
unequivocally, I have never had a more professional, well organized Company
work on my boat. The installation is flawless and my boat was presented
to me in pristine condition. The boating industry is populated with
people who do not live up to their claims. They would do well to study
Stabilized Marine to learn how to do it right. I would recommend your
firm without reservation to any interested or prospective client. With a
Handshake In Mind.
- From: Gary Hertzberg M/Y Cetacea 48' Krogen Whaleback
- Rarely in the marine business do I find myself writing
letter of thanks to someone who has provided service for my vessel.
Regrettably it seems the opposite is true and much time is wasted simply
trying to get the job completed to an acceptable standard. The service
you provided has always been both timely and professional. In addition,
you and your employees are polite and always leave the boat as clean as you
found it. I can always count on you to get the job done right; for that
I thank you.
- From: Walter & Jane May
M/Y WayPoint 49' DeFever
- It was a great pleasure to do business with a first class,
professional organization, a rarity in the marine industry. From the
open lines of communication to keep us updated, to the covering and protection
of our woodwork, to the meticulous and expert installation job, to the
overtime hours worked in order to keep the promised schedule, we have
absolutely no complaints, and most certainly would not only recommend
Stabilized Marine to our friends, but would expect to see you on the job again
should we install Naiads on any future boat. Many thanks to the whole
personable and professional crew.
M/Y Adscape 44' DeFever
- "Adscape" is a new Yacht, Stable, Responsive and Faster.
With the Naiad system. It steps over waves which use to roll the boat
badly, now i don't need to find another wife. This wife has found
confidence in the "Adscape", Thanks to Naiad, Thanks Craig.
Thomas L. Grimes
M/Y Seaquel 46' Grand Banks
- Many thanks Craig, for the truly professional manner and
quality work you and your folks exhibited during the NAIAD 173 installation on
Seaquel! You did what you said you would do, when you said you would do
it and left the boat clean and orderly. In addition, you earned the
respect of Lamb's Yacht Center who, spoke glowingly about the quality of your
work, your attention to detail, your keeping Lamb's aware of your plans/needs
and the cleanliness with which you left the yard as well as the boat.
Please give Tammy and everyone else associated with this project a "Job Well
Done"!! Please let me know if I can help you!
- From: Ed & Violet
Parker M/Y Sea Mist 49' DeFever
- We departed immediately from Ft. Lauderdale to begin our
seven thousand-mile Great Circle Cruise after you completed the installation
of the Naiad Stabilizers. Twenty five hundred miles later, I'm getting
around to thanking you for the great job you and your crew did in installing
the units. Also accept my thanks for coming to the boat and giving me
all the advice in preparing the boat for the installation. I'm certain
that your recommendations saved us thousands of dollars in yard services.
Again, thanks for helping Violet and me make the right decision in selecting
the Naiad for Sea Mist.
- From: Bob & Margaret
M/Y Tyla 44+5
- Thank the Lord for Craig's Stabilizer Installation.
They are absolutely fantastic. Tyla performed admirably and the
stabilizers, again, are great.
- From: Harry Duress M/Y
Golden Eagle 44'DeFever
- A quick note to commend you both (and John) for a job well
done on the installation of stabilizers on the Golden Eagle a real "turn key"
operation. Never once did I consider stabilizers, in other words I was
always a skeptic. A few months ago while on a rocking and rolling cruise
to the Keys with my fiancé, a conversation about stabilizers came up and the
rest is history. After the installation we sea trialed in a 20 knot
northeast wind with approximately four to six foot seas. I can now
assure you both-I am no longer a skeptic. The Golden Eagle with the
stabilizers handled well beyond my expectations.
- From: Richard Davis M/Y
Odyssey 49' DeFever
- You, my friend, are something else. After receiving your
excellent "hands on" information regarding the 140 to 170 degree running
temperatures of my Naiad Stabilizers hydraulic system, and boosting the
operating pressure from 180 to 500 lbs, I found that I really had no problems
at all. I can tell you now, that even Shirley considers their
installation to be one of the better ways we have spent our money in improving
and maintaining our 49' DeFever "Odyssey". Thanks Craig, for your
- From: Hal Mitchell M/Y
Sea Turtle 42' Krogen
- I would like to express my appreciation for your
recent installation of Naiad Stabilizers on my Krogen 42'. They work
great! I think Kathy will go to sea with real enthusiasm now, in spite
of our round bilge trawler and its former tendency to roll. Tammy was
great keeping me informed and handling all of the details behind the scenes.
You displayed a work ethic the likes of which I had not previously experienced
and a professionalism second to none, I cannot say enough about the entire
experience. Craig & Tammy, please feel free to refer anybody to me who
needs to know how Naiads perform and who would like to know how you guys work.
You are second to none. There is no other place to go for stabilizers in
Rick & Tsipy Thompson M/Y ODELIA 56' LEN HWA
- The stabilizers are great!!!!!!!!! Don't know how we
did without them.
- From: Bob Hodes M/Y SEAHORSE III
- Thanks for the very professional work you are performing.
You are living up to your fine reputation.
Joe & Ginger Nicoletti M/Y
ESCAPADE 44' DeFever
- The DeFever is the best, bar none, but those NAIAD
stabilizers made the trip possible.
Pete Barr M/Y ADSCAPE 44' DeFever
- Thanks Craig & Tammy for your continued care and service.
I picked NAIAD for the best but got you two as well. The combination is
the very best.
Rick & Deb Smith M/Y BROULEE 42' Kadey
- My recommendation to those adding stabilizers or needing
service for existing systems: Contact Stabilized Marine. Craig,
Tammy and their crews are knowledgeable, courteous, fir in pricing and
committed to their customers.
- From: Ted Shannon M/Y
HAPPY OURS 52' Grand Banks Europa
- The stabilizers worked great--
and, man do those things work good!!!! Very comfortable ride, everyone
was impressed. I appreciate the fine work that you did, and all the
little extras you did to help me, and to make the entire experience better.
- Jere Chapin & partner
Brad Chapin M/Y TURNBULL 42' Grand Banks
- Thanks for a great job. What a wonderful difference
Dean Wiley M/Y FLOATBOAT 42' Grand Banks
- Another great advantage is the ability of the Naiads to
neutralize the sharp wake of fast sport fish boats in a narrow inlet. We
no longer worry about turning into the wake but just slide down the wake on an
- From: Glenn Tuttle M/Y TOTHILL 46' Grand Banks
- Down island, 10' beam seas were handled in stride, thank to
the Naiad's. For us they are indispensable for blue water cruising.