Tidewater Marine Services
Full Marine & Diving Service

Shop & Wet Slips Located:
Sunset Creek Marina
800 Armistead Ave | Hampton, VA
Telephone: 757-739-9808
E-mail: Gaston Saada

Client Recommendations

"In March, 2009, I discovered that I had some sole damage on my 1989 Sabre 34 Targa that would require pulling the mast to repair.  Water had not been draining into the bilge properly and had caused the teak and holly veneer to delaminate.   I was given Gaston's name by Peggy Duval at Cobb's Marina as being the best rigger in Hampton Roads and the most qualified to pull the mast and then re-rig the boat when the repairs were complete.  I met with Gaston later that month and we arranged for the work to be done at Cobb's Marina.  During our meeting he discovered a problem with the aft lower spreaders that required interface with Hall Spars to correct.  Needless to say, I'm extremely pleased with the work Gaston did on my boat.  The mast came out without a hitch and went back in with ease.  The aft spreader problem was repaired, and the rigging was tuned to perfection.  In addition, Gaston recommended a great method for sealing the partners and a more efficient way to run my roller furling line from the furling drum.  I will certainly be going back to Gaston for any future rigging work."
Best Regards,
Donald F Kerrigan Jr

" In the 15 years that Tidewater Marine Service has serviced my customers I have always appreciated the professionalism that you bring to my yard.  Thank you for doing the kind of work that makes me call you first when I need a dependable, honest contractor."
Peggy C. Duval
Boatyard Manager - Cobb's Marina, Inc.

"Gaston at Tidewater Marine Services has done more to prepare boats for our rallies than anyone else. From rigging inspections and repairs to installations and glass work, they do it all. The work is done with care and the price is fair.”
Steve Black
Caribbean 1500 Founder

"Gaston Saada has taken care of our yachts, as well as many friends we have recommended him to, for almost ten years.  He is a jack of all trades, but specializes in rigging.  We feel completely secure on our yacht because of the five star service we have received over the years.  We continue to recommend Tidewater Marine Services to transients as well as local friends."
Steve and Gina Godfrey

"I wanted to thank you for the quality work you’ve done on ‘Gratitude’ over the past several years. The jobs are often times more time consuming than profitable, but your attention to detail and always getting it done right at a fair price is appreciated."
Sincere thanks.
Michael Campbell

"Tidewater Marine Services has been my main source of maintenance and repair to my 36 ft. sloop over more than 15 years. Gaston Saada has provided a dependable and extrememly satisfactory service for my boat. I enjoy doing business with him and do not hesitate to recommend him to others."
Robert T. Mosby, Jr.