New Service Options Available at Pensacola Shipyard

Pensacola Shipyard has just completed the construction of a covered work area. Flat Island Boatwork customers can take advantage of this new service now. The length is over 100 feet so it will accommodate a pretty large boat. This new covered work area will allow us to keep the weather out, allow us to work in inclement weather, and keep dust/particulate levels to a minimum while we do repairs and restoration. It’s big enough to accommodate most boats with towers. If you would like to check on the availability of the work area please give us a call at (850) 434-8295!

Thinking about Spring boating?


What do you need to prepare your boat for another great season?
With our powertrain partners and the best selection in marine electronics,
we are ready to help you make a fast start for the new year.

Contact us at (850) 434-8295

September 04, 2020

Flat Island Boatworks is to pleased to offer UV-C LED water purifier products from AquiSense, Inc.

In these “uncertain times/COVID-19” having safe freshwater onboard to drink is a comforting thought. With that in mind, we’ve entered into a relationship to provide these systems for our customers. 
UV-C LED water purifiers are low amperage power consuming devices that sit in-line with your onboard freshwater system. When you turn the spigot, the unit is engaged and freshwater flowing to the tap is bathed in UV light. This inactivates pathogens that might be lurking in your freshwater tank. We can now design systems that combine UV light “sterilization” and filtration that lower the sediment load, improve taste and prevent pathogens from being able to reproduce in water delivered by your tap.
These solutions are very affordable and easily installable in most boats. We believe these systems will be ideal for coastal cruisers and any boat taking on water at the marina.

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July 10, 2020
Flat Island Boatworks is excited to announce that we’ve been awarded the dealership for FPT Engines in the Gulf region. As a global leader and major supplier of industrial power, FPT offers a wide range of reliable, fuel-efficient, and high-performance diesel engines from 41 – 910 HP. FPT engines are available for a variety of applications including in agriculture, construction, marine, and power generation.
For almost 100 years, FPT has designed and supported diesel engines and power solutions with the highest levels of performance and reliability. Decades of experience make FPT Industrial a technological and market leader in the powertrain field. FPT Industrial was established by merging all engine, transmission, and axle activities of IVECO, CASE IH, and NEW HOLLAND – so inheriting their competence and capacity.
In addition, FPT Industrial employs over 60,000 people worldwide and operates seven R&D Centers with over 1,000 engineers dedicated to the design and development of reliable and innovative products.
Flat Island Boatworks owner Mike Bredesen says “FPT is a leader in marine drivetrain technology. They are known throughout the world for low maintenance, long life, and high reliability. Our customers will be happy to know with FPT’s outstanding supply chain they will be able to get parts and service around the world” If you are considering an engine upgrade or replacement, stop by and find out how Flat Island and FPT can help.
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June 15, 2020

This was a big week for our growing business. We moved our offices out of the trailer and into the building across the driveway into Pensacola Shipyard. Please take a minute and check out the new office and say hello.

We are now stocking Smith and Suncloud sunglasses. We also have a selection of Chumms, so you don’t take a chance of sending your new shades overboard.

October 10, 2019

IBEX week was great for Flat Island. We are coming back to Pensacola with the latest industry information to share with our team and customers. The ABYC and NMMA tech sessions were excellent.  Drew was updated on the latest news from ABYC about “3 Phase” wiring and helping our customers understand changes coming to your shore power hookup for 2020. Look for a separate post soon about Flat Islands’ upcoming service to help our customers avoid the surprise of “my boat keeps tripping the breaker on the dock”.

We had excellent visits with current partners and we’re working to expand our relationships with a “select” group of new partners filling some gaps in our product line.


September 27, 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a banner year at Flat Island. We’ve had great success on a number of fronts. We’ve completed several large complex refits, christened a new painting area and taken on three new partnerships that will help us satisfy customer needs for the foreseeable future.

We invite you to visit our partners section of the website and check out all our partner pages including the new Garmin, Quick and Sureshade pages.  We believe growing with quality parteners will help us stay at the top of the quality and service mark for our customers. 

We hope you’ll check news section often.