A review of boat repair shops in Cape Town, South Africa – StarInsights


StarInsights report is an ongoing series on a specific sector’s market research data, assessing leading companies and businesses with a decent number of positive user ratings and reviews. Today’s article is based on research into boat repair shops in Cape Town.

Industry Overview

South Africa has a long and illustrious nautical heritage and a wealth of experience in boat building and the marine industry. 

Over, 7000 direct employment have been created in the ocean economy since 2014, and the nation has attracted investments totalling ZAR30 billion. The oil and gas industry, maritime manufacturing, aquaculture, and infrastructure development have received the majority of the investments (Economic Performance Indicators for Cape Town – Q1 2021).

Cape Town’s distinctive location is SA’s oldest metropolis. It is excellently positioned on the South-South Trade Corridor, which connects Asia, Africa, and the East Coast of the Americas. Moreover, it is located near the southernmost point of the African continent.

The province with the largest number of boat owners in South Africa, Cape Town, has many small lakes and rivers that allow for a lot of waterfront property in the city. Therefore, the need for boat repair shops across the Province is very pronounced. This being a digital age, customers usually get their impressions of a business from its online reviews and ratings. 

ekomi believes that these are essential to business development and so, using ratings and reviews given by customers on Google Maps, we conducted a study on boat repair shops in Cape Town

Top-rated boat repair shops in Cape Town

Boat Repair Shop


Number of Reviews

The Boating Shed 4.8 54
Down South Marine 4.8 14
Mac’s Outboards 4.8 10
Africa Blue Auto Marine 4.7 25
Boats & Bikes Factory Racing 4.7 15
Kalyn Marine Services 4.3 18
Seascape Marine Services 4.3 17
Watercraft 4.2 18
Anchor Boat Shop 4.1 68
Action Yachting (Pty) Ltd 4.0 16

Top-reviewed boat repair shops in Cape Town

Boat Repair Shop

Number of Reviews


Anchor Boat Shop 68 4.1
The Boating Shed 54 4.8
Africa Blue Auto Marine 25 4.7
Kalyn Marine Services 18 4.3
Watercraft 18 4.2
Seascape Marine Services 17 4.3
Action Yachting (Pty) Ltd 16 4.0
Boats & Bikes Factory Racing 15 4.7
Down South Marine 14 4.8
Mac’s Outboards 10 4.8

Ratings are also quite significant to a business’s importance, and in the long run, they boost customer satisfaction and sales. eKomi understands the importance of ratings and completed the StarInsights assessment by compiling a list of the top 10 highest rated boat repair shops in Cape Town.

Three boat repair shops are tied for the top spot sharing a 4.8 star-rating namely: The Boating Shed, Down South Marine, and Mac’s Outboards. This rating confirms that consumer perceive these repair shops to be people who really care about their customers and the quality of their work. 

The low number of reviews is immediately noticeable in this instance. With only 68 reviews, Anchor Boat Shop is at the top of our list. Located in Paarden Eiland, and their reviews show them to be people who really care about their customers and the quality of their work. It is closely followed by The Boating Shed with 54 reviews, mostly on the friendly staff and affordability, and with 25 reviews, Africa Blue Auto is at third place on our list.

ekomi compliments the owners of the top three boat repair shops in both categories for their excellent services and urges all their competitors in the industry to up their game and reach out to a review agency like  ekomi, which works with an efficient team to produce reviews that are organic and credible. 

The  ekomi team presents all boat repair shops with an offer to assess customer satisfaction, which includes a free consultation to determine the level of growth a business is at and to heighten its sales development and online search traffic.

Be sure to check out  ekomi‘s blog in three months to read our follow-up assessment on which boat repair shops will be the best and most rated in Minnesota.

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