Desiring more knowledge and work experience, Albert positioned himself within South Florida’s largest boating industry locations: Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Over the next few years, Albert worked as a technician for Marine Max, one of the largest dealerships in the United States, as well as Xtreme Marine, a high performance shop where he helped rig and repair Cigarette, MTI, Skater, Fountain and Donzi racing boats – used to compete in the very elite offshore racing industry.
Albert eventually opened Tech Marine Miami, a Mercury-certified service dealership, and an authorized Formula boat service centre, at an indoor storage marina in Aventura, Florida. Running a shop in this fast paced environment was an amazing experience as he was able to work on a broad range of boats and engines.
Over the years, Albert responded to numerous requests to return to the Cayman Islands for boat repair work and in 2012 decided it was time to move home. He recognized that, while there were many boat repair shops on island, there was an obvious lack of experience and certification amongst mechanics. With his years of experience and knowledge, he wanted to offer his services to the boating community of the Cayman Islands.
In 2012 Tech Marine Cayman was established and Albert has been helping his loyal customers stay on the water one properly repaired boat at a time.
“We take the guess work out of boat repair.”
Albert Rankin, Tech Marine
Owner/Certified Marine Mechanic