Pikes Bay Vessel Service

The best vessel service in the the Apostles.

Meet the Pikes Bay Service Team

Paul Burback

Service Manager / Shop Forman
Serving the marine industry since 1997

Paul is a certified Master Marine Technician and understands the importance of keeping boats on the water. In addition he has attended dozens of marine technical training schools across the U.S. Paul brings a broad range of diesel engine repair, electronic installation and marine systems repair skill sets along with a high level appreciation for customer service and providing sound advice.

Recent Certifications:

  • 2011 Con-O-Lift and Marine Travel Lift Operator
  • 2012 Raymarine Advanced Electronics Installation
  • 2013 ABYC Marine Systems Certification
  • 2014 Yanmar – Small Engines and Saildrives
  • 2015 Yanmar Advanced Diesel Training
  • 2016 ABYC Diesel Engine Certification
  • 2016 West Systems Epoxy Training Program Graduate
  • 2017 NEMA Electronics Certification
  • 2017 NEMA 2000 Network Certification
  • 2017 ABYC Electrical Certification

Melissa Nicoletti

Service and Parts Coordinator

Melissa has spent time boating on Lake Superior growing up. She grew up in Cornucopia and spent some time away but has returned to her home town.  Her and her husband have a boat and still enjoy getting out on the water when they can. Melissa has been a RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) for 20 years plus.  She has worked in private practice and public health. Accomplishing most everything she wanted to in dentistry Melissa felt it was time for a change. Working as a RDH has allowed her to meet some amazing people.

Stepping out of her comfort zone she came to the marina. Melissa started out here at Pikes in the ship store and has moved into the service department as our new service and parts coordinator. Once again she is meeting amazing people as well as working with a great team.  She said she has found her new forever career.

Aaron Hartzell

Vessel Service Technician/Parts
Serving the Marine Industry since 1997

Aaron is a 1997 graduate of the WITC Marine Repair Technician Program. Prior to coming to PBM Aaron worked for 5 years at the Wissota Marina in Chippewa Falls and then 6 years at Crystal Pierz Marine in Rice Lake.

Recent Certifications:

  • 2011 Con-O-Lift and Marine Travel Lift Operator
  • 2012 Raymarine Advanced Electronics Installation
  • 2013 ABYC Marine Systems
  • 2014 Yanmar – Small Engines and Saildrives
  • 2016 West Systems Epoxy Training School Graduate
  • 2017 Certifited Anti-Fouling Paint Applicator
  • 2017 ABYC Electrical Certification

Morgan Beebe

Vessel Service Technician Serving the Marine Industry since 2013

Morgan graduated from the WITC Marine Tech program in Ashland and served his internship at Pikes Bay.  After working several years in the marina/marine industry in IL, Morgan returned to Pikes Bay in 2015.  We are glad to have him back and part of our service team.

Recent Certifications

  • 2016 ABYC Diesel Engine Certificaton
  • 2016 Yanmar Small Engine and Saildrive Certification
  • 2017 West Systems Epoxy Training Program Graduate
  • 2017 ABYC Electrical Certification
  • 2017 NEMA Electronics Certification
  • 2017 NEMA 2000 Network Certification

Ryan Augsburger

Vessel Service Technician Serving the Marine Industry since 2016

Ryan is a recent graduate of WITC Marine Tech Program.  Ryan has a strong mechanical backgrond and experience in operating equipment.  Ryan is excited to be a part of the Apostle Island boating experince and a part of the PBM Service Team

  • 2017 West Systems Epoxy Training Program Graduate
  • 2017 Certified Anti-Fouling Paint Applicator

 

 

Chris Lehnert

Dock Maintenance

Chris is a retired Lieutenant from the Racine Fire Department where he spent 27 years as a professional Fire Fighter/EMT.  Chris jointed the PBM team in 2015 and has been a great addition to our staff.  Chris oversees the PBM Dock Maintenance and can be also found helping with haul and launch.

 

Question about Pikes Bay vessel service?

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