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In The YCM Pipeline..


We’ve Got Two Scout 17 Footers Heading Our Way!


Scout is a quality boat builder in Summerville, South Carolina, known for innovative designs, world class fit and finish and ride quality.

They were one of the first companies to incorporate the use of composite materials in boat building, starting with their “no rot” composite transoms in the early ’90s and eventually becoming one of the first 100% “no wood” fiberglass boat manufactures.


Scout One - 1992 Scout 172 Dorado Dual Console

This one will be a nice price point, budget friendly family boat.

She’s powered by the original Yamaha 90 hp two stroke with oil injection.

Boston Whaler fans know this as the motor of choice for many classic Whaler hulls due to the unbeatable power to weight ratio and durability.

The Dorado 172 is a dual console (bow rider), and shares the same great riding hull as the Scout 172 Sportfish Center Console model.

Both have that beautiful Carolina Flare that Scout is so famous for.

Ours has a bimini top, full custom cover, complete cushion package (including bow) and the optional rear bench seat.

She will be water-ready and offered with or without trailer.

Price, pics and videos will be available soon!



Scout Two - 2007 Scout 175 Sportfish Center Console

This one is powered by a four stroke Yamaha fuel injected 90 hp outboard - super reliable, super quiet, super fuel efficient!

Factory options include stainless steel reversible pilot seat, bimini top, live well and ski pylon.

She will be offered with or with out trailer as well.

Additional details, pics, videos and price to be posted soon!


All York County Marine boat are professionally delivered - anywhere in the United States!

We always consider quality trade-ins.

Please call David between 10am & 7pm EST with any questions. 757-329-9979



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As we say good riddance to 2020..


I would like to thank you all for your friendship and support of our little boat business over the course of this very difficult year.

We recognize that many of you lost family members or friends, others jobs, business or homes at the hands of an invisible virus.

At the very least we’ve all lost our comfortable routines, sense of safety, stability and normalcy.

As the pandemic arrived here in the states, and New York was scrambling for ventilators and ICU beds, and people were dying at alarming rates, we were considering closing down for the year and revisiting the business after the air had cleared.

We ended up taking a step back, assessing and redesigning our business model in a way that we felt was socially responsible, safe for our family and safe for yours as well.

We shifted our business plan to a 100% online format, closing down the local aspects entirely.

We spent the year taking videos, photos and phone calls - non-stop.

All of our boats were sold under the same simple format - videos, photos and phone discussions, no one was allowed in.

We did not meet with a single new customer from March 1st on.

Every boat was professionally delivered by drivers who wore masks and maintained a safe distance at all times.

Throughout the year, only four people were allowed in the yard - our mechanic, two delivery drivers and me.

Of course there was pushback at times, not everyone liked the new format, which was both fine and understandable. We wished them the best of luck with their search.

Others did like it. They appreciated the guidelines we set to ensure safety and the care taken to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

They also appreciated our informative videos, and our honest, open and very different approach to selling boats - and our little business grew..

We recognize our methods took a great deal of trust from our customers, and for that trust, I am grateful.

While we didn’t actually meet any of them, I think we made a lot of new friends.

2021 is finally here, there is a new vaccine being distributed and better days are to come.

As we celebrate the arrival of the new year, let’s raise a glass to the 1.8 million people across the world lost to this pandemic, and to the people left behind that loved them.


Three Popular Questions -



  • Q - “I’d like to sell my boat, will you broker it?” 



        A - We stopped brokering boats at the beginning of Covid 19.


       -We buy boats outright, everyday, all over the country. 


       -We own 100% of our inventory.   


       -Our buying process is easy, safe and professional.  



  • Q - “Do you buy boat brands other than Boston Whaler?”



        A- Yes, we will consider most quality boat brands, we just like Whalers the best!



  • Q- “Do you take trade-ins?”  



        A - Absolutely, but not all trade-ins!  

                         Give York County Marine a call 10am-7pm EST 757-329-9979




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Way back in October we purchased this 2000 model Boston Whaler Ventura 18. These boats are hard to come by and we were pretty excited to pick her up!

She was 900 miles away at a marina in Dark Harbor, a small community on the Island of Islesboro just off the coast of Maine. Latitudinally speaking - up there near Nova Scotia.

Our driver had to get in and out quickly as wintery weather was already threatening to cancel the 1800 mile round trip.

Like so many one owner boats kept in dry storage, this one had no trailer, so we sent one of ours along to bring her back.

There is no bridge to Dark Harbor, only a ferry service capable of carrying four cars and two trucks at a time, and running reduced schedules due to the current pandemic. There was a good chance our truck and trailer combo would be waiting several hours each way for the crossing.

We contract these guys, and they are superstars, but delivery drivers really don’t like down time!

With the assistance of marina staff the boat was delivered to the mainland, but our driver missed the high tide window needed to load the boat.

The tidal swing up there is 11 feet!

Somewhere around 10 hours later, she was loaded up heading south.

While this delivery presented quite a few challenges, and did not go without frustrations, she arrived back in Virginia just fine the next day.

I’m a big fan of the 18 Ventura and Dauntless, which I suppose is why we went to such great lengths to bring this one home. They are big, beamy, quality built, multitasking 18 footers capable of carrying several passengers comfortably.

This one’s a nice boat, and the owner re-powered her in 2006 with a new Four Stroke, but I do question the old timer’s docking abilities, as she had quite a few minor bumps and bruises, gelcoat nicks and imperfections.

To be fair, the year 2000 was 21 years ago, one can approach a dock quite a few times over such a stretch - and I imagine the wind does often blow in Dark Harbor.

So anyway, we’ve decided to have some fun with this one prior to officially listing. We dropped her off with our buddy Craig at

Coastal Fiberglass llc to do a few updates.

Coastal is removing the bottom paint, taking care of any gelcoat imperfections, installing a new rub rail, decals, etc and painting her Boston Whaler “Light Blue” - it’s a real pretty color and a current option on some 2021 Whalers.

We will also be updating the interior with new upholstery.

The Four Stroke 115 Mercury will be fully serviced, and water ready.

She’s going to be beautiful, we will keep you updated along the way!

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This one’s a pretty special time machine!

- The # 1 song was Blondie's “Call Me” - I still love that song.

- Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in a landslide - two men that I greatly admire, albeit for different reasons.

- “The Miracle on Ice” - Our U.S Olympic Hockey Team defeats Russia for Gold - The the cold war raged on and it scared the hell out of me..

- # 1 at the box office was “The Empire Strikes Back” - I was 12 and it was awesome.

~She’s a One Owner, Garage Kept 1980 Boston Whaler Sport 17~

She’s Very Original and She’s Very Nice

Some cool factory options include the beautiful teak back rest with stainless steel rail - this is pretty rare on a 17 Sport!

Removal Front Pedestal Seat - usually seen on the Striper model.

Stainless Side Rails - which you will want to hold onto firmly with this much horsepower.

She’s maxed out with the original Johnson 100 - there will be glorious two stroke smoke, she’ll chug, maybe cough a little and smell like my childhood - and she will haul a@s. This will be a very fast boat.

There’s a vintage trolling motor on the bow, and I’m pretty sure the screen on that depth sounder isn’t color…

The 41 year old non-galvanized trailer is still sound, which suggests freshwater use.

We picked her up from the original owner, an older gentleman who was obviously attached to the boat - I was afraid he might change his mind before the truck arrived, I'm glad he didn’t.

I can’t wait to launch this one!

More info, pics, videos, on our Facebook Page!

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back, c1980

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Please turn up the sound on that computer!

This one just sold!  Hopefully we''ll have another soon!

She's here, and all that we had anticipated!

-2014 Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport

-Freshwater Boat

-One Owner

Boston Whaler Factory Options Include -

-Bimini Top with Stainless Steel Frame 

-Cushion Package 

-Folding Bucket Seats

-Center Cooler Seat

-SS Swim Ladder 

-SS Wrap Around Bow Rail 

She is offered with or without factory trailer.

Delivery anywhere in the U.S. is possible, as is international shipping.

As always, please call David with questions. 10am-7pm EST . 757-329-9979

$17k without trailer/18k with trailer 

York County Marine buys Boston Whalers from private owners everyday, all over the country.

If you would like to sell your Whaler in a safe and professional manner, while avoiding the public, please give us a call - we are always fair and make the sale super easy and quick.

We also consider quality trade-ins, contact us for details.

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This little 130 is sold and living the dream in West Palm Beach, Florida! 

Just arriving @ YCM!


2018 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport, 60th Anniversary Edition!

-Absolutely Exceptional

-One Owner

-Four Stroke, Fuel Injected, 40 hp Mercury - WITH 17 HOURS!

She has many Factory High-End Options Including the following..


-High-back Bench Bucket Seats - this is a $1,200 option.

-Bimini Top - These factory biminis are very nice quality and cost about $1,600. We think we just opened this one for the first time!

-Large Bow Cushion - That's about $400!

-Wrap Around Bow Rails - There’s another grand..

-Stainless Swim Ladder

-Karavan Galvanized Trailer

Delivery available anywhere in the United States.

She’s absolutly perfect and she’s offered at $20k

Please give David a call between 10am and 7pm EST with questions. 757-329-9979

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This one’s been fun!

We sold this pretty little ’07 Montauk 150 a few weeks back - at the time she had black bottom paint, a few nicks here and there, some bites out of the rub rail, etc.

The new owner asked if we could have the gelcoat nicks taken care of and give her an updated look.

We contacted our friends Coastal Fiberglass llc, discussed some options, came up with a plan - and she turned out gorgeous!

The color is Boston Whaler “Glacier Green”.

Coastal Fiberglass has always done outstanding work with every project we’ve sent - big or small.

The Whaler decals are of course from Janis Teeguarden @ MagicBrush - the original quality OEM Boston Whaler supplier. Check MagicBrush out on Facebook as well!

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Yep, that one's sold too, y'all need to move faster!

Hint - they are listed on our Facebook page first! 

 Thank you for helping YCM achieve & celebrate a milestone!

It's been a little over a year a since our life vest giveaway and we are now closing in on 2,500 Facebook followers!   The growth of our little business has been amazing!  
Thank you everyone for your continued 
support!  YCM    

As YCM approaches the 1,000 Facebook “Followers” mark, we’re going to celebrate with a giveaway! 

No, not a boat! 

Being rather safety oriented, we’re giving away 3 Mustang Survival MIT 70 Automatic Inflatable PFD Life Vests!

If you want in, you have to do 2 things…

1- Send us a message stating that you want in! 

2- Promise that you will wear it! 

YCM will draw the 3 winning names once we hit the 1,000 mark! 

Good luck!

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If you like boats, you need to follow YCM on Facebook!   


This one just sold and is heading to Massachusetts..


Check out our 

Facebook Page for updated 


Ever want an affordable Boston Whaler hull to re-power with a new four stroke?  

We have a beautiful 2013 Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport just waiting for new power!  

She's fully rigged for Mercury, just bolt on a 60 hp four stroke and go!  Prefer Yamaha or Honda?  Thats OK too, its all up to you! 

These boats are fast, fun, stable and ride great! They do an amazing job of keeping you dry - and of not beating you up!

Here's a little info on ours..

Factory options include 19 Gallon Fuel tank and Boston Whaler Folding Helm Seats, Large Bow Cushion and Stainless Folding Swim Ladder.

This boat has always been stored inside @ a marina.

Never bottom painted

Never Left in water

She's a one owner boat that doesn't have holes drilled all over the place for yesterday's electronics - nice and clean!

The 150 Super Sport can be easily launched and retrieved by one person, fits in the garage and does not require a big truck to tow!

She's offered @ 10k

So, some quick math - with original power and trailer, this would be aprox $20k.

A new 60 hp Four Stroke motor with factory warranty is about $6,500, a new trailer about $1,200.

Add that up and you'll see why this is a great deal!

We have several 150 Sports and Super Sports currently available @ York County Marine! Give us a call.

Please direct your questions to David between 10am and 7pm EST. 757-329-9979.


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Comparison - Boston Whaler 150 Sport & Classic 15 Super Sport

Boston Whaler 17 "New-Tauk" - Newport with Montauk Interior
- Amber in Maryland bought this one! 


"IF FOUND" Stickers..

Have you noticed a significant increase in kayaks and paddle boards on the waterways this year? We have, and now that it’s cooling down, I’m looking forward to paddling around the creek myself! 

As people have been looking for fun, healthy, outdoor activities during the pandemic, kayak and paddle board popularity have hit an all time high.

Outdoor related purchases from bicycles to paddle boards, kayaks (and we all know power boats) have soared during the pandemic.  
Simply finding a new or used kayak has been difficult for much of this year as retailers dealt with skyrocketing consumer demand, temporary factory closures and overloaded, bogged down supply chains.

We spoke with an officer from the Department of Wildlife Resources who also confirmed an unusual amount of kayak activity on VA waterways this year, and the concerns they have for the safety of “manually propelled boats” in the mix with power boaters.

Several years ago the Coast Guard introduced the “Paddle Smart” campaign to address safety concerns with kayakers. 

The most brilliant part of this campaign was the “IF FOUND” sticker. 

In the event that an unmanned kayak, paddle board or rowboat is found adrift, the Coast Guard assumes that there is a missing person, and launches a full blown search and rescue operation - usually the owner is at home in bed wondering what’s up with all the helicopters…

This highly reflective, weatherproof sticker has a place for a name and two phone numbers (keeping in mind one phone may be lost overboard). 

The “IF FOUND" sticker should be placed in a highly visible location inside the vessel’s cockpit or near the operator's station.

This decal can help get your boat back if you simply lost it in a storm or high tide, saving the taxpayer thousands of dollars on unnecessary search and rescue efforts - OR- it can let the USCG know that you are actually missing, and possibly save your life.

Here is a link..…/Attachm…/1108/Paddle%20Smart.pdf

We talked with the local Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit, who generously provided us with a pack of “IF FOUND” stickers to give out on our website.

Ok, while I’ve got your attention, let’s quickly discuss a few other safety measures!

Virginia, like most states requires a wearable USCG approved life jacket for everyone on any boat - INCLUDING KAYAKS AND PADDLE BOARDS!

Life jackets are only good when worn! Accidents always happen quickly, too quickly to grab a PFD and put it on!  
There are lots of great PFD choices out there for the paddling crowd, they are slimmer, and much more comfortable than they used to be! 

Also, when out paddling, keep in mind it can be very hard to see a kayak during the day, and nearly impossible at night, please be vigilant and make sure you are seen by oncoming boats. Carrying an airhorn and a spotlight is a good idea.

Remember - 86% of drowning victims were not wearing a lifejacket and 66% of them were good swimmers! 

Ok, if anyone has a kayak, paddle board, or rowboat and would like an “IF FOUND” sticker, please message us! We’ll do this ‘till they're gone! 

The stamp’s on YCM!

It was hot and little rough on the creek yesterday!


Sea Trails - 1984 Boston Whaler 17 Super Sport.


This one’s sold, after a few adjustments she’ll be heading to her new home in Illinois.


All York County Marine boats go through a sea trial process, and all are checked over by a marine mechanic prior to delivery.

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YCM proudly supports the National Safe Boating "WEAR IT" Campaign!

Two Stroke or Four Stroke? What’s the Difference?

We are asked this question nearly everyday! 

Generally the person asking does not want the technical answer, but instead the practical answer to the question - what does it mean to me?

Basically - a four stroke outboard is like your car motor. 
Just like your car, there is a pan at the bottom of the motor that holds the oil when not running.
When you start the motor, a pump quickly recirculates the oil to lubricate the internal moving parts of the motor.
After 3,000 miles or so, you drop your car off at JiffyLube and they drain the oil, install a new filter and refill the motor with fresh oil.
You, or your mechanic will do the same after so many hours of run time with a four stroke outboard motor - generally every 100 hours.

Conversely, a two stroke outboard boat motor requires oil to be mixed with the gas in order to lubricate the internal moving parts.

Modern two stroke motors mix the oil and gas automatically, so you don’t have to worry about gas to oil ratios while at the fuel dock. 

I can remember as a kid trying to figure out the amount of oil I needed to add when topping off the 6 gallon tank with 3.4 gallons of gas at a 50:1 ratio..

Anyway, instead of keeping oil in the belly of the motor like a four stroke and recirculating it over and over, with a two stroke outboard the oil is kept in a separate reservoir and injected as needed.
So, this oil is actually burned off with the gasoline, which is why two strokes can be a bit smokey, especially at start up. This smokey smell is a common complaint of two stroke owners.

More modern two strokes however, burn very little oil and are considerably less smokey than older two strokes.
Two stroke motors generally weigh less and have better power to weight ratios than heavier four strokes of the same horsepower.

When re-powering an older hull, it is important to remember that the manufacture’s power rating may have been prior to the days of often considerably heavier four stroke motors.

Four stroke motors in general are quieter, more fuel efficient, cleaner running and less smokey.

While these numbers can vary widely, the average life span of a two stroke outboard motor is reportedly 1300-1500 hours, while a well maintained four stroke motor may provide up to 3000 hours.
Now, putting this into perspective, if the average boat owner only adds 70 hours per year to their boat, either motor has the potential to provide many years of boating!

Fuel Injected models of either four or two stoke outboards tend to be the easiest to start, and generally have a built in computer or ECM, that amongst other things can calculate hours and run diagnostics.
Neither carbureted four or two stroke motors have this onboard diagnostics computer, so accurately assessing their engine hours is rarely possible.
Some, but not many boats will have an hour meter added to the console when new, and some tachometers will have a built in hour meter, but these are often inaccurate and most will keep ticking away when your 4 year old leaves the key in the “on” position!  
Also, when such an hour meter is changed out, it all goes back to zero..

As you make your boat buying decisions, remember, two stroke outboards have been around for well over a 100 years and are well proven, four strokes are the new comers, both if maintained are capable of being very reliable for a very long time.

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Sidebar - 
In an effort to not upset our Evinrude friends out there, the (now discontinued, please see our May 8th post) Evinrude E-TEC two stroke motor is extremely fuel efficient, clean running and not stinky..


Hark! The Newly Redesigned YCM company TERVIS has arrived!

We’re big Tervis fans! We don’t sell them, but we do drink out of them (hot stuff and cold), occasionally lose one, and in the future may occasionally give one or two away.

If you are not familiar with this 80ish year old American company you should definitely check them out.

Especially if you still need Christmas ideas!

You can pick from 1000s of designs - everything from college or pro sports to Star Wars and Batman, Disney princesses to weddings and holidays and..

- or better yet, design your own!

Whether it’s a company logo, pictures of your boat, your cat, grandma, kids, whatever - it’s easy and fun to do on the Tervis website.

We designed and ordered these YCM tumblers less than a week ago and they arrived today, that’s pretty darn impressive!

This family owned American company got its start in the 1940s, all of their very popular insulated plastic tumblers and coffee mugs are 100% made in the USA and dishwasher safe!

Their stainless steel line, however is made in China and not dishwasher safe - so we don’t buy those!

Tervis has a great warranty, a reputation for taking care of their employees, and for being environmentally responsible.

Every now and then I like to shine the spotlight on companies that I respect.


Tervis has never heard of our little company, they don’t sponsor us, give out freebies or discounts - we just appreciate a quality product and solid ethics.

Tervis seems to fit that bill, so, I guess we endorse them! Check them out here..

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