View Full Version : Heads-up on Viking boat lift / Viking Marine International

07-22-2011, 05:13 PM
Hi, if any MasterCraft owners are considering buying a Viking boat lift (www.vikingboatlift.com), be aware that unfortunately we, and others, have had a very poor experience with this company.

It has been nearly 15 months, since Viking Marine International received our US$4000 deposit, for a boat lift they promised to deliver and install in "4 to 6 weeks".

As of July 22 2011 we still don't have a boat lift.

We have send demands for our money back, but have not received that either.

See the full story here - http://myvikingboatliftexperience.blogspot.com

We hope this helps folks make informed buying decisions.

Safe boating! Keith

07-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Sorry to have this bring you to Team Talk Keith, but welcome just the same.

07-22-2011, 09:45 PM
Thanks! Just giving fellow boaters a heads-up, to prevent them ending up in the same predicament...

07-22-2011, 10:14 PM
Any place that rips off a design is a little shady to begin with...

"And just a reminder, Leisure Boat Lift has also been copied (without license) in Ontario since 2001."

Sorry to hear about your luck.

07-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Just read through the whole blog. You have been much more patient that I could ever be. Good luck.

07-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Just realized you're in Texas... not so close to Hamilton.

Hope you get your money back. When you do, give Doug a call at Leisure Boat Lift (link above), he should be able to help you out with a lift.

01-02-2013, 08:18 PM
Happy New Year folks!

To recap - in April 2010 we paid Viking Marine $4000 US as a deposit for a boat lift. Here we are nearly 3 years later sans the lift or money....

Just wanted to let you know that the Canadian Government just laid charges against Viking Marine International - full details on my blog at http://myvikingboatliftexperience.blogspot.com

Safe boating all!

01-03-2013, 01:51 AM
If I were you and Canada was not so far away, I would attend the trial.

Sorry Bastard is a damn thief

01-03-2013, 02:14 AM
Good for you!!!!

01-03-2013, 11:03 AM
Unbelievable. Keep us posted.

01-03-2013, 11:09 AM
That's unbelievable. Good for you for not letting it go.

01-03-2013, 11:29 AM
I read your blog last night and cannot believe you have been as patient as you have. I'd probably showed up on his door step with a few of my buddies and baseball bats!

Good luck on getting some resolution.