TeamTalk (
-   General Discussion (
-   -   Heads-up on Viking boat lift / Viking Marine International (

keithf 07-22-2011 06:13 PM

Heads-up on Viking boat lift / Viking Marine International
Hi, if any MasterCraft owners are considering buying a Viking boat lift (, 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 -

We hope this helps folks make informed buying decisions.

Safe boating! Keith

thatsmrmastercraft 07-22-2011 08:56 PM

Sorry to have this bring you to Team Talk Keith, but welcome just the same.

keithf 07-22-2011 10:45 PM

Thanks! Just giving fellow boaters a heads-up, to prevent them ending up in the same predicament...

G-Star 07-22-2011 11:14 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.

thatsmrmastercraft 07-22-2011 11:19 PM

Just read through the whole blog. You have been much more patient that I could ever be. Good luck.

G-Star 07-22-2011 11:32 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.

keithf 01-02-2013 09:18 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

Safe boating all!

Kyle 01-03-2013 02:51 AM

If I were you and Canada was not so far away, I would attend the trial.

Sorry Bastard is a damn thief

DemolitionMan 01-03-2013 03:14 AM

Good for you!!!!

thatsmrmastercraft 01-03-2013 12:03 PM

Unbelievable. Keep us posted.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:33 AM.