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Our Approach

The Florida Keys community is one we are proud to call home and to service. We try to go the extra mile for our customers and the coconut telegraph rewards those that do. Instead of being a PO #, you are a valued customer at Prop Tec. We know that many of our customers’ livelihoods depend on keeping their boats in motion. You will not find a shop that caters better to deadlines and details. We take pride in every repair we do and making it the best result possible. Our results are measurable. All of our inboard reconditions come with Class 1 and Class S Hale MRI Reports illustrating before and after specs of the repaired propellers. All props are static balanced and we offer Dyna-Balancing with reports. We don’t just fix propellers, we are a full service shop. Among other things we straighten and fabricate drive shafts both inboard and outboard, press hubs, weld lower units and marine hardware, custom machine and more.

We stock inventory. Boat yards, dealers, mechanics and commercial operators know that we carry a large assortment of marine propulsion parts you won’t find anywhere else in the Keys. We have an ever growing inventory of marine hardware and propellers; Marine nuts, bolts, keys, clamps, anodes, bearings and hubs of all sizes and styles. We also specialize in sourcing and replacing specialty marine hardware such as struts, rudders, couplers and more.

Our Story

Prop Tec has been in operation in the Keys for over 20 years. Bottoms and Props, our other business, has worked closely with Prop Tec for many of those years. In the course of doing business with Prop Tec, as well as with many other competing propeller repair businesses, had the opportunity to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the operation, which enabled us to improve upon procedures and practices upon acquiring the business in 2017. We simultaneously purchased Marathon Prop LLC, and combined the inventory and real estate of both businesses, with the goal of creating the most comprehensive and capable propeller shop in the Florida Keys.