Bock Marine, Inc.,|
233 Core Creek Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
Bock Marine was started by Carl Bock on Roanoke Island in the 1970's as "Roanoke Island Steel and Boat Works". Prior to starting his own business Carl supervised steelwork at Norfolk Ship Building and Drydock Corporation.
The business moved to a location on the ICW just north of Beaufort, NC in 1983 and is now run by Kenny Bock, Carl's son. Bock's yard stopped building new boats in the mid 1990's and now concentrates on maintenance services for wood, fiberglass and steel hulled boats.
Bock's yard is unusual in allowing, even encouraging, owner maintanance.
Bock's is also unusual because of the loyalty and experience of its staff. Kenny told me in 2002 that the newest staff member had been with the yard eight years. When asked how Bock's managed to inspire such loyalty he thought a minute and answered, "I guess we just try to treat our people right..."
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