About Tom Beaton, Marine Technician
Tom has been in and around boats since he was a teen. Starting as an apprentice at Brown’s Yacht Yard in Gloucester right after high school graduation, Tom has worked in various marinas and boatyards up and down the East coast. He worked in boat sales and as a marine mechanic at Cape Ann Marina and as service manager at Crocker’s Boat Yard in Manchester, MA.
With over three decades of experience working on boats ranging from large yachts to small runabouts, Tom is exceptionally well versed in marine engines and systems. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of the marine industry, including air conditioning, refrigeration, and gas and diesel engines of various types. A marine surveyor and technician, Tom is owner of Tom’s Mobile Marine, based in Rockport, MA.
Tom’s formalized training included a two year program at East Coast Aero Tech in Bedford, MA, which provided practical experience working on electrical and hydraulic aspects of airplane engines. Tom also attended Outboard Marine School, where he received hands-on training.
With New England’s short boating season, Tom understands that his customers want any maintenance issues resolved quickly so they can get back out on the water.Overheated engines result in expensive repairs and frustrating downtime.
Upon learning about the heat exchanger cleaning process, Tom realized that offering a mobile service to remove calcium and lime buildup in the engines and heat exchangers would provide great value to his customers.