Maintenance & Upgrade

Complete Maintenance and Upgrade work by GILFLITE

GILFLITE Javelin Mk III – gelcoat restoration
BEFORE:  JAVELIN MK III
AFTER: GILFLITE Javelin Mk III

GILFLITE Maintenance & Upgrade

work completed on all boat makes and models

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All work is itemised and quoted before proceeding, insurance quotes, condition reports and boat valuations provided. An in-depth discussion with the boat owner along with information and options will be provided to the customer prior to commencement.  Open communication through out the process of the job will be maintained to ensure the customer is satisfied with the professional and high quality work completed on their boat.  Throughout the duration of the job your boat is kept in a secure location.

We treat your boat like it’s our own!

Maintenance & Upgrade work includes;

  • Gelcoat & Fibreglass Restoration
  • Repair gouges, scuff marks, scratches, chips etc.,
  • Gelcoat wear panel under bow.
  • New carpet – complete re carpet, marine uv stabilised heavy duty carpet
  • Remove mud stains
  • Cut & Polish hull & deck
  • New Upholstery – custom design/Gilflite style or vinyl repairs to interior
  • Seat frames restored
  • Bearers replaced
  • Gunnel rubber replaced
  • Upgrade Steering Wheel
  • Gauges (GPS speedo – accurate to within 1 MPH)
  • Fit aftermarket cav plate
  • Fit cross over pipes
  • Replace skeg bush, shaft log seals, prop shaft etc.
  • Repair or replace prop, rudder, fin etc.
  • Fit boarding platform or upgrade
  • Fit new windscreen
  • Fit wake tower – re inforce deck if necessary
  • Fit high pole (with adjustable training bar)
  • Custom fit boat cover, skirts & Bimini
  • Supply & Fit stereo system
  • Custom Graphics, Update logo’s
  • All accessories supplied and fitted: GILFLITE Guide Pole covers, mud flaps, rear view mirror, nav lights, etc.
  • Trailer upgrade, repairs or New Trailer

Complete boat valuation provided after work is complete. Give us a call to book your boat in for a fully itemised quotation – tel: 03 9720 1812

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Invest in your your favourite sport and give your boat another lifetime!

The GILFLITE Boats in the following photo gallery’s  are between 25 to 45 + years old & with the GILFLITE Maintenance & Upgrade Work Complete should be good for another 25 + years! GILFLITE Quality Guaranteed!

Below: GILFLITE Javelin Mk III Complete boat restoration – before and after shots

The Austin family heirloom
GILFLITE Javelin Mk III – built in December 1978, originally used as David Gill’s family ski boat for the summer of 78/79.
Purchased by the Austin’s the following year, it’s been in the family ever since.
Recently the boat came back to GILFLITE where it was gutted and completely restored from the bottom up.
Work on the boat includes; replace interior construction, bearers, floors etc., gelcoat restoration, replace centre floor panels, gunnel replaced, re-carpet interior, re-chrome fittings, supply & fit new gauges, stereo & rear view mirror, make good existing steering system, replace soft clutch unit, replace engine mounts, replace prop shaft, clean up upholstery & boat cover, replace windscreen, new Easytow tandem trailer.
40 years since original production, this Javelin left the GILFLITE factory in as new condition, ready for another 40 years of family boating.

Below: GILFLITE Shortline 190 built 1992, Maintenance & Upgrade work – new upholstery/full cut & polish/new graphics

This Shortline 190 was originally purpose built as a Tournament Ski Boat. Over 25 years later (2017) it’s current owner brought the boat back to us for a custom GILFLITE maintenance & upgrade. Work completed includes; new GLF designed custom interior/upholstery, one of the twin tournament speedos replaced with GPS 0 – 60mph unit (accurate to 0.1mph), damaged rudder replaced, gelcoat/metalflake restored, logo & graphics upgrade, ingrained mud stains removed, cut & polish – hull & deck, boarding platform upgrade/replace non slip rubber with marine grade carpet, GILFLITE Guide Pole covers fitted.

Below: GILFLITE Spitfire Mk I – maintenance and upgrade work completed includes; full gelcoat restoration and trailer restoration with gunnel replacement and carpeted boarding platform.
Accessories include: GILFLITE guide pole covers and GILFLITE mud flaps

Below: GILFLITE Javelin (built 1972)
GILFLITE Maintenance & Upgrade work includes;
new seat frames, side combings, bearers, carpet, upholstery and graphics.

This Javelin has been in the family since new (built in 1972 this Javelin is 46 years old  and has skied with four generations of the Oaks family. ‘Chippewa’ is now a family heirloom and should be good for another 40 odd years!


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