Posted on October 31, 2017



Written by HydroHoist Marketing

Village West Marina is new to the HydroHoist dealer family although they have maintained HydroHoist products since the 90’s.  As a new dealer in 2017 they purchased 38 new UltraLifts ranging from 4,400-8,800 lbs.

“We have built a great relationship with the HydroHoist family, and the products and services we’ve received have been exceptional.  Cale Grauer has made the transition to a HydroHoist dealer seamless, and continues to provide excellent customer service,” said Tim Fontaine, Village West Marina Harbormaster.

Village West Marina is owned by Arron and Claude Pellarin and have more than 130 HydroHoist products- from new products such as the UltraLift 2, to old A model hoists. 

“Not only are we installing new products, but we started a maintenance program to refurbish lifts that have been here for 20 years.  This has been quite the ongoing project with approximately 100 lifts to refurbish,” said Fontaine.

HydroHoist Director of Sales, Ron Martin shared “Village West Marina has had great success removing the old fiberglass lifts and replacing them with the new polyethylene tanks. We are excited for 2018 and the chance to build a stronger partnership.”

There is a large population for ski/wakeboard boats on the delta.

“Most of these owners like the ease of storing their boat on the water, but not the maintenance which comes with storing the boat on the water.  Therefore we have a large demand for 6,600 lb lifts in berths from 20’-26’,” Fontaine said.

The entire Village West Marina team have a common passion for boating, from the owners Claude and Arron Pellarin (who grew up boating on the delta with their parents, and now own multiple boats on the west coast), to Vickie Baumann, general manager, (who has owned and managed a restaurant located on the delta, and has managed and operated marinas for over eight years), to Tim Fontaine, Harbormaster, (who grew up boating on the delta, and still enjoys wakeboarding year round).

Village West Marina will be offering some free night stays at our bungalows in the next couple months, and we would be happy to share some free stays to HydroHoist dealers or those associated with HydroHoist.  If anyone is traveling out near Stockton, CA please contact us and we’d be happy to make some accommodations.