The transom of a power boat is the strongest part of the vessel. It has to transmit the full power of the engine to the rest of the hull, as well as carry the pounding of the hull back to the engine. The great forces exerted between the engine and the hull come to a focus at the transom. This is the single most important part of an outboard boat, yet for some reason, it takes more abuse than any other part. Eventually a transom will succumb to its abuse and weaken to the point that your boat is not seaworthy.
Over time, wear and tear, and exposure to the elements, almost without fail, even the most stoutly built boat will end up with a rotted out transom core. Rot in a transom may extend to the floors and stringers. They are also likely to be bad. Decide what you will replace, but be ready to discover hidden damage. The transom, floor, and stringers in a boat are, collectively, the most important elements of its construction. Compromising even a single one of the three puts the safety of the vessel and the lives aboard in jeopardy. There’s nothing you can do now but repair it.
Every boat is different. Some have curved transoms that require the new core to be laminated to the curvature of the boat. Some boats have splash wells molded in that necessitate separating the hull and deck. Some boats have stringers that may get in the way, or a floor that must be partially removed, or any number of other unforeseen hurdles to get past.
Transom Repair & Replacement
With that said, a good installation is imperative. Piecing together a nice transom and deck is no small undertaking, but it can be done. But to do it right, this is one job that is best left to the professionals.
We are dedicated to fixing anything wrong with your boat properly and quickly, allowing you to enjoy more time on the water. Our highly skilled technicians can provide anything from transom replacement services to serious structural damages, on all types, sizes, and styles of boats, including yachts and pontoons. Call us at for a free estimates and consultation at 763-972-3540.