Tony & Donna Athens
Known throughout the docks from Hawaii to New York to Key Largo (the Seaboard Triangle), Tony Athens is “The Repower Specialist”.
Tony has worked with hundreds of boats, replacing old inefficient engines with state of the art super efficient and low pollution modern power plants, along with upgrading the entire power train design to the 21st century.
“Tony’s wife, Donna (also dubbed “Queen Momma” by Tony) used to be the chief secretary and bookkeeper of the shop. After being a stay-at-home mom for 20 years to raise their two daughters, Leslie and Karin, she decided it was time for a change and came to work for Tony. Having been married to Tony since 1968 (high school sweet hearts) for 45 years, she considers herself an expert in the art of keeping Tony’s harried work schedule “do-able”, sometimes having to resorting to losing his truck keys on Sundays just to keep him at bay…”
Now daughter Leslie and hubby, Corey, have joined the Seaboard crew allowing Tony and Donna to some time to “goof off .” All of the crew at Seaboard are considered family and without that, would not be what it is today.
Corey joined Seaboard Marine in 2013 after 15 years in the Healthcare industry as an IT Professional. With the marine diesel industry trend moving closer towards electronically controlled propulsion engines, Corey has spent much of his time become knowledgeable and familiarizing himself with the inner-workings of the engines wiring, ECM controllers, Murcury SmartCraft Systems, and industry standard engine data protocols such as SAE J1939, NMEA 2000, etc.
Ultimately this pursuit has led to the creation of a full-line of custom SMX digital displays that provide end-users with valuable, feature-rich engine and vessel instrumentation. In line with the advancements of technology, Corey also manages the www.sbmar.com website to ensure that as much valuable industry-related information, general boat and engine guidance, and value-added service parts are readily available for the boating and marine diesel community to share. Corey holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from CSU Channel Islands.
Brad has been with Seaboard for over 10 years and specializes in Cummins, Yanmar, and Onan parts sourcing. Have a hard to find part that you need for your older Cummins or Yanmar marine diesel? Brad is the guy to help you sort out everything you need. When it comes to finding parts and services that will help you get back on the water fast… you will not find better customer service anywhere else.
Brendan has been with Seaboard for over 5 years. As the senior technician, Brendan is responsible for overseeing most major engine up-fitting projects ensuring quality control is maintained throughout each critical process. Brendan specializes in a variety of complex engine customization including engine keel cooling circuit conversions, high-mount turbo re-configuration, PTO provisioning, and general custom bracket and bracing fabrication. Brendan is currently enrolled in the Oxnard College Fire Academy/Fire Technology program.
Frank has been with Seaboard Marine for over 25+ years and has become the “repower specialist”. Frank has performed hundreds of repower projects with Seaboard Marine and has become a master craftsman in the fields of glassing, exhaust fabrication, welding, and overall boat construction. Frank is also the official world record holder for the largest California Halibut ever caught at 67 lbs. 4 oz.
Kevin is the newest member of the Seaboard Marine crew. Whether its servicing aftercoolers, test running engines, or sourcing hard-to-find parts for Cummins marine diesels, Kevin has quickly become a valuable member of the Seaboard team. Kevin is currently attending Oxnard College and majoring in Business Administration.
Leslie has been with Seaboard Marine for over 15 years as the Seaboard Accountant and Bookkeeper. In late 2013, Leslie helped Seaboard transition and organize the business by leveraging automated systems to manage accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory assets, payroll and other business-related functions. Leslie has two associate degrees from Ventura College in Business & Accounting.
Lloyd has been with Seaboard since 2016. As a repower technician, Lloyd is responsible for assisting with major vessel repowers and engine up-fitting projects. Lloyd has experience with most all aspects of boats including boat design, retrofitting, repowering, fiber glassing and general running gear implementation.