Jon & Kait’s V8’s Vintage Engine Restoration.


What a beautiful baby you all made!

Today we start a wonderful week of hope and passion with a great team, who is taking the Vintage Boat Engine Business by storm. Yes a husband Wife team. How cool is this?

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They have learned from the best and decided to set out on their own 2 years years ago, and it’s been full throttle. A month-ish ago, they purchased a huge inventory of marine engines out of Oakland CA. Two containers worth. Parts and engines and more engines. They have some very cool game changing ideas on how to do business. And that is what new companies do. Energy and passion.

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Jon & Kait are located near Lake Hopatcong NJ, and Katz’s Marina has become there local dealer. Seth and the gang there are passionate about supporting the next generation. And as we all know, Seths standards are extremely high and Jon and Kait are firing on all cylinders.Finding all these young companies has been wonderful. It’s a great true sign of a healthy community and passion. Like a rebirth, it’s Springtime in Woodyboaterville. Here is a fun sample of their instagram page. A fun follow!


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27 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Good to see. There are way too few mechanics still around that know how to properly rebuild and maintain the old flat head marine engines. I wish them luck.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Spoke with Kait a couple of years ago when they were starting out.
    Glad to see they are going strong!!!!

  3. Mark in da U P
    Mark in da U P says:

    Cool, good to see young people working on old stuff. I wish them all the luck in the world.

  4. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Looks like they’re doing 6 cylinder Hercs as well? Love the M’s but oh so expensive to fix from exhaust manifolds to transmission clutch packs, etc. Welcome to the hobby and Good luck to these youngsters. I never thought I’d be saying that since 30 years ago when I got into, I was one of them, trying to raise my kids, attend all their extracurricular activities, write, print, and mail out a newsletter for our chapter and cut the grass. Now everyone is smoking it.

  5. Andy C
    Andy C says:

    Hey that is my motor (mbl) that is shown as it is being torn down! Super happy with the result and more importantly how they do business. They already have a 2nd motor from me to do. Here is the motor all finished. Wish I could upload video of it running…

  6. Phil
    Phil says:

    Jon & Kait rebuilt my Chris Craft 327 last year, they really helped me out in a pinch. They got the engine back to me in a couple of weeks running stronger than ever. They were great to work with, great attitude, always happy to help.

  7. mike saunders
    mike saunders says:

    My wife and I met Jon and Kait in Alex Bay last year at the ACBS show. We shared a dock at our motel and I admire their passion and knowledge of the old engines.

  8. David Hughes
    David Hughes says:

    Outstanding…especially the first photo of that beautiful Chrysler Marine hemi! Keep up the good work kids!

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