Meet The Crew


Donald Ifkovic Jr.

Don had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, growing up on Long lsland Sound, when he started a landscape maintenance business (Limewood Landscaping) right out of high school. This helped fuel his passion for the boating industry. ln the early 2000’s, he started an oil and gas tank removal company (Limewood Environmental) which specializes in remediation. 

He began buying real estate in Guilford surrounding the Guilford Boat Yard. When the Boat Yard came up for sale, it was an obvious fit to own a piece of his favorite pastime-boating. Don was also a firefighter and EMT for 25 years. He is also a licensed USCG captain with his Masters and towing endorsement and is an avid Scuba diver.

Don welcomes all including well behaved dogs-especially black labs like his ever-faithful Maggie Mae.

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Jodi – Service

Having grown up near Shoreline, Jodi had an early love of the water and boats. She has been fishing since she was three years old and worked on a commercial fishing charter out of Niantic before coming to the Guilford Boat Yards.

After studying mechanics and fiberglass during high school and college, she graduated from New England Institute of Technology. Jodi loves helping the customers with service writing, parts, sales and managing the mechanics

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Matt – Mechanic

Born in Florida and raised in CT. Lived in Guilford since I was 12 and graduated from GHS. Being by the water my whole life I was in good company with my family's national and world champion powerboat racing team. I have been a part of the GBY team since 2015.

Matt has certifications in Mercury – Outboards, Inboards, I/Os and diesel engines. He is currently working on his masters.


Peter – Mechanic

Peter was raised in Branford, CT, and grew up on the water. He received his boating license at the age of 8 years old. After graduating from Curry College with a business degree, his passion was being around boats.

Peter worked in the marine industry for over 20 years while getting his Mercury and Yamaha engine certifications.

Peter has certifications in Outboards in Mercury and Yamaha up to 250hp.

From diagnostics to repairs or repowering, our factory trained and certified mechanics are ready to work on your outboard or I/O. Electrical upgrades and repairs and installation of VHF, GPS and fish finders are services offered by our trained staff along with installation of accessories. Trailers sales, safety checks, repairs and routine service are also offered. 

Yearly service school for Mercury outboards along with online courses keep our mechanics up-to-date on all the new innovations in outboards and I/O. We also handle your winter service, storage, and winter shrink wrapping.

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