Bayview Marine Inc.: RI’s oldest ‘prop shop’ for all your repairs and retail needs


The door at Bayview Marine Inc. opens and out walks a jubilant customer who is juggling a windshield in his arms. That windshield is exactly what he's been looking for to prevent water from splashing in on his motor boat as he breezes around the bay. Not only was this salvaged windshield exactly what he was looking for, but it was found by his favorite expert on locating those hard-to-find parts, Charles Greaves, co-owner of Bayview Marine in Warwick. Add one more VERY satisfied customer to Greaves' list of followers who have come to know that when it comes to boat parts, supplies or repairs, he is a man that delivers.

Charles and Steve Greaves ~ brothers, business partners and the sons of Bayview Marine's original founder, "Captain Charlie" ~ are part of the shop's legacy which stretches back fifty years. Bayview Marine is, in fact, the oldest prop shop in the state. Whether you are an experienced boater or are just discovering the exhilaration of being on the water for the first time, this gritty and busy shop should be on your phone's speed dial. The Greaves brothers have long been known for their highly specialized custom repairs and expert machine work, but they are also known for their exceptional customer service, and their reputation for tracking down those odd, salvaged boat parts that are no longer available in the regular retail market.

Along with repairs on boat propellers, Bayview Marine Inc. has a well-stocked retail shop. If you are looking for that perfect "prop, part or paint", then don't waste time roaming around a big-box retail store, come see Charles or Steve. They sell factory brands at competitive prices, while offering the kind of personal attention you could never find in a larger retail shop. Looking for Bel-ray lubricants, manifolds, alternators, ignition components, bottom paint or that obscure battery? No problem - if it isn't found among their wide array of supplies, the team here will search until they find it and then arrange to get it to you.

Visit their comprehensive website at for a list of items available for sale, all of which can be purchased online. There are also helpful video tutorials on basic repairs and do-it-yourself projects as well as a link to a helpful checklist of "must-have" supplies or parts that you might need for your marine craft.

As an added bonus, you can now bring your car's banged up tire rims to the shop for "good-as-new" repairs! Finally, look to Bayview Marine for the installation of your boat sound systems. There is something for everyone here.

Bayview Marine Inc. is easy to find at 781 Oakland Beach Ave., close to the Oakland Beach boat ramp. Hours are Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00am - 5:00 pm, Fridays, 9:00am - 7:00pm, and on weekends, 9:00am to 3:00pm. "Like" them on facebook and call 737-2522 today.


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