About Us

Helmut's Marine Service is an authorized Power Center for Volvo Penta. We are conveniently accessible by both land and water. We stock the largest inventory of genuine Volvo Penta parts in the United States. We offer the full Volvo Penta engine line for gas and diesel. Being a Volvo Penta Rapid Response Service Dealer, our team offers the highest level of Volvo Penta Service with continuous factory training. After 25 years of business, we remain dedicated to serving our customers boating needs!

Established in 1988
We began as a small dealer serving boaters in the San Francisco Bay area. We built the business up on the motto, "treat your customer like you would your best friend". Our customers responded! We became the largest Volvo Penta Authorized Power Center for gasoline and diesel engines in the United States.

Meet the Business Owner:
Helmut began working with Volvo Penta engines at his parent's marina in Germany by the time he was 13 years old. His love for boating grew with every day and Volvo Penta engines became his passion! Once he graduated, he went through Germany's intense trade program and became a master technician for Mercedes. From there, he immediately switched back to the marine industry and was trained extensively at Volvo Penta Europe in Kiel as well as Sweden before taking over his parent's marina 'Motorboote Ahollinger'. Born in Philadelphia, Helmut decided to return to the United States together with (his wife) Lisa. He started Helmut's Marine Service, a then small Volvo Penta dealership in San Rafael. It was hard, they started from the bottom up with Helmut doing the technical work while Lisa sold parts. That was 25 years ago-- now with a crew of 14, they still concentrate on giving their customers the best possible service and the safest, most enjoyable boating experience possible.

Our Services

Conveniently located on San Rafael Creek, Helmut's Marine Service is easily accessible by land or by water. Our service department runs Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:30PM. Boat can be dropped off or picked-up on Saturday 9:00AM to 1:00PM.

Our facility includes a dock with eight forty-five foot berths and an acre of dry storage. Our travel lift can handle boats up to 12 tons.

-Products – Volvo Penta
-Factory supported engineering analysis and technical advise for new builds or repowers.
-Repair facility and mobile mechanic for SF Bay area
-Sales territory
CA, HI, NV, AZ, UT, NM, and Guam

Helmut's Marine Service maintains the largest inventory of genuine Volvo Penta Parts in the United States. We also carry a limited selection of geniune, factory-authorized OMC and Evinrude/Johnson parts.

Our highly experienced and friendly Parts Department staff can offer 'off the shelf' service to most customers over the counter or send parts to you anywhere in the world.

We work hard to get you the parts you need, where you need them, when you need them.


Helmut's Marine Service
619 Canal Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone 1-800-326-5135

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