About us

Jeff James is the owner of Barrier Enterprises, the parent company that encompasses several ventures including vessel management, sales, service and project coordination. Jeff has over 25 years experience in the fishing and boating industry. He works on a regular basis with many of the most dependable service providers in the marine industry including boatyards, electrical and mechanical contractors, diesel and outboard mechanics, electronics technicians, propeller services, divers, detailers, machine shops, welders and fabricators, carpenters, upholstery, canvas and enclosures, surveyors and painters.

Maintaining a good working relationship with all of these people is paramount in being able to offer a dependable management experience for clients that expect a job to be done on time and within the budget. Knowing their capabilities and having an idea of their schedules also lend toward a smoother overall outcome. This knowledge benefits sales clients as well, who may be curious as to the possibilities of refits or upgrades on a potential purchase.

 

The familiarity with the service side and the ability to think ahead ensures the good chain of communication that is necessary when dealing with boat related projects, which have a tendency of running too long and costing too much if left unattended or if the service provider can't get answers they need, in a timely manner.

We strive to offer this dependability whether dealing with a yard project, a new build, a dockside issue or a boat sale scenario. We are available all the time and have the resources available to get nearly anything accomplished one way or another. When you need any kind of help with a boat, give us a call and we will do our best to try and assist you by any means necessary.

Some of the boats we have managed, coordinated projects for and performed service work on over the years:

Sea Hag / 54' Blackwell
Juncanewt / 54' Jarrett Bay
Reel Deal / 55' Buddy Cannady
Big Daddy / 35' Henriques
Game Time / 56' Taylor Made
Reel Deal / 57' Johnson
Wild Bill / 32' Albemarle
Salty Squirrel 57' Johnson
Desperado / 56' Taylor Made
Top Hooker / 61' Blackwell
Got Game / 34' Gamefisherman
High Expectations / 32' Regulator
Odinspear / 57' Johnson
Full Choke / 38' Jarrett Bay
Ambush / 60' Biglia
Ack-Last / 27' Calybre
Chubby / 42' Liberty
Miss Caroline / 60' Hatteras
Reel Slick / 27' Gillikin
No Toes / 33' Albemarle
Salvation / 50' Tillett
Double B / 64' Spenser
Boova / 34' Bradley
Tail Gunner / 52' Paul Mann
Bulldog / 40' Dorado
Protege / 33' Ocean Master
Dialed In / 37' Ocean Yacht
Salty Squirrel / 42' Gillikin
Sea Vixen / 34' Sea Vee
Flyin' High / 46' Egg Harbor
Halcyon / 56' Viking
Chesapeake / 61' Garlington
Islander / 60' Holton
Billfisher / 60' Spencer
Marlanne Hunter / 35' Predator
Shark Byte / 74' Bayliss
Off the Hook / 36' Grady White
Sea Hag / 61' Blackwell
Marlanne Hunter / 43' Viking
Mistress / 33' Albemarle
Trophy / 46' Egg Harbor
Wychmere / 45' Cabo
Southern Exposure / 35' Dever
Chasin' Tail / 68' Bayliss
Fishin' Fever / 52' Davis
Azul / 29' Calybre
Betsy Leigh / 30' Rampage
Megabite / 57' Dixon
Jesus Freak / 48' Blackwell
Retriever / 41' Scarborough
Shore Thing / 35' Cabo
Molly Whopper / 46' Merritt
Lola / 37' Egg Harbor
Emily Sara / 45' Cabo
Scoundrel / 23' Bradley
Yellowbird / 34' Sea Vee
Legacy / 58' Sullivan
Veronica / 61' Davis
Wild Bill / 32' Albemarle
Low Country Lady / 35' Carolina Classic
Barbie Doll / 55' Rybovich
Reel Relief / 42' Chesapeake