Porta-Bote International

Boat Dealer in Mountain View, California, US
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Porta-Bote International

Featured Review:

  • Orange
  • 1 year ago
Do not purchase a Suzuki motor from here, they are not a service center. I purchased a brand new Suzuki motor here last year. From the moment i tried to idle the motor it had a red warning light on. When i called and asked about it the older guy told me to keep running differently than the owners manual and not too worry about the light. My motor never idled correctly but i still went with his recommendation of 4 hours of idle and 4 hours of 1/4 turn. My motor left me stranded in the ocean. I called Suzuki directly and they informed me that port a bote is not a service center but just a warehouse seller. I took the motor to fix at the service center/dealer in Sausalito. I was informed that the water pump was dead and it cost me $490 out of pocket despite me telling them off the port a bote directions and the warranty did not cover it. Don't waste your time time and money here. Learn from me and the other reviewers.

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Website: porta-bote.com

Address: 1074 Independence Ave, Mountain View, California  94043, US
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About the Business:

Porta-Bote International is a Boat dealer located at 1074 Independence Ave, Mountain View, California  94043, US.

The business is listed under boat dealer, dive shop, fishing store category. It has received 9 reviews with an average rating of 2.3 stars. Their services include Delivery, In-store shopping . Accepted payment methods include Credit cards .

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Reviews:

  • Orange
  • 1 year ago
Do not purchase a Suzuki motor from here, they are not a service center. I purchased a brand new Suzuki motor here last year. From the moment i tried to idle the motor it had a red warning light on. When i called and asked about it the older guy told me to keep running differently than the owners manual and not too worry about the light. My motor never idled correctly but i still went with his recommendation of 4 hours of idle and 4 hours of 1/4 turn. My motor left me stranded in the ocean. I called Suzuki directly and they informed me that port a bote is not a service center but just a warehouse seller. I took the motor to fix at the service center/dealer in Sausalito. I was informed that the water pump was dead and it cost me $490 out of pocket despite me telling them off the port a bote directions and the warranty did not cover it. Don't waste your time time and money here. Learn from me and the other reviewers.
  • Texas Transportation Service
  • 1 year ago
Terrible customer service done by Cindy that called herself as a supervisor. This person does not have a clue of how to treat customers. Do not buy from this place if you look to be treated with respect. I placed an order for a motor and they told us that we will receive in a week. Today when we called this person was screaming at us and hanged off the phone. it is a lie about the stock they have. Come on we are in United States. You are not the only fish in the sea. i will make my review every where. You should not be representing a company. If the owner/s the one who built it with their hand know there is a person like this messing with their money would not have her on that place. If is the owner that's bad business. You are your company will not have a cent form my family, my customers on top of that I will not stop making reviews The owner should revise all the reviews about her on this website
  • Martin Ostrowski
  • 2 years ago
First of all, the new version of the boat itself is good. Not great, but decent. The seat attachment pins and under-seat supports are just awful, but you get used to it. The boat itself feels pretty sturdy and sea-worthy. The problems I have are first of all with the accessories. 1) the oar locks are simply dreadful, very flimsy and unusable for all but the lightest rowing basically, 2) the bimini top I really don't have words to express how terrible the design is. it will not stand up without additional bracing. 3) the back-rest seats occupy a ton of space, they are not porta-seats for sure. putting them together is an experience in frustration because the nuts must be held in a small slot under the seat 4) the bow cover is ill-fitting and something i might put together myself as a diy in a couple of hours 5) the fold-out helper is an unfinished piece of wood, not ideal for a marine environment. All in all, the whole product feels like someone lost interest half-way through and decide...
  • Elizabeth Gaiser
  • 2 years ago
Kristina was great when asking questions about the boat; she answered every question! Thanks Kristina! The boat will be perfect for us!
  • Emrah Arslan
  • 2 years ago
Horrible customer service they dont know how to talk to customers specially cindy dixon very rude

Services:

  • Delivery
  • In-store shopping

Payments:

  • Credit cards

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Here are some reviews from our users.

"Do not purchase a Suzuki motor from here, they are not a service center. I purchased a brand new Suzuki motor here last year. From the moment i tried to idle the motor it had a red warning light on. When i called and asked about it the older guy told me to keep running differently than the owners manual and not too worry about the light. My motor never idled correctly but i still went with his recommendation of 4 hours of idle and 4 hours of 1/4 turn. My motor left me stranded in the ocean. I called Suzuki directly and they informed me that port a bote is not a service center but just a warehouse seller. I took the motor to fix at the service center/dealer in Sausalito. I was informed that the water pump was dead and it cost me $ out of pocket despite me telling them off the port a bote directions and the warranty did not cover it. Don't waste your time time and money here. Learn from me and the other reviewers."

"Terrible customer service done by Cindy that called herself as a supervisor. This person does not have a clue of how to treat customers. Do not buy from this place if you look to be treated with respect. I placed an order for a motor and they told us that we will receive in a week. Today when we called this person was screaming at us and hanged off the phone. it is a lie about the stock they have. Come on we are in United States. You are not the only fish in the sea. i will make my review every where. You should not be representing a company. If the owner/s the one who built it with their hand know there is a person like this messing with their money would not have her on that place. If is the owner that's bad business. You are your company will not have a cent form my family, my customers on top of that I will not stop making reviews The owner should revise all the reviews about her on this website"

"First of all, the new version of the boat itself is good. Not great, but decent. The seat attachment pins and under-seat supports are just awful, but you get used to it. The boat itself feels pretty sturdy and sea-worthy. The problems I have are first of all with the accessories. 1) the oar locks are simply dreadful, very flimsy and unusable for all but the lightest rowing basically, 2) the bimini top I really don't have words to express how terrible the design is. it will not stand up without additional bracing. 3) the back-rest seats occupy a ton of space, they are not porta-seats for sure. putting them together is an experience in frustration because the nuts must be held in a small slot under the seat 4) the bow cover is ill-fitting and something i might put together myself as a diy in a couple of hours 5) the fold-out helper is an unfinished piece of wood, not ideal for a marine environment. All in all, the whole product feels like someone lost interest half-way through and decided to move on. The second problem I have is with the customer support (or lack thereof). I ordered the seats together with the boat and they did not arrive. I had to email and call to discover they were back ordered. It's more or less customary to mention that when an order is being placed I believe, especially since I ordered it on the phone. They could not tell me when I might see them, but "if they don't arrive in a couple of weeks, give us another call". How's that for customer support? I also voiced some of my concerns here to the owner afterwards but did not get any response, so don't expect to hear back from the company unless you're looking to buy something. All in all, it's a shame that what is a good idea and potentially good product is in the hands of an apathetic company and owner. I was initially hugely enthusiastic about the product, and was willing to put up with all the problems. But you just reach a point where all the negatives just become overwhelming. At the very least, I would be personally embarrassed to sell something like the bimini top for money."

"Kristina was great when asking questions about the boat; she answered every question! Thanks Kristina! The boat will be perfect for us!"

"Horrible customer service they dont know how to talk to customers specially cindy dixon very rude"

Accepted payments methods at Porta-Bote International include

  • Credit cards

Porta-Bote International has 2.3 stars from 9 reviews.

The address of Porta-Bote International is 1074 Independence Ave, Mountain View, California, US.

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