Since the dawn of humanity, man has longed to conquer the ocean, which is why the invention of the boat was followed swiftly by the adoption of the high-five. Celebrate man's triumphs with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a detailing of a boat of up to 25 feet, which includes a wash, vacuuming, cleaning of vinyl seating, chrome polishing, and deck wax (a $600 value)
- $60 for an engine-oil or gear-oil change with 25W-40 inboard oil, 10W-30 outboard oil, or 90W gear oil (a $120 value)
Both options include a standard boat inspection.
Hornet Marine President David Hartmann got his taste for boat design from his father, Hal, an engineer who helped create the smooth-riding deep-vee hull now included on each Hornet 17 speedboat. Today, the 17-foot seacrafts zip through the water with help from Mercury MerCruiser engines, each carrying up to five passengers perched on custom upholstery. Hornet Marine invites landlubbers on factory tours and test drives at its headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, where a staff of nautical experts also keep ships shipshape with oil changes, detailing, and other boat-maintenance services.