Since 1995 Maritime Solutions (originally known as InflatableXperts, now goes by both Maritime Solutions and InflatableXperts) has sold and serviced all brands of inflatable boats (currently dealers for - AB, Walker Bay, and Achilles) and all brands outboard motors (currently dealers for - Honda, Tohatsu, and Yamaha). With locations in Portsmouth, RI and Annapolis, MD, Maritime Solutions (MSI) has established itself as a leader in the sales, service, and repairs of inflatable boats, their motors, and related equipment including Weaver Davits and Sea Wise Systems, marine electronics, re-powers, winter services, and storage. MSI also inventories and sells parts for many boats and outboard motors.

MSI has a large and diverse customer base. They include private boat and yacht owners, charter boats, state and local government agencies, and elements of the US military (Navy, USCG). Our Portsmouth, RI location recently added two fiberglass boat lines, Nautic Star ( and Bristol Harbor Boats (, to our product mix. And we now own and operate three Freedom Boat Club locations ( in Warwick, Newport, and Portsmouth, RI.

MSI also owns and operates a website that specializes in the sale of used inflatable boats and outboard motors ( This site can be used to sell or purchase inflatable boats and/or motors of any make or size.

MSI is proud of the respect our customers have for our years of service. We understand that every customer has unique needs and we look forward to many more years of working with you and helping you find the best solutions for your maritime needs.

Dick Cromwell Dick Cromwell:
Graduate of University of Virginia in 1977, Started and ran many businesses in restaurants and rentals; started InflatableXperts in 1995 in Rhode Island. Developed the business as the premier business for inflatable boat and outboard sales and service on the East Coast. Manager of the Rhode Island Store. Also operator of the Freedom Boat Club for Rhode Island.
Nic Stark - Inflatable Expert Nic Stark:
from upstate NY; graduated NYSUNY Maritime College with Bachelor in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture; Worked in what he calls the real world as research engineer in the field of high speed water jet propulsion and submarine propeller design; Moved on to own and operate a 50 yacht charter bareboat charter fleet out of Annapolis, MD, and since 1996 managed the Annapolis Store of InflatableXperts - Now named Maritime Solutions.
Fred Hanlon - Service Manager MSI Fred Hanlon:
from the Annapolis, MD; graduated from Annapolis high School, and went right to work for Zodiac of North America as technician...Became head of Warranty Claims USA, taught repair schools, moved to California and set up warranty / repair station, then Hawaii and set up warranty / repair station, rebuilt charter boats to comply with the Jones Act. Return to Annapolis, MD to patent the inflatable Catamaran, when to Costa Rica to start manufacturing plant / warranty Station. Returning once again to Annapolis, MD in 2002 as Service manager at Maritime Solutions / InflatableXperts