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Larry Stanley Boat Wrangler

Larry Stanley Boat Wrangler marine diesel engine and boat repair supporting filmmakers and filming with procurement, insurance, transportation and maintenance during filming.

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Larry offers one point-of-contact, single-invoice marine production services, logistics support and coordination for all of your on-screen and behind-the-screen boat and maritime needs including vessel or fleet scouting and procurement, delivery, repair and maintenance, storage, insurance, crew coordination and interface with marine law enforcement and harbor masters.

Larry has more than 25 years of experience in marine services including serving seven years in the United States Navy (honorable discharge), and leading technical service teams for commercial marine and pleasure craft commissioning and repair, as well as all aspects of marine logistics.

Larry is a master technician for Detroit, Caterpillar, Volvo Penta and other marine gas and diesel engines and specializes in electrical wiring for marine engines. 

Specialized Skills

Marine repair and services coordination and logistics

Boat dealer, fleet management and insurance broker liaison

Marine law enforcement liaison

Marine and boat crew coordination

Repair and maintenance including:

-Custom component engineering and fabrication

-Master welder and fabricator 

-Two-Stroke Detroit Diesel Master Technician

-Volvo Penta Master Technician

Staff leadership, management and training

Military Service

United States Navy, E6


Honorable discharge - Gas Turbine Technician on guided missile cruisers powered by General Electric LM2500 engines with Allison 501k17 2.5 MW generator power.

-Navy Commendation Medal received for pioneering procedure to change generator engine under-way in foreign waters with no shore assistance

-Engine room leading Petty Officer responsible for preventative maintenance and supervision of 12 subordinates performing maintenance duties

-Helm operations during restricted maneuvering, docking, and underway replenishment operations in foreign and domestic ports

-Team Leader for combustion liner change-outs on generator prime mover


Certifications and supplemental trainings: Junior Officer of the Deck, Engineering Officer of the Watch, Boat Engineer for Small Boat Boarding Party missions, Propulsion Engineering Advanced Operator Training, Firefighting Seawater Systems Overhaul and Maintenance


Professional History

Shop Foreman, Helmut’s Marine Service, San Rafael, CA


Volvo Penta Technician, Helmut’s Marine Service, San Rafael, CA


Helmut’s Marine is the power center supporting all dealers of the western U.S.  Responsibilities include:

-Oversight of team of four junior technicians; train on product, technique and customer service, oversee scheduling and sequencing of workflow, work quality assurance

-Communication with customers about scope of work, expectations, pricing; customer education on new product

-Substantial business development and lead generation for all Volvo Penta products

-Field technician servicing entire Penta line including IPS, diesel stern drive and gas engines

-Complete repowering of fiberglass and aluminum private and commercial vessels

-Custom engineering and fabrication of mounting and exhaust components


Special Projects Director, Kennedy Engine, Biloxi, MS


Kennedy Engine is a business leader in marine engine overhaul and installation in the Gulf Coast. Responsibilities included:

-Primary field tech for company, supporting pleasure craft and industrial vessel repowers

-Ground-up fabrication of industrial fire pumps, including supervision of field installation

-Mock-up and fabrication of stand-by generators, verify quality control of completed components

-Created custom rigging to facilitate engine removal from vessels

-Repaired, maintained and shop overhauled propulsion engines, generator prime movers


Maintenance Supervisor, J.O. Collins Contractors, Biloxi, MS


Responsible for maintenance and overhaul of more than 40 pieces of heavy construction equipment.  Serviced and maintained earth hauling vehicles.   Custom fabricated components for various contracting jobs as requested by Director of Operations.

Education and Licenses

Carson City High School Graduate, Carson City, Nevada


California Class-A Commercial driver’s license


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