Harbor Master, Inc. is Dedicated to Keeping Your Waters Clean & Safe.

Who We Are

Ken Phillips founded Harbor Master, Inc. in 1988. Ken has loved and worked with boats since he was a child.

As Harbor Master, Inc. has expanded, the staff exhibits the same love and respect for boats. Those involved with the company and the factory certified technicians work with the same respect for the customers and boats that Ken has always valued.

Harbor Master, Inc. is known throughout the South and the entire east coast. Ken’s knowledge, reputation and ethics are respected internationally. As a result, boat owners from all over the world have come to Harbor Master, Inc. often because they have heard of the company’s reputation, or sometimes as a last resort requesting help where others were not able to fix the problem. Harbor Master, Inc. has a proven history of success.

Did You Know?

  • Harbor Master, Inc. is the only Dometic Supertech dealership in the Carolinas.
  • Harbor Master, Inc. is also a servicing and stocking dealership for Headhunter and Raritan products.
  • We are experts at Marine plumbing, sanitation and electrical systems.

What We Do

Harbor Master, Inc. offers customers an annual review of all systems serviced. Our highly recommended annual service can be combined with a separate maintenance contract. Ken believes a loved and sea worthy boat deserves to be carefully cared for. Crisis and emergencies can and should be kept to a minimum. Safety is always the highest priority.

Harbor Master, Inc.’s reputation for excellent work, fairness and honesty has helped the company to continually expand. However, each valued customer is treated as if they are the only one who matters.

About Ken Phillips

Ken Phillips, founder and president of Harbor Master, Inc., is unique in the world of boating. Ken is a decorated Vietnam Vet, college-educated and successful entrepreneur in multiple professions. However, the boating world is in his blood. Given his DNA, he suspects that a touch of seafaring Viking history has part of his soul.

Brooklyn born, Philadelphia raised, he spent summers on the Chesapeake where he loved and gravitated to all water activities. The boating world kept calling to him and eventually, he made boats his life work. He is committed to keeping America’s waters safe and clean for you and your family.

Ken is nationally known as an educator, speaker and the “go to” person when something boating related is amiss. Although Ken is in high demand, he promptly responds to clients needs.

Harbor Master, Inc. has been repairing yachts along the Low Country coast for over 30 years. Our team offers factory authorized sales and service for Dometic Sanitation and Spot Zero water systems. We’re also a servicing dealer for Raritan Engineering and Headhunter. We are experts at repairs of AC and DC electrical systems. Harbor Master, Inc. works with all modern vessels as well as specializing in updating seasoned yachts and sailing vessels.

Harbor Master, Inc., with Ken Phillips at its helm, is a rare find in a fast changing profession. Ken Phillips’ integrity, his humble respect for all, his pride in his company’s performance, plus knowledge gained from years of experience insures excellence. That is Harbor Master, Inc. and Ken Phillips.

Ken Phillips, Harbor Master

Ken Phillips, Harbor Master

Ken as a young Harbor Master in the making.

Ken as a young Harbor Master in the making.


I wanted to thank you for a very professional job. It’s difficult to find such knowledgeable people that work on boats. We got you in our data base for all plumbing needs.

Peter Lorris


Thank you Mr. Phillips for the outstanding work you did on our boat Moken. Thank you for your quick response to our very nasty problems x 2. Your vast experience and expertise as improved the environment on our boat immensely. Changing our heads from sea water flush to fresh water flush has absolutely eliminated any odor from our heads. Thank you for helping us in this decision journey. Your plumbing and electrical knowledge has also made our heads more efficient and easy to use. I appreciated your patient explanation of the workings of boat toilets! Your presence was truly enjoyable during our repair phase.

You are the BEST at what you do and absolutely worth your weight in gold! Thank you so very much.

Mark and Mary Snelgrove SVMoken

Just a quick note to thank you for all your work. Appreciate the great service. 

ConMed Corporation

A rare combination of old fashioned customer commitment, honesty and work ethic—His handshake is his word— combined with a lifetime of knowledge, including the most modern technology. I’ve known Ken for 10 years. He’s my go to person for my 47 foot Bristol. When all else fails, I trust Ken to keep life on my Dolce sweet.

Daniel Haft

Ken Phillips inspected the sanitation system of my 44’ Cherubini ketch, drew up a custom plan for replacing my smelly sanitation system with a wonderful carefree and smell-free vacuflush system. Ken and his technician expertly installed the system and Ken patiently educated me about how the system works. The result, fresh air!It has been years now and I couldn’t be happier!

Rob Turkewitz

First Light, Charleston, SC

I have received your very thorough invoice. It provides the information I need to contact Mirage.
Thank you again for your service and consideration. You definitely saved my Dad’s stay in Charleston and I personally learned much from your explanation of the process you used to identify and solve the problem.
Thank you again for your service!
John Bremer

Contact Us

Harbor Master, Inc.
Ken Phillips

Phone: (843) 324-8176
Email: ken@harbormasterinc.com
Address: 2441 Royal Oak Dr
Johns Island, SC 29455

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