Most modern repeaters will cover the marine bands, from a technical point of view.
It willcome down to licencing as to if you can do it.
I understand you issue Doug and have to say there is no simple answer for what you need.
Life is never simple.
Oh and Garf, Iwould not go and work for any company if I felt they made crap kit!
Even when I was at Icom, whenasked would sayhow good the kit it here and I stand by that now
As I said there is a lot a dross out there but not out of the Icom or Standard camp!!