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BUILD IT, THEY’RE ALREADY HERE! The Boat Works is adding more Sheds, more Hardstand and more Berths for enhanced boat maintenance and refit to meet demand.

The Boat Works is expanding yet again, with the addition of 50 percent more Sheds and Hardstand and the marina expansion to welcome more in-water service berths.

Just four years after opening, the Northern Superyard yard will soon welcome brand new super-sized sheds for optimised controlled working environments.

“The development in major marine infrastructure marks a substantial step forward in our commitment to providing top-notch services to our valued clients,” said The Boat Works’ owner, Tony Longhurst.

The additions include 10 new refit sheds, 18m in height and 42m in length, offering all-weather protection, where trades can work efficiently year-round ensuring progress of projects and meeting deadlines. This adds to the 70 sheds on-site already operating at capacity.

The first of the 18m Sheds are open with the other nine to be ready for visiting vessels early in 2024.

“We are proud to provide the most Sheds for any boat yard in the Southern Hemisphere,” says Tony. “The benefits of undertaking work in Sheds cannot be overstated,” he continues. “They provide owners with privacy and peace of mind knowing their vessel is sheltered from the harsh sun and elements. “It also allows trades and other marine professionals to ensure a better-quality outcome and control over all aspects of the project.”

Providing a dedicated and defined workspace for contractors and deliveries, contributing to a more efficient and streamlined workflow. Material and supplies have safe storage from the weather and are conveniently accessible for the refit project.

To further streamline all operations, The Boat Works has also added new hardstand space for vessels up to 50m, equipped with full power and recycled water, giving customers even more choice for their boat maintenance and refit projects in a clean environment.

Areas will be designated as “task-specific zones” for different aspects of boat maintenance and refit. “With these new work allocations, we anticipate a smoother workflow allowing us to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients in terms of project delivery and quality,” said General Manager, Shane Subichin.

Stage 5 also includes a new Boat Building Shed, extra car parking, and new offices and professional business suites known as “The Dock 2” overlooking the marina.

“We are laying foundations for The Dock 2,” says Tony. “The momentum is staggering, we are confident that these enhancements will not only elevate our capabilities but also contribute to the success of our onsite skilled marine trades and service capabilities and performance.

“As we embark on this exciting chapter, we look forward to welcoming you to the new section of the Northern Superyacht Yard.”


THE CREW – Customer Service is the true essence of The Boat Works. From the office support staff through to the operational crew, they are all highly organised, efficient and genuinely offer the best service possible with a smile. The dedicated crew will meet and greet you and introduce themselves by grabbing your line upon arrival. Proud of the work they do and with over 100 year’s combined experience with vessels of all shapes and sizes, you can rest assured your vessel is in the safest of hands.

Being ‘boaties’ themselves, they know there is no better feeling than being on the water. It also means the crew know what boat owners want and need, and that’s why they take so much pride in continuously innovating and improving services to take the maintenance and refit experience to the next level.

The Boat Works staff are passionate, dedicated and committed to providing unparalleled customer service. It’s more than a world-class boatyard, slipway and marina, it’s a community that shares the customers’ passion and welcomes them at every turn.




Published in print January-March 2024