Cove Yachts, a Full Service Boatyard on Vancouver Island.

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Cove Yachts is a Full Service Boatyard Specializing in Wooden Boat Repairs and Restorations. We are located in picturesque Maple Bay on the southeast shores of Vancouver Island. Our family run boatyard has been in business for over 30 years and we pride ourselves on Quality Work at Competitive Prices.

Cove Yachts provides Haul Out Services for boats up to 100 tons and 90 feet in length. We are equipped with both a 100 ton Marine Railway and a 25 ton/55,000lbs Travelift. We contain all of our waste water from pressure washing in our Environmentally Friendly "Closed Loop" Filtration System. The waste water from our marine railway and travel lift is captured, filtered and reused. Using this system greatly reduces our environmental footprint and water consumption.

We are authorized dealers for Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Westerbeke marine engines. Cove Yachts offers a one-stop shop for your Re-Powering needs. We also offer Servicing for most Marine Engines, Generators, Transmissions, Drive-trains and Electrical Systems.

At Cove Yachts we are equipped to handle almost any Installation. We are able to install Bow Thrusters, Stabilizers, Bulbous Bows, Electronics, Fuel Tanks, Shafts, Underwater Running Gear and much more. With larger installations it pays to have all the equipment on-site to get the job done in timely manner and on budget. Whether it's our 5 ton crane for tank re-fits, generator and engine installations or our yard forklift for moving heavy equipment, our equipment enables us to get the job done efficiently.

Cove Yachts undertakes most types of Fiberglass Repairs, anything from minor gelcoat repairs to major structural repairs. Some of our Structural Repairs would include, Groundings, Collisions, Impacts, Stringers, Transoms, Keels and Rudder Repairs. Our Fiberglass Installations include Bulbous Bows and Bow and Stern Thrusters. Cosmetic Repairs include, Gelcoat Repairs, Osmosis Blistering, Waxing and Detailing, Non-Skid and Spraying.

Cove Yachts has a well stocked Chandlery catering to all your boating needs. We carry a large selection of products for maintenance and repairs. Having the materials on hand as well as established suppliers allows us to finish jobs quickly and efficiently. We are dealers for Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Westerbeke marine engine parts and we also carry a wide variety of Volvo Penta outdrive parts in-stock.

We also offer Emergency Haul Outs and Repairs throughout the year. Whether you are on holidays and hit a log or you have engine problems we do our best to accommodate your situation as fast as possible.

Cove Yachts has 30 years of experience dealing with Insurance Claims and have excellent working relationships with surveyors and underwriters. This ensures your vessel is repaired in a seamless and timely manner.

We are here to help you with your questions regarding planning a haul out or any work on your boat. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting for an estimate.

Past Projects - Duen Structral Repair

Planking Duen

Duen underwent an extensive structural repair on her starboard side and foredeck

  • 55-foot ex-Baltic trader
  • Removed starboard side bulwarks and forward deck
  • Removed starboard bow planking and framing damaged by fresh water intrusion
  • Make and install several pairs of sawn frames and replank

Past Projects - Dirigo Deck Job

We have completed a few jobs on Dirigo over the years.

  • Dirigo is a 50' Kettenberg built in the sixties
  • Built new boom
  • Mahogany toerails and caps lifted
  • Complete replacement of teak decks
  • Extensive reworking of mahogany cabin sides – replace short grain in all corners and reseal all the glass
  • Refinish cabin sides

Past Projects - Vintage Restoration

Cove Yachts 1979 LTD

Vintage underwent an extensive restoration at Cove Yachts. She was built in the early sixties by Broward in Florida and was originally named Diva. she starred in the 1970's tv program "Charlies Angels.

  • Exterior restoration of 62-foot early sixties Broward
  • Build and fit new transom complete with all framing and rim timbers
  • Extensive planking port and starboard
  • Complete new mahogany cabin sides and round windshield
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