Why Slip with Us

Shute Harbour Slipway is in the heart of the Whitsundays, easily accessible from mainland Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Jubliee Pocket, Shute Harbour, and the Whitsunday Islands - Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Daydream Island, Whitsunday Island, Hook Island.

Whether you are a cruising yachtie, commercial operator or local boat owner our Shute Harbour location is at the gateway to the 74 Whitsunday Islands and Australia's premier sailing destination. Shute Harbour is the safest natural harbor in the region providing great shelter from adverse weather conditions and making us well placed to be the safest and most convenient Whitsunday boatyard with slipping facilities.

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With two qualified shipwrights onsite we have the in-house technical labour to carry out all vessel repairs required to keep your vessel in immaculate condition. Whether your vessel is a timber, steel or fibreglass constructed hull we have the qualified shipwrights to be able to complete repairs to an exceptional standard. We carry out structural repairs on many commercial and private vessels in the Whitsundays and are accredited to complete required works on behalf of marine insurance companies.

As well as structural repairs, we also offer annual vessel maintenance such as hull pressure washing & antifouling, polishing/ waxing of topsides & decks, checking & replacing through hull fittings, sail-drive servicing, gel-coat repairs and much more can be accommodated on request.

We have access to a range of specialist tradesman including marine electricians, diesel and outboard mechanics, metal fabricators, welder, riggers and timber work specialist and we do not charge a fee for external contractors to complete repairs in our boatyard unlike many local Whitsunday boatyards. Our ability to arrange various tradesman to complete repairs on your vessel whilst docked at Shute Harbour Slipway means we can invoice all repairs on one account, which removes the hassle of you personally coordinating multiple tradesman and paying separate accounts. If there is a service you require which we haven't listed here, then just ask, we are more than happy to accommodate any special requests for our valued customers.

Shute Harbour Slipway has been in business for over 20 years and we proudly repair and maintain a large proportion of the Whitsunday bareboat charter fleets, as well as other independent commercial operators throughout the Whitsunday region. In addition to the commercial side of the business we have accommodated many private local and visiting boat owners, who continue to return annually and use our slipway. Our reputation has resulted in various insurance brokers recommending us for minor and major insurance repairs on both commercial and private vessels over the years. We work closely with the client and the insurance company to ensure that the vessel is repaired as per their specification and in accordance with the survey requirements should the vessel be fitted in accordance with commercial survey.

We pride ourselves on quality repairs and prompt professional service, so call us today for a free quote and vessel assessment.