Yacht Rigging

Douglas Boatyard provides a full range of yacht rigging services include roll swaging and Talurit splicing.

This photograph shows the re-rigging of the McGruer 46, “Lady Elspeth”, with a shipwright at the mast head coupling the triatic.

For full details of the yacht rigging services we provide, please see our Yacht Rigging web page.

Osmosis Treatment

Douglas Boatyard is an International Paints approved osmosis treatment centre and our osmosis treatment carries a 3 year warranty.

For full details of the osmosis treatment services we provide, please see our Osmosis Treatment web page.

Boat Moorings

Douglas Boatyard provides pontoon and jetty moorings for leisure vessels of all types, although there is a limited number of pontoon moorings for deep keel yachts.

Boat Repairs and Maintenance

A full boat repair and maintenance service is provided including engine and stern gear installation and repairs to all boats in grp and timber.

Engine Installation

Douglas Marine Limited are able to install and service inboard diesel and petrol engines and are main dealers for Beta Marine, Yanmar, Shire and Mercruiser.

Boat stern gear can also be fully serviced or replaced, as required.

Boat Refits

Douglas Boatyard has a team of highly-skilled shipwrights capable of fitting-out boat interiors to a very high standard.

The photograph shows a narrowboat that was fitted out from a bare steel shell by the team at Douglas Boatyard

Boat Painting

Douglas Boatyard is an International Paints approved boat painting centre and all services are provided including signwriting.

Boat Storage Ashore

Hardstanding storage ashore is provide for boats up to about 17 tonnes in weight.

Power and water supplies are provided throughout the hardstanding areas.

Under-cover storage and security compound storage facilities are also provided, please call to check availability.

Slipway Services

The slipway at Douglas Boatyard is capable of handling vessels up to about 30 tonnes.

We regret that we do not have a slipway suitable for boats on car-towed trailers.


Douglas Boatyard offers a modern and well-stocked chandlery.

Boat Building

Douglas Boatyard is the home of Predator Boats, the builders of the best-selling Predator 165 Sea Angler and the Predator Super V sports boat.

Outboard Motors

Our outboard engineer has over 35 years of specialist experience of servicing and repairing of all makes of outboard motors and Mercruiser inboards. We also have OEM dealerships with most makes of outboard motors and are able to offer very competitive prices on the supply, fit and PDI of new outboards.