The Boatworks

Australia’s greatest boatyard offers you

  • The largest concentration of marine trades in Australia
  • The facilities to lift and store boats up to 110ft
  • Spotless workspaces including 15m high prestige sheds
  • Restaurant, laundry, ensuites, courtesy cars
  • Easy access to Surfers Paradise and Brisbane
  • Whether you’re looking for a fully managed service for your boat or you want to work on your on boat own the hard stand or in the water…

We have the facilities, systems and team to make your stay here feel like home.


Australia’s greatest boatyard has an incredible range of world class facilities.

“Harry” our 100 tonne marine lift handles boats up to 110- feet length and 26-feet beam and “Sid”, a unique 45 tonne hydraulic submersible Sealift is perfect for wide-beam catamarans. Our prestige 15m high sheds protect your boat from the elements and provide the perfect working environment. Details like our dedicated sandblast and paint bays and well thought out long term storage solutions give us a controlled environment for major work.

Spotlessly Clean World Class Facilities

In 2016 The Boat Works completed a three-year, $20 million investment in its 23 acre site. The investment has delivered world-class facilities including lifts with the ability to haul out and store boats up to 110ft (including catamarans).

The new yard includes 15m high Prestige Supersheds and an undercover hardstand area… so you can work on your boat in any weather. The team at The Boat Works, led by owner, Tony Longhurst and General Manager, Shane Subichin, is proud of its reputation for being professional, friendly, highly-skilled and going the extra mile

Home away from home

Our clients love the array of complimentary services we offer like courtesy car, barbeque facilities, laundries and ensuites. The Galley Restaurant and Café has great coffee and superb food. Make sure you’re here for Friday night Tapas!

Wonderful Location

The Boat Works is wonderfully located at the gateway to the only purpose-built Marine Precinct in Australia with clear access to the Broadwater and Seaway. We are just 30km from Surfers Paradise and 50km from Brisbane’s CBD. Many southern yachties heading north to The Whitsundays make The Boat Works an annual stopover on their way. They let us take care of the maintenance and repairs while they enjoy a few days R&R in Australia’s iconic holiday destination. Owners and Captains can deal direct with companies, or assign a project manager to handle the entire job. You have direct access to high-calibre marine businesses, whether for routine maintenance or a hull-up refit. Examples include sandblasting, antifouling, repairs, painting, inspection of sails and rigging, chandlery supplies, timber and teak experts, upholstery and stainless steel, shipwrights, mechanical and electrical engineers, surveyors, electronics and refrigeration, signage and graphics and boat brokers.