Boat Maintenance and Repair in Gig Harbor
Where can I take my boat in the Gig Harbor area for reliable maintenance and repairs? Well, it all depends on what sort of work it requires. Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is the only full service facility with a 50 Ton Metric Travelift for hauling boats out of the water. We can accommodate sail and power boats up to 60′ long and 19′ on the beam. Centrally located in Puget Sound just west of Tacoma Narrows Bridge, we are very easy to find whether you are traveling via land or sea. You can find us at 3117 Harborview Drive at the corner of Pioneer and Harborview in Gig Harbor’s Historic Waterfront, or Latitude 47’ 19’50 N Longitude 122’34’50 W.
The boatyard started out in 1905 as Skansie Ship Building Company primarily working on fishing boats, and then moved into ship building and repairs of the first Washington State Ferries. Today our highly skilled staff can work on a wide variety of marine related problems and maintenance issues. Some of the services we provide are troubleshoot and repair mechanical systems/engines, electrical work, fiberglass and gelcoat repairs, rigging, plumbing, bottom painting, inspection of running gear including zincs, installing bow and stern thrusters, woodworking and general maintenance including buffing and waxing…to name a few!
What do I need to do to prepare my boat for lifting?
Excellent question. First, find out where the lifting points are on your boat. If you have a picture of your last haul out that will be helpful for the boatyard to have, as well as the approximate weight of the boat. Bring in all fenders and any equipment and lines that could become tangled with the lifting straps. You may also want to pull up any protruding speed logs. We strive to maintain our schedule as close as possible but since we’re dealing with boats and “mother nature” I would recommend calling us prior to your appointment time to confirm we’re on schedule for your lift out.
Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is now a dealer and service provider for Trac Ecological Green Products. Engine overheating? A/C not cooling? Do you have clogged pipes? With minimal dismantling required, Barnacle Buster ® can be safely re-circulated through seawater cooling systems to dissolve barnacles, zebra mussels, calcium, rust, lime and all other mineral deposits. Most applications can be completed within 4 hours!
Barnacle Buster ® is a safe, non-toxic and biodegradable marine growth remover specifically formulated to meet an industry wide need. We have been very pleased with the results. We also carry and recommend Trac’s GreenClean Boat Soap® for a rich foam that thoroughly cleans fiberglass, vinyl, teak, aluminum, varnish, canvas, sails, bilges, windows, fish boxes and polished surfaces. It may be applied with a brush, sponge or soft cloth.
For winter maintenance and general comfort aboard your vessel we recommend Planar Heaters. There are various sizes to suit your boat and comfort needs ranging from 11,000 BTU to 21,000 BTU and are backed by a 2-year manufacturers’ warranty. Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard can provide and install the Planar Heaters for you right here in Gig Harbor!
Let us know how we can help you with all your boat and maintenance needs. We can be reached at (253) 858-3535, or stop in for a visit.