Workboat Repairs

Wide view of workboat repairs on the water

Since 1992, our Gael Force Boatbuilding company has specialised in the construction, repair and modification of a variety of sizes and styles of workboats and landing craft.

These vessels have been the workhorses of the fish farm industry during the past thirty-plus years and we have been involved in the development of these craft for use as mussel harvesters, mooring laying, net retrieval, feed distribution, and have fitted a huge variety of cranes, winches, pumps and associated hydraulic equipment.

We provide our boatbuilding and repair services from our yard near Fort William, in Scotland. Situated adjacent to the entrance to the Caledonian Canal, we are ideally placed to serve both the west and east coasts of Scotland. Our two slipways can cater for vessels up to 200 tons and our undercover boatshed can accommodate vessels up to 35 metres in length.

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An experienced workforce

Our workforce is skilled and experienced in the provision of a number of marine-related services including; fabrication, engineering, welding, painting, electrics, hydraulics, wet blasting, and we can build and repair in GRP, steel, aluminium and wood.

Wide view of Fort William facilities with two boats being worked on

Our Facilities

Over the past twenty-five years, we have improved and developed our facilities in order to offer an efficient and competitive service, despite the relatively harsh environment to be found on the west coast of Scotland. We continue to upgrade our plant and equipment and maintain our facilities to the highest operational and safety standards.

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Industry Standards

We are familiar with industry standards and regularly work closely with the MCA and Lloyds undertaking repair works to hull structures and maintenance of ancillary equipment such as pumps, winches, deck cranes, hydraulic installations and lifesaving apparatus.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements

Paul Russell
Operations Manager

+44 (0) 1397 772 861

Matt Orton
Operations Engineer

+44 (0) 1397 772861