Experience the performance and craftsmanship of Abernethy & Gaudin.
Abernethy & Gaudin Boatbuilders, located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, is a devoted wooden boat repair facility. Servicing wooden boats of all kinds, shapes and sizes. We are dedicated to the preservation of boats using a variety of contemporary and traditional techniques. Classic and vintage power or sailboats are prime candidates for our traditional 30 tonne ways. With 120 feet of working dock space, our shop is ideal for both long and short-term projects.
Most wood boat owners prefer the older system using the ways because of its minimal impact to the hull structure.
The ways are 36 feet long. Five 12 x 12 H-beams over 10 mining cart wheels ride along the railroad track. There are 4 upright bunks that adjust to the shape of the hull and ultimately support the boat as it is extracted from the water.
The winch is a 10hp 3-phase electric motor. There is a 4-speed transmission. In the lowest gear the ways travels at 1 foot per minute.
Rebuilt – 2003
Grade – 6%
Capacity – 30 tonnes
Max. Length – 50'
Max. Beam – 17'
Travels (at low gear) – 1' per minute
Paint and Varnish
Shafts and Props
120' dock space
30 tonne ways
3000 sq ft shop space