Stones Boatyard is a professional, clean and environmentally friendly do-it-yourself boat haulout and marine repair facility, located in Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Before you arrive there is a fuel dock on the approach to the boat lift dock.

The boat yard features include:

  • Modern, remote controlled 83 US ton Marine Travelift
  • Stable waiting dock adjacent to the Travelift with an easy-access entry gangway for boaters
  • Water filtration and cleaning system to filter runoff water from the washdown area
  • Safe pedestrian access to the dock and boatyard
  • Fully paved and clean boatyard with up to 40 marked stalls
  • Each stall has 110V/15AMP, 110V/30AMP power and potable water available
  • Some stalls have access to 220v/40 and 50 amp power for heavier equipment and welding
  • On-site equipment rental: scaffolding, ladders, tarps, power tools, shop vacs, etc
  • Forklift service available and cranes can be brought on site as required
  • On-site chandlery for all your haul out supplies including zincs, paint and painting supplies, and nuts, bolts and screws hardware
  • Garbage, oil and hazmat disposal in the yard
  • Do-it-yourself owners and contractors are welcome
  • On-site mechanical and boat-care services available through Nanaimo Yacht Services
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Liveaboards welcome in the yard
  • Fax and parcel receipt services
  • Toilet and washroom facilities on-site
  • Plentiful parking available

See our Boatyard Rates page for the travel lift charges.

The yard is open from 8 am until 8 pm daily, 7 days a week, and after hours yard customers may enter through a locked gate.

Stones Boatyard is one of the cleanest facilities on the waterfront in BC. We’re proud to be environmentally friendly and we work hard to comply with Environment Canada’s “Best Management Practices” for boatyards. Together with our customers we aim to reduce and even prevent the contamination of our aquatic environment.

We give priority to emergency haul outs for boaters in distress and those brought to our dock by the RCMSAR, the Harbour Patrol and towing companies with serious problems. We also have a small tow boat which we utilise in our local marina to deliver boats to or from the travelift dock. See our Boat Yard Rates page for relevant charges.

Amenities nearby include bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation, boat brokers, kayak rentals, supermarkets and shopping malls, banking facilities and plenty of coffee shops! The yard is surrounded by two pubs and a mediterranean restaurant offering a variety of drinks and cuisine.

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Contact Us
Stones Boatyard and The Marine Store
104-1840 Stewart Ave Nanaimo, BC, V9S4E6 Canada
Phone: 1-250-716-9065 Email:
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