Nick West, Director, Vancouver Island Yacht Charters

We wanted to thank you for all the time effort you and your team invested in repainting Dragonsmoke’s hull.  The end result was definitely worth it.We appreciate that a respray in the winter months can pose a number of weather related problems and you probably encountered most of them with the string of low-pressure fronts and freezing weather we had in December and early January.  To deal with all the adverse conditions whilst respraying a 51-foot yacht and give such a fine mirror finish speaks volumes for your professionalism and high standards.We appreciated the level of communication about any weather related delays and suggestions about any other minor repairs that could be tackled whilst the yacht was hauled.  We were most impressed that you kept costs to us at the quoted amount.We have had so many comments on how good Dragonsmoke looks with the new Flag Blue Awlgrip finish.We would be happy to act as a reference for you should you require one.”

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104-1840 Stewart Ave Nanaimo, BC, V9S4E6 Canada
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To our valued boating community,

As we’re all aware, the COVID-19 virus pandemic is continuing to impact and change our world, however we do look forward to a safe and wonderful 2021 boating season.

The health and well-being of our clients, students, and staff remains of paramount importance to us. We continue to closely monitor the situation and react accordingly

We remain on hand to answer all your questions and concerns.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-250-716-9065 or email

We look forward to welcoming you to our base and our wonderful cruising ground soon!