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We're excited to announce that Explorer and Bluewater have come together as one company to better serve our clients. Our talented teams and convenient locations will continue helping boaters as always. We are transitioning our branding to Bluewater and look forward to working with you on all your boating needs.

Who Are the Best Boat Service and Repair Companies Near Vancouver BC?

The team at Explorer Yacht Services talks to hundreds of boaters every year and we often get asked about other boat service companies or competitors in and around the Vancouver market. We're happy to share our industry knowledge and often work in collaboration with our 'competitors'. Of course, we hope you keep us in your option list when you are looking for boat service but ultimately we want boaters to find the right company for their project and situation. Here's a list of the best boat repair and service companies from our perspective:

Mechanical: Stem To Stern has a good track record of boat engine repair and engine repowering. They have a capable mobile service, lots of parts, and are certified with major engine companies like Yanmar, Volvo, and Mercruiser.

Electrical and Electronics: Pacific Yacht Systems is trusted by many boaters for their strong knowledge of marine electrical systems and electronics. They will travel to marinas and boatyards throughout Metro Vancouver and work on your boat in or out of the water.

Full Service: Northshore Yachtworks provides a broad range of boat repair, upgrade, and maintenance services with a good location for boaters moored on the North Shore. With a large team and lots of manufacturer relationships (Yanmar, Volvo, Mercruiser, Cummins) they are popular with boaters looking for a one stop shop similar to Explorer.

Metal Fabrication: Variety operates from their shop in Shelter Island, Richmond on the Fraser River and does great work on custom equipment like railings, racks, and chocks for your boat. Also a reliable option for mechanical boat repair work.

Yacht Maintenance: Skookum Yacht Services are our neighbors on Granville Island and have a large client base from False Creek and beyond doing a wide variety of boat maintenance services including bottom paint, zincs, cut and polish, diving inspections and services, and installations.

Boat Supplies: Steveston Marine & Hardware is one of the largest boat retailers in Canada with locations in Vancouver, Richmond, Langley and online. They are well known among boaters for low prices and great selection. Full disclosure - Explorer is the official boat service partner for Steveston Marine. They are also a popular stop for many do-it-yourself boaters."