Phone: 604-809-7245

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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.


All prices are valid until December 2019. Then please visit

Free estimates provided. Contact us today.

Labour rates:

Task Unit Main Season
(Feb 1 - Sep 30)
Value Season
(Oct 1 - Jan 31)
Shelter Island General: per hour $115 $110
Granville Island General per hour $125 $115
Mechanical per hour $135 $125
per hour $135
Air Conditioning/Heating
per hour Flat Rate Flat Rate
Mobile per hour $140 $130
Urgent Service Pricing per hour 1.5 x standard rates 1.5 x standard rates
Mobile Call Out per technician visit (may be higher for long distance calls) $189 $169
Cut and Polish flat labour fee request quote request quote
Wash and Wax flat labour fee request quote request quote
Bottom Paint flat labour fee request quote request quote

Terms and Conditions:

Explorer invoices on the basis of labour time and materials. For Mobile Service, there is a Call Out fee to cover travel/loading/admin (more for longer trips); Time charged includes all work on boat, in shop, and sourcing parts. Invoice will include all parts, plus 5% consumables for items like fuel, tape, safety gear, rags, specialty tooling, etc., plus taxes.

Credit card number is required to book work. By providing Credit card, client authorizes Explorer to process deposits, milestone payments and final payment using credit card. A processing fee of 2.9% will apply.

Deposits and/or milestone payments will be required for jobs over $300. Final payment due sooner of vessel launch or invoice presentation.

Client is responsible for full payment of invoice.

Explorer is not liable for lost/stolen property, incidental or consequential damage, or any monetary/material loss resulting from its work. Explorer is not responsible for unobserved problems or damage. Estimate errors and omissions are excluded.

Client agrees to terms by either providing credit card information or signing estimate.