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.

Boat Services

With service facilities in Vancouver at Granville Island and Richmond at Shelter Island (travel lifts up to 220 ton, yard space, covered shops, moorage) and an experienced team of boat mechanics and service technicians, we can service most boat repair and refit requirements, marine paint work, insurance repairs, and mechanical overhauls.

Our 3000 square foot covered facility can accommodate boats up to 90 feet and with travel lift access, hydraulic trailer capability and full shipyard tooling; you can expect the very best in boat repair and maintenance.

As well, we are completely mobile and can come to your boat for many boat repairs and services. Our team of qualified service technicians are on call for your convenience and are able to service any boat or yacht in any marina or shipyard in British Columbia Lower Mainland.

Explorer Yacht Services offers a full range of boat services including:

Electrical and Electronics

  • Electrical assessments for safety (ABYC standards) and performance
  • Batteries, chargers, inverters, wiring
  • Chartplotter, radar, sonar, autopilot, internet, TV


  • Engine repair and engine service (gas and diesel)
  • Marine mechanical inspection
  • Repower and engine installation
  • Generator installation and repair

Drive and Propulsion

  • Log strike and grounding repair and insurance work
  • Propeller, shaft, strut, cutlass bearings and running gear
  • Troubleshooting vibration
  • Bow thruster, stern thruster

Onboard Systems

  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Water makers
  • Windlass
  • Davit / crane
  • Tender and watercraft servicing

Cosmetic, Gelcoat, Protection

  • Bright work and decking
  • Cut and polish
  • Wash and wax
  • Bottom paint / anti fouling
  • Fiberglas / gelcoat repair
  • Zincs
  • Painting
  • Shrink wrapping

Yacht Care

  • Scheduled cleaning, washing, safety and performance readiness monitoring of your vessel at your marina