Fishing Vessels

Commodore’s Boats are Commercial fish boat specialists: complete wood, steel and aluminum repairs by our highly qualified crew – all with many years experience at commodore’s, ensures consistent quality.

Fishing vessels from 15′ to 150′ are regularly maintained at the shipyard and with the ability to haul in and out fishing vessels daily we ensure a quick turn around time in order to get your working boat back in the water and fully operational with minimal to no loss of potential income.

Commodore’s Boats hosts two of the largest Travelifts on the West Coast of British Columbia through Shelter island marina.

Our new 75 Ton Travelift is capable of hauling boats up to 80 feet in length and weighing up to 165,000 lbs.

The 220 Ton Travelift has been in service at Shelter Island since August of 2013. This lift has the capacity to lift vessels up to 150 feet in length with a 29 foot beam

FV Nafco

making it one of the largest on the West Coast.

This machine operates Monday thru Friday with the first lift beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the last lift at 3:00 p.m.

Lifts can be arranged directly with Shelter Island Marina or through our staff.

CSI inspection preparation services include: re & re liferafts, bilge pump systems, alarm systems, megger test, steering, rudders and shafts.



Transport Canada (CSI) Inspection

We are inherently familiar with the regulations and checkpoints used for CSI inspections and have the skills, manpower and training required to ready your vessel for CSI.


Preparation aid provided by Commodore’s  includes:

  • Lifesaving and firefighting equipment
  • Safety equipment for proper navigation
  • Construction standards
  • Fuel tank regulations
  • Electronics and electrical system installations
  • Ensuring vessel is dry docked prior to inspection


Transport Canada Marine Safety is responsible for ensuring that Canadian vessels are inspected in accordance with Canadian regulations and international conventions. For Frequently Asked Questions on Fees for Vessel Inspections and Services visit Transport Canada’s web site or CLICK HERE.