Traditional Tugboat

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We specialize in traditional tugboat construction, traditional tugboat designs, tugboat repair, and maintenance for any wooden vessel or traditional tugboat from 15ft – 150ft.

We bought the Ella Mackenzie in 06 and brought it to Commodore’s for a complete retrofit. It required extensive woodwork, decking, guards, bulwark, capping and new stern timber. Its a bit of history and we love the old girl. – Pelle W. (owner Ella Mckenzie)

With our traditional wooden boat construction knowledge comes a full repertoire of classic working vessels, traditional west coast fishing vessels, traditional yachts, traditional east coast fishing schooners, topsail schooners, brigs and brigantines, and traditional mahogany speedboats.

Traditional Tugboat Designs

Traditional designs of West Coast troller yachts are available and conversions of old fishing boats and tugs are an ongoing part of the traditional tugboat business.

Repair Methods

Using modern epoxy bedding, seam compounds, U.V. protected oils and paints they are able keep the traditional wooden boat construction problems of fresh water ingress and sun damage to a minimum.

New Construction

Commodore’s Boats can create a boat from existing lines or your own design. Enquire with us today for more information.

Marine Surveying

We also provide accurate and informative maintenance recommendations and cost analysis for management companies, prospective buyers, owner’s, shipyards and yacht brokers.

Contact us today for a marine survey.