Stevens Boatworks

Stevens Boatworks is a traditional boatyard and marina in the historic village of Chester on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Committed to excellence in boat construction and maintenance, our yard utilizes time-honored workmanship in building and restoring strong, seaworthy vessels. Our marina offers safe, secure slips and moorings and inside or outside winter storage. We build lasting relationships with our customers and are committed to upholding a legacy dating back to the end of the Second World War.


Although we are small, Stevens Boatworks offers a full range of services to the boating community year round; our size allow us to be singularly focused on total boat and yacht care. With us, you will be confident your vessel is being looked after by people who understand modern and classic boats, with mechanical and electrical systems most definitely included.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Boat construction, restoration, and repair - of wood and composites
  • Boat refinishing - painting, varnish, or Awlgrip
  • Engine installation and servicing
  • Marine electrical and electronics installations and repair 
  • Boat and yacht surveys and inspection
  • Boat haul-out and launch
  • Boat storage - inside or outside 
  • Mooring placement, inspection, and renewal

Stevens Boatworks can provide services on either a “fixed fee” or “time and materials” basis. In the first case, the estimate, based on the jointly developed scope of services, becomes the fixed price for the job. In the “time-and-materials” case, the estimate remains an estimate, and the owner is billed for the actual charges for labour and materials. The yard will never exceed the estimate without the owner’s approval.

In both cases, Stevens Boatworks will not start any work until a thorough inspection and review of the work to be undertaken is completed and the estimate is presented to the owner. The yard will require a deposit on work to be done, and all completed work will be billed on a monthly basis, with payment expected within 15 days.

We work closely with other boat and marine services in Lunenburg County and along the South Shore. So we are prepared to arrange transportation of your vessel from its present location to our yard for repairs. We can also arrange for transportation back if it’s not convenient to go by water.

Links to Specific Services

In addition to our full range of boatyard services, we are pleased to offer two special programs to support the boating community:  

We are authorized dealers for: 



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