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Boat building, maintenance, salvage & repairs

Pelican Slipways is a friendly boatyard on Weinam Creek in Redland Bay, Queensland.
Opening at 7:00 AM tomorrow
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4 months ago
What can one say a great bunch of blokes and great workmanship. I had our vessel Slipstream for the first time booked in for her slipping including bottom rub and paint along with any osmosis removal and of course prop speed application. Also had the crew strip and revarnish her bulwark capping and refurbishing her portlights along with other general maintenance needed doing. Well with the issues of weather being worked around I could not be happier with the outcome. The crew were extremely professional in their approach to ensuring my needs and that of our girl were met. A great place I know we will be returning to down the track. Well done to Johnno, Jason and all the boys. Leith Lindsay
- Leith L
2 years ago
This mob of people where incredible, we were very well looked after, our boat was on the hard for 6 weeks, super relaxed environment, community focused, kid friendly, very helpful and awesome resources to fix your boat. In todays world these places are rare it’s like meeting old friends, they also run an outdoor education program for young people based at the same premises all the volunteers we met were beautiful people, we have three children of our own and they were welcomed into this space with open arms. What can I say an amazing place to work on your boat we had so much fun we did not want to float our boat 😂, we will be back 😁🙏🏼
- Aidan G
2 years ago
We were so happy when we found you guys had reopened the slipway. We had the best experience ever over the 5 weeks we were there. As good as it is to be back on the water we miss you all. You are all amazing people. Always happy and professional at the same time providing a warm family environment. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
- Deborah L

Details and costs

Our focus is on maintaining timber full keeled vessels (and many other types of boats) in service to the maritime community. 

For recent updates, check out our facebook site.

We are a small operation with two slipways, and a dedicated crew to look after you. 

We offer a DIY venue and can arrange for maintenance and repair work above and below the waterline.

We also have a workboat and pontoon for mooring maintenance, towing and salvage work.

Our prices are very competitive, and DIY boat owners are welcome.

All prices exclude GST

  • Slipping fee per foot (boat length) – total cost for in and out of the water: $12 
  • Daily rate per foot (boat length) per day on the slipway or work pontoon (incl. water & electricity): $3
  • Environmental levy incl basic waste disposal/week: $60 
  • Water pressure blaster/hr including labour: $180
  • Additional labour/hr including general repairs, painting etc: $95 
  • Specialist labour (welding or shipwright repairs): $120
  • External contractors (per person per day): $40 
  • Trestles/Planks (per piece per day) for DIY boat owners: $10 
  • Air compressor: $15 (per hour)
  • Live aboard costs per person per day: $10

We pride ourselves on careful management of your boat, and insist on excellent environmental practices in the yard.

Boats up to 40 ton displacement can be supported by the keel on our steel cradles – many owners of old timber boats prefer this method for structural reasons.

The maximum dimensions of monohull vessels we can accommodate is 55ft LOD with a beam of 18ft and approximately 7ft draft (depending on the tides at the time). 

Multihulls with a maximum beam of 26ft can be slipped by the keels or under the wings.

We also hire our commercial moorings at $50/week for vessels up to 40ft LOD. 

We stock a range of primers, antifouling, topcoats and other paints, resins, fasteners and anodes etc – please ask us if you would like a quote on any particular materials you need.

Contact us to discuss booking details or other information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Phone: 0448 292 582

All customers are required to complete our slipway agreement before arrival.

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  • 0448 292 582


Get directions
293 Esplanade
Redland Bay QLD 4165

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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