At Dagley’s Boatworks, we have a diversified set of
skills and services. We build everything from sailing
and motor yachts up to 40 feet in length to racing and
pleasure canoes, Chinese dragon boats and custom Novie
boats. We repair and restore both commercial and
Repairs and Restoration
We repair wooden hulls using traditional methods, or
epoxy wooden hulls with fiberglass
We can repair and rebuild fiberglass hulls.
We can widen your fiberglass hull to make it more
stable, spacious and comfortable.
If you have a wooden hull that you would prefer to have
in solid fiberglass, we can do that for you, too. The
wooden hull is fiberglassed, and then the fiberglass is
removed. Now the “new” fiberglass hull can be
custom-sized to your specifications.
Interiors can be custom made – we discuss and plan the
layout together. If we can make it work, there is no
limit on what can be done.
We can build to your designer’s specifications or design
and build your own “one-off” boat, unique to your
We can also use Novie glass hulls and new or used wooden
hulls. We have built two motor yachts from used wooden
hulls that had come to us for a complete recondition.
Chinese Dragon Boats
We have built several full size (40 foot) and baby (30
foot) dragon boats for organizations including the
Breast Cancer Society of Canada, Breast Quest in
Windsor, Nova Scotia and MicMac Canoe Club in Dartmouth,
This past year we have expanded our boatyard facilities
by another 2000 square feet to accommodate extra work .
The workshop now comprises two levels; each level has
project space 48 feet long and 19 feet wide.