Theriault Dockyard Facilities: Providing Boat Manufacture and Repair

The dockyard facilities at A.F. Theriault & Son are amongst the best equipped in all of Atlantic Canada. With state-of-the-art equipment and a first rate professional workforce, our boatyard can manufacture, repair, refit or convert a wide range of boats up to 150’ (45m) in length. Working with aluminum, steel, wood, fibreglass or composites, we are fully qualified for all aspects of new boat manufacture, repair, refit or conversion. Please explore our facilities online and contact us to discuss how we may help you.

BOAT CONSTRUCTION - ALUMINUM, COMPOSITES, STEEL

Steel, aluminum and fiberglass boats up to 130’ (39.6m) can be built at our shipyard, including any variation of fishing, patrol, research, workboat, yacht or passenger vessel in monohull or catamaran style. There are three (3) modern buildings to accomplish various types of projects:

  • Steel Construction: 180' x 60' x 55' (55m x 18.3m x 16.8m).
    An additional construction bay is attached to this building: 120' x 40' (35.6m x 12m)
  • Aluminum Construction: 125' x 60' x 30' (38m x 18.3m x 9.2m)
  • Composites Construction: 125' x 60' x 30' (38m x 18.3m x 9.2m)
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BOAT CONSTRUCTION - ALUMINUM, COMPOSITES, STEEL

Steel, aluminum and fiberglass boats up to 130’ (39.6m) can be built at our shipyard, including any variation of fishing, patrol, research, workboat, yacht or passenger vessel in monohull or catamaran style. There are three (3) modern buildings to accomplish various types of projects:

  • Steel Construction: 180' x 60' x 55' (55m x 18.3m x 16.8m).
    An additional construction bay is attached to this building: 120' x 40' (35.6m x 12m)
  • Aluminum Construction: 125' x 60' x 30' (38m x 18.3m x 9.2m)
  • Composites Construction: 125' x 60' x 30' (38m x 18.3m x 9.2m)
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BOAT CONSTRUCTION - ALUMINUM, COMPOSITES, STEEL

Steel, aluminum and fiberglass boats up to 130’ (39.6m) can be built at our shipyard, including any variation of fishing, patrol, research, workboat, yacht or passenger vessel in monohull or catamaran style. There are three (3) modern buildings to accomplish various types of projects:

  • Steel Construction: 180' x 60' x 55' (55m x 18.3m x 16.8m).
    An additional construction bay is attached to this building: 120' x 40' (35.6m x 12m)
  • Aluminum Construction: 125' x 60' x 30' (38m x 18.3m x 9.2m)
  • Composites Construction: 125' x 60' x 30' (38m x 18.3m x 9.2m)
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Propeller Shop

Full repairs and rebuilding of a variety of propellers are available in the Propeller Shop. Computer analysis programs aid in the reconstruction process by providing data for the optimal pitch, size and power. Our boatyard has a large selection of high quality propellers for sale from many name brand manufacturers.

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Advanced Composites Shop

Panels for boat construction, reinforced with composites, are prepared in this workshop. It is also used as an infusion room to produce strong, lightweight and highly efficient panels for decks and bulkheads on boats.

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Stockroom

The Stockroom carries a large stock of marine materials at any one time. We are certified distributors for welding gases and consumables, hydraulic hoses and fittings, paints, tools, marine safety clothing and life jackets, propellers and marine hardware.

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Steel and Aluminum Fabricating/Welding Shop

The Fabrication/Welding Shop capabilities include building assembly components for the construction of new vessels along with the repair or replacement of components for repair. The large cutting table along with its numerous equipment means that almost any job can be undertaken.

Canadian Welding Bureau - Welding Certifications

  • CSA Standard W47.1 - Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel
  • CSA Standard W47.2 - Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Aluminum
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Paint Shop

The Paint Shop facility houses the equipment used for the sandblasting or water blasting of hulls. Also contained here are industrial sprayers for applications of epoxy paints and specialty paints.

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Machine Shop

This modern Machine Shop is where almost all components of deck equipment and power train parts are fabricated or repaired, for example: net reels, winches, propulsion shafts, etc.

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Marine Railways

The boatyard has marine railways used for repairs and refits. The tides at our boatyard drop by as much as 18 feet, making for an ideal natural location for repairs at low tide.

  • Railway #1: 600 tonne cradle 120' x 40' (36.6 m x 12.2 m)
  • Railway #2: 300 tonne cradle 60' x 40' (18.3 m x 12.2 m)
  • Railway #3: 300 tonne cradle 100' x 38' (30.5 m x 11.6 m)
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Main Office

Administrative staff - office of the President, Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Accounting.

Engineering staff - project management and boat design.

Draftsmen - boat design drawings.

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Cabinet Shop

Cabinets, custom-built furnishings and finish work for vessel interiors are manufactured and assembled by highly skilled carpenters in this shop.

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Hydraulic Shop

Fabricating and servicing any system for fishing requirements is accomplished in the Hydraulic Shop. There is also a large stock of hydraulic hoses and fittings.

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Pipe Fitting Shop

The Pipe Fitting facility includes servicing or installing all types of valves, pumps, and fire systems for the boatbuilding industry.

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Our boatyard at high tide

The tides at our boatyard drop as much as 18 feet, making for an ideal natural location for repairs at low tide.

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Side Transfer Cradle

Side transfer cradle (250 tonnes) and vessel launching railway.

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Aluminum Boat Construction

Fiberglass/Composites Boat Construction

Steel Boat Construction

Propeller Shop

Advanced Composites Shop

Stockroom

Steel and Aluminum Fabricating/Welding Shop

Paint Shop

Machine Shop

Marine Railways

Main Office

Cabinet Shop

Hydraulic Shop

Pipe Fitting Shop

See the boatyard at high tide

Side Transfer Cradle

Contact Info

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd.
P.O. Box 10
9027 Highway 1
Meteghan River
Nova Scotia
B0W 2L0   Canada

Phone: 902.645.2327
Fax: 902.645.2174
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Currently in production:

100-foot Production Barge for Cooke Aquaculture - Hull S807

50-foot Fiberglass Lobster Boat - Hull F832

79-foot HRM Passenger Ferry - Hull S841

79-foot HRM Passenger Ferry - Hull S842

50-foot Steel Lobster Boat - Hull S843

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