Regular maintenance of your vessel is essential. It not only helps keep you safe at sea, it also protects your investment. The highly experienced, qualified team can take care of just about every aspect of regular boat maintenance and boat repairs for anyone in the Perth area. From trimmers to make the interior look a million dollars, through to petrol and diesel mechanics to make sure the engine is in top condition. You can rely on Neil and the team to work to the highest standards and produce quality results - no matter how big or small the job.
Hillarys Marina Lifting Services uses a combination of copper-based antifouling (for fibreglass & steel) and aluminium based products for legs and outboards. Our approved applicators use top performance products to ensure maximum efficiency on your boat.
Regular antifouling means improved fuel efficiency, longevity of the hull and overall better boat performance. It’s far better to keep on top of your antifouling schedule – prevention is always better (and cheaper), than a cure. Plus you’ll also save money on fuel and you’ll be able to enjoy an efficient boat.
We asked David, owner and skipper of 28ft, single engine ‘Ursula May’ which had sat idle in the water for over 8 weeks. At its normal performance, Ursula May easily reached speeds of 25-30 knots, using around 40 litres of fuel an hour. After just 8 weeks, the growth on the bottom of the boat made such a difference that David said “If I hadn’t seen it, I’d never have believed it. The boat had real difficulty getting on the plane, I could only reach about 20 knots and it guzzled 76 litres an hour”! Ursula May has now had a full antifoul treatment and is safely stored on a dry rack for winter – all ready to go for when David next needs that water fix.
Ever been out fishing and have a squid spray ink all over your boat? Yeah, annoying isn’t it? If you don’t maintain the polish on your boat, stains can get into the porous gel coat and stain your boat for life. Regular boat polishing is the ultimate prevention tool to keep your investment looking good as new. It’s not just about the ink stains (or red wine stains, or anything else that blemishes your little beauty), it also adds a layer of UV protection – quite essential for WA’s harsh summer sun – and absolutely prolongs the life of your boat.
Minor & Major Boat Repairs, Modifications & Upgrades
Our qualified & experienced shipwrights carry out all kinds of timber, fibreglass & aluminium boat repair works from small scrapes and dents to major “oh I didn’t see the reef” mishaps. Whether above or below the water, no job is too small or too big. Our painting gel coat section has over 40 years’ experience in colour matching to ensure the new job looks like the original.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ with our approach – we do all our stainless steel and engineering work to order, to ensure you get the best possible result.
We’ll get you back on the water with:
- Scrapes/dents/major damage repairs
- All stainless steel, timber, fibreglass & aluminium work
- Boat Trimming/upholstery – everything from minor tears to a complete new fit out
- Underwater engineering
- Boat modifications such as rope cutters and barbeque bars
Insurance inspections/Pre-sale checks
Buying a boat in Perth? It’s vitally important that you get a thorough check done on your boat both before you buy it, and to comply with boat insurance policies. HMLS can guide you through this process and can even arrange independent insurance contractors for you. As part of the inspection, the boat will be lifted and pressure cleaned so that a qualified surveyor can inspect the exterior of the hull, checking the anodes for osmosis/electrolysis. It is then returned to the water for a detailed interior inspection of ball valves, intake equipment and safety equipment. Yachts will also have a rigging inspection. We'll ensure you get onto Perth's waters in safety.
Pre-sale inspections can also include a thorough mechanical and electrical inspection.
Feel free to use your own chosen inspectors or allow us to arrange this for you – all part of the service.
Wide Network of Contractors
Not sure who to use? No problem, talk to us about your project and we can put you in touch with Perth's/WA’s best marine trades. We can even coordinate the work for you, so you can simply leave your boat in our fully secured yard and pick it up when it’s good as new!
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Other ServIces within the Boatlifting Yard
Hillarys Boat Shop - 9401 4331
Pomphrey Marine Trimmers - 0404 493 069
Revolver Marine Diesels (Paul) – 0428 899 800 or 9203 5155
Just Marine – Petrol (Ernie) 0410 448 278