The Port Townsend Boatyard
The very best boat maintenance choice in the Puget Sound region.
Featuring a heavy boat haulout facility, the Port Townsend Boatyard is a destination of choice for refits of all types. The largest Marine Travelift on site is capable of lifting vessels up to 150 feet long with a maximum beam of 30’6″, weighing up to 330 tons. As the home of the Wooden Boat Foundation and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, the many marine trades businesses that call the shipyard home hold a wealth of special expertise in the maintenance and restoration of all types of wooden boats and ships.
With upland and covered storage available, all types of marine repairs can be made with the help of our many marine trades businesses, whether you only need a little assistance or a group of professionals to handle the entire job. For more skilled boat owners, do-it-yourself space is also available. The shipyard has a capacity of up to 200 vessels ashore at any given time. If you are not already living in the Port Townsend area, the many “private getaway” and other accommodations in the area offer a wealth of short-term rental opportunities for you to live ashore while you are working on your vessel.
2790 Washington Street
p: (360) 385-6211
Hours of Operation – Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Harbormaster: Kristian Ferrero
Jefferson County Hazardous Waste Facility is no longer operating in the yard.
For information about disposing of hazardous waste, see https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/690/Hazardous-Waste.
Port Townsend Fuel Dock (AKA The Fishin’ Hole):
Found at PT Boat Haven fuel dock
7 days/week: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Port now offers a covered shelter for boats up to 70 feet (or a little longer, if you don’t mind hanging out). Price is just $80 per day ($75 without electricity). Size is 39′ wide by 77′ long by 22′ tall. Contact the Port yard office (360-385-6211) to reserve.
- View Boat Haven Best Management Practices
- Rates & Fees
- View the businesses located in the boatyard.
- State of Washington’s Boatyard General Permit, effective August 8, 2016
In November 1997, the Port of Port Townsend completed construction of the Port Townsend Boatyard, the culmination of years of planning, design, permitting, and construction. The port’s most ambitious expansion project in more than two decades, this improved home of the region’s marine trades provides you with a host of maintenance and new marine construction opportunities.
As part of the yard upgrade, the stormwater system now supports an environmentally sensitive dedicated 150 foot hull washdown facility adjacent to the 10+ acre dry-land storage area. A 150′ x 28′ concrete-decked work pier provides crane and heavy equipment access for larger vessels.
Sandblasting can be done after paying a deposit, and your sandblasting work area must be fully enclosed by tarping. Tarps are also required if you are blocking your vessel in the storage area.
Additional shore-based amenities within the shipyard area include marine supply and equipment businesses, showers, laundry, and small restaurants. Grocery shopping is available across the street from the shipyard, and the built-up area of Port Townsend offers a wide range of shopping opportunities and more than twenty excellent restaurants, some of which will happily deliver to your shipyard work site. There is also a broad range of entertainment available in town in the evenings.
We invite you to bring your refits and other vessel repair work to the Port Townsend Boatyard, and to be prepared to enjoy your stay while your boat is being worked on. If your boat needs some repairs, why not mix a whole lot of spare time fun with the work?