Boatyard

Dock in Kilrush Marina

Our boatyard has a slipway and a 45t Travelhoist, a very large concrete outdoor storage area and large sheds for those requiring indoor storage.

Available trades from our skilled Licenced Independent Contractors include:-

  • Master Shipwright in timber, fiberglass and epoxy repairs
  • Marine diesel fitter
  • Marine Electronics and Electrical
  • Steel fabricator and general fitter
  • Metered electrical connections are widely available
  • Excellent security with CCTV and electronic access control

Stephen Morris, Boat builder

Providing a full range of boatbuilding, repairing and maintenance services on Kilrush marinas boatyard site from an 1800 Sq ft well equipped workshop.

I have 35 years experience building, repairing and maintaining craft from an optimist dinghy to a 120 ft barque.

Works currently underway in the autumn include…

 

A 9 ton cold moulded Harrison Butler cruising sloop and an 18 ft open water rowing boat in ply/epoxy, both new builds

A fleet of 4 one design race yachts as a Limerick City of culture project, regatta to be sailed in Limerick on Sept 20th

 

An example of a successful new build launched 3 years ago for Seol Sionna- a locally based group keen to offer people the experience of traditional sailing and learn more about local heritage-the 5 ton gaff cutter Sally o Keeffe, built traditionally from native larch planking on sawn oak frames and bronze and copper fastened

An epoxy/glass fibre collision repair to a 47 grp ketch

Some examples of insurance work completed by me here in Kilrush over the past seven years

  1. Extensive (approx. 20th ft both port and stud bottom) glass repairs to a 50 ft passenger vessel after she was driven ashore from her mooring in a gale. This work involved installing 2 new rudder tubes and rudders and propellers. 3 of her 7 watertight compartments were compromised and all this work was monitored and approved by the Irish Department of marine
  2. Collision repair to foam cored X yacht, area approx 8ft x 4ft, topsides holed right through
  3. Collision repair to Bowman 57 ft ketch involving a total re-spray of topsides after she was t-boned by a trawler in the port chain plate area

All of these insurance jobs were carried out using epoxy resins in a climate controlled environment

I am excited by the change of ownership of Kilrush marina and look forward to hearing your enquiries

087 7990091 / stephenedgarmorris@gmail.com


Aster Yachting, Naval Architecture Services

Aster Yachting Ltd offers Naval Architecture services, Marine Surveys & Specialist repairs. Check out our website https://www.asteryachting.ie

Marine Surveys:

  • Condition Surveys
  • Sale or Purchase Surveys
  • Insurance Surveys
  • Damage Surveys
  • Osmosis Surveys
  • Metal corrosion Surveys

Specialist Repairs:

  • Engine repairs
  • Engine overhauls
  • Hull repairs
  • Electrical installations
  • Interior rebuilds
  • Window replacement
  • Rig repairs
  • Technical advice on sails and rigs

Navel Architecture:

Call for more information on 086 6026700 or email on asteryachting@eircom.net

Over 40 years experience in the Marine trade, from Designing, Boat Building to fitting out timber, steel and GPR.

Adrian O’Connell director of Aster Yachting, is a naval architect and has been designing and building boats since the late 70’s. Adrian has had vast experience repairing and modifying commercial fishing vessels, going on to design and build fishing vessels up to 45ft in the 1980’s. He also built a number of traditional sailing crafts based on the Galway Hooker and the Gleoitoig designs, the most successful of which was St Roc built for Killary Adventure Centre.

https://www.asteryachting.ie