Located in the Port of Port Townsend's heavy-haulout yard, Haven Boatworks accommodates a number of vessels with both indoor and outdoor facilities. Our boat shop can fit one to three vessels for a total length of 80 feet. With a heated slab, the shop provides a year-round work space. Also on site is a fully equipped wood shop, metal/welding shop, and mechanic shop.
Our Leaders -
Stephen Gale, Owner/Manager - Stephen spent three years cruising the Atlantic and Caribbean before coming to Port Townsend to attend the Northwest School for Wooden Boat Building, and eventually becoming an instructor there. Stephen then worked for Ernie Baird at Baird Boat Company for eight years before becoming Owner/Manager of Haven Boatworks.
Julia Maynard, Owner/Manager - Julia comes to Haven Boatworks with over 30 years of experience in the marine trades, spanning from Mystic Seaport, to San Francisco, to Port Townsend. She is renowned for her skills as a finisher, as well as her youthful apprenticeship to John Gardner, curator at Mystic Seaport Museum. She also built a boat with her husband, George, and sailed S/V Zulu across the South Pacific to Australia.
How We Work
We have a great team of people experienced in shipbuilding and shipwright work, joinery repair and construction, traditional paint and varnish, mechanical and systems, metalwork, and diesel engine sales, parts and service.
Haven Boatworks is proud of its commitment to its customers. We believe that good communication with our customers is essential in any project. Our weekly billing cycle ensures that our customers are kept fully apprised of the status of their project. We have developed many enduring relationships with our vessel owners due to the quality of our work and our honesty and integrity.
"All of her below the waterline work has been performed by Haven Boatworks since even before Stephen and Julia bought the place! They are the best. I just had an unfortunate event in Northern BC where Olympus pulled her anchor and went aground on the rocks - I towed her over 400 miles to have them work on her. Their labor rates are more than fair - their knowledge of wooden boats is impeccable - the quality of work is far above what I have ever found in Seattle where the yacht is normally moored. I wholeheartedly recommend them!" - Owner, M/V Olympus