Swantown Boatworks

Boatyard is OPEN, limited operation ONLY

The Boatworks Yard is open and operating on a limited basis only. Boatyard office is closed to the public until further notice. CALL FOR ALL INQUIRIES. Do not approach outside staff with questions.Business will be conducted by phone and email only.

We ask that all customers and contractors practice 6-10ft. social distancing, as our operation depends on the public’s ability to abide by these guidelines.


Swantown Boatworks boatyard is owned and operated by the Port of Olympia. Serving our boating community since 1999, we operate a 82 ton Marine Travel-Lift, hauling vessels from 17' to 80' in length and up to 21’ wide. Our jib crane has a 10,000 pound capacity. Forklift and crane services are also available on site.

The 3.6 acre yard is fenced, lighted and has the capacity to store up to 60 vessels, and includes a mast storage area, security, and a public restroom. To keep our waterways clean, we also feature a state of the art wash down and water treatment facility for boats that are pressure washed. See our services and rates to get details on rates and Swantown Boatworks services.

Boatyard Amenities

  • 82 ton Travelift with overhead Boom crane
  • Licensed & Insured Contractors on site
  • 24 Hour Restroom Facilities
  • Compressed Air, Water, 30 & 50 amp power
  • Fully fenced; lighted & secured with evening security patrols
  • Garbage & Recycling
  • Bottom Paint Dust Disposal

Services Provided in the Boatyard

Services provided in the boatyard consist of full service, on-site tenants in the Marine Services Building, and various mobile contractors to meet all of your boat maintenance and repair needs. See our service providers to get details and contact information on these services.
  • Electrical Services
  • Engine repair, diesel and gasoline
  • Fabrication, Welding, Refinishing, Fiberglass, and Woodworking
  • Hull and Bottom Painting
  • Marine Supplies
  • Rigging services

DIY Repair Information

Do it yourselfers are welcome at Swantown Boatworks.  Information on our Best Management Practices and bottom paint sanding requirements should be reviewed prior to starting work on your boat inside the boatyard.