Welcome to Philbrook’s Boatyard, the Pacific Northwest’s premier full-service boatyard, offering onsite facilities for custom design and construction, and complete boat repairs. Our shipyard has been in continuous operation since 1950 and has earned a reputation for quickly adapting to changing markets and responding to the sophisticated needs of our customers.

Philbrook’s is recognized for building elegant custom motor and sailing yachts, while steadfastly keeping abreast of new technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques in the ship building and repair industries.


One of the greatest joys of yacht ownership is that feeling of control when you are confidently at the helm. But who is in control and tending to your yacht, when you are not on board? Philbrook's is pleased to provide professional yacht monitoring, to enhance the pleasures of yacht ownership by providing peace of mind for the yacht owner.

Benefits of Philbrook's Yacht Care Program

  • Delivered by highly trained professionals.
  • Establishes a regular and reliable schedule for visual inspections.
  • Produces prompt customized reports via e-mail, fax or mail.
  • Notifies you of any potential problems before they occur.
  • Provides you the assurance that your yacht is safe and secure, even when you are away.

Description of our Yacht Care Program

Philbrook's Yacht Care Program is a specialized service that provides visual inspection of yachts to ensure their safety and condition while the owners are away. A weekly inspection includes:

  • Ensure bilge pumps are in working order
  • Physically check (if accessible) to ensure all float switches activate the bilge pumps
  • Check all accessible through hull fittings (on/off as required) for weeping and corrosion.
  • Ensure batteries are charged
  • Check all windows and hatches for leaks
  • Secure all canvas and inspect for wear and tear, and ensure rain or snow is not being trapped
  • Run engines and generators (as required)
  • Check fridge's & freezers, inspect provisions for infestation
  • General inspection of all quarters and engine room or compartment
  • Check dock lines and fenders, dock connections (electrical & water)
  • Check auxiliary heaters/dryers(cords & plugs) for excessive warming
  • Flush heads
  • Flush water maker
  • Storm watch inspections (as required)
  • Monthly exterior washdown

Each month our Yacht Care staff will forward your inspection report to you via e-mail, fax, or mail. This reporting method means you can be confident that inspections have taken place and that you have been made aware of potential - and potentially costly - problems before they occur. Any items of concern would be reported immediately by telephone.

Additional services:

The Yacht Care Program can be tailored to client's specific needs by supplementing the basic plan with additional services. Additional services include:

  • 25% off cost of haul-outs when work done at Philbrook's Boatyard
  • 24 hour emergency service
  • Pre and Post - trip cleaning inside and out (let us know your departure / arrival time and where you want us to clean / detail)
  • Pre-trip provisioning (let us know the size of your party and the length of your trip)
  • Pre-trip fuelling and watering (let us know when you want to depart and we'll ensure that all tanks are topped and ready for use)
  • Detailing, including cleaning, waxing, buffing of exterior, and vacuuming, cleaning and polishing of interior
  • Bright work touch up - light touch up of bright work to maintain surface and protection
  • Yacht Delivery - delivery of your yacht by professional skipper / crew to the destination of your choice
  • Ground Transportation - direct comfortable and convenient ground transportation from air or ferry services to your yacht.

Subscription to Philbrook's Yacht Care Service*

Your investment in your yacht is significant. Philbrook's is committed to assisting you in the retention of the value of your yacht. Pricing for Philbrook's Yacht Care Service is determined as follows:

Yacht Care Program: $275.00 per month plus applicable taxes.

Additional Services: Billed at our standard hourly rate for the individual(s) involved.

* All fees are quoted in Canadian funds.