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Covid-19 Second Wave Increased Protocols

Unfortunately, Covid-19 exposure in our area is again rising, and it appears that we are entering the "second wave" of the pandemic.  East River Shipyard remains dedicated to implementing prevention measures to help keep everyone safe while limiting exposure as much as possible.  Keeping with the guidelines as published by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness,, we are going to do our part to stay healthy and prevent the continued spread of the virus. 

We ask that all of our clients and visitors join us in adhering to these guidelines.  Going forward, we ask that customers, clients and visitors limit in-person contact as much as possible by communicating via email and/ or phone, and scheduling an appointment for those matters that require a physical meeting.  As much as possible, these meetings will be conducted outside on the property.  Masks will be required in the office area, and social distancing will be respected throughout the yard.

We wish everyone good health.  With appropriate measures in place, we look forward to continuing to offer you our uninterrupted, top quality service as we work our way through this.   

Brad and the Team at East River Shipyard Ltd.

About East River Shipyard Ltd.

Who We Are

East River Shipyard is a full service marine facility located on Nova Scotia's South Shore between Halifax and Lunenburg. We are the largest capacity facility in our region and we cater to both pleasure crafts and commercial vessels up to 70 Tons.


John Harries

"Phyllis and I have stored our 56 foot expedition sailboat Morgan's Cloud at East River Marine for five winters and over that time the staff have cared for her as they would their own. We also unstep and re-step our 75 foot mast each fall and spring, a complex operation that the East River crew have down to a fine art. We have repeatedly recommended East River Marine to other boat owners, the ultimate testimonial."

Lisa Millett-Stevens

"We have received excellent service since our boat has been hauled at East River Shipyard Ltd. Would highly recommend the full service yard."

Alan. H. Altass

"As the operations manager for a large tour boat I look at 3 questions before taking our vessel to a shipyard:

1. Are their estimates for work reasonable
2.  Are they capable of doing the work at request
3.  Are they able to react quickly to emergency situations to meet my

 East River Shipyard has proven they can meet all of my expectations."



Opening Hours

Summer Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sat: 8:30 am - 4pm

Sun: 10am - 2pm


We are the largest capacity boat yard in our region. With our 70T travel lift, over 27,000 sq. ft. indoor storage including 15,000 sq. ft. heated storage and 12 acres facility we can service your hauling, launching and storage needs. Our staff have a strong history and reputation for quality and care of service. Whenever you work with East River Shipyard Ltd., you can trust that you’re in great hands.

We want all of our customers to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with East River Shipyard Ltd.. We offer a full suite of services for your vessel and we have specialists on site that can meet your needs. With East River Shipyard Ltd. we make your life easier and stress free. You can trust us to  provide you with the best  service in the industry.

We offer a wide range of marine products, accessories and equipment. If the product you're looking for is not in stock we can usually have it delivered the next day. We pride ourselves in competitive pricing and efficient customer service.

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