Al Larson Boat Shop
Boat Shop
"There are good ships and there are wood ships, and ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be."

Al Larson Boat Shop was established in 1903 and is located at the entrance of Fish Harbor. It consists of 7.70 acres: 2.35 acres of land and 5.35 acres of water including the marina.

Al Larson Boat Shop is a full service shipyard which incorporates four marine railways, a floating drydock and dockside work areas all separated by wood docks and piers. The marine railways range from 100 tons to 1,250 tons with the ability to haul-out barges up to sixty feet wide and two-hundred and fifty feet long. The floating dry dock is two hundred feet long and forty-four feet wide with the ability to haul vessels up to one thousand tons.

In support of the boat yard are wood, welding and machine shops, storage areas, and crew quarters (used when government contracts require office and living space for military personnel). Portable and fixed cranes, portable forklifts, welders, sand blasting equipment, etc., are utilized throughout the facility.

Key Services

  • Marine Repair
  • Field Service
  • Full Service Machine Shops


Al Larson Boat Shop's expertise is ship repair and alterations of commercial, government and larger private vessels on and off site. Our facility has (4) marine railways and (1) floating drydock in which to haul vessels from water to facilitate underwater hull repairs such as propeller, propeller shaft, structural repair/alteration, surface preparation and preservation. We also have ample dock space to perform 'dockside' repairs when dryberthing is not required. Repair of various tugboats, fishing vessels, research craft, fireboats, barges, Navy craft, Coast Guard craft constructed of wood, aluminum and steel have been successfully overhauled and repaired at our facility.
We staff qualified personnel to perform all marine repair activities ~ Click on a link below for a description of our machinery and capabilities.
Machine Shops