|Colin beashel marine is sydneys premier boatyard and marina, specialising in boat maintenance, boat repairs, boat moorings, boat rigging. |
Colin Beashel Marine is a family owned and operated boatyard and marina in Pittwater, NSW. One of the most ideal sailing and boating locations in the world.
Colin Beashel OAM is the director of Colin Beashel Marine and has over 30 years experience in the marine industry as a fully qualified shipwright. His team, consisting of 8 other fully qualified shipwrights and apprentices specialise in all forms of timber boat restorations, repairs and maintenance.
Colin and his teams extensive experience and attention to detail is what sets Colin Beashel Marine apart from the rest. No matter what the job you can be sure that both the materials and the craftmanship will be of the highest quality.
Formerly, Beashel's Yacht Basin the boatshed was purchased from Herbert 'Bluey' Ludgater by Ken and Barbara Beashel in 1962. The shed had no electricity, no garbage service and no water supply. They used Gas Lamps for light and ran a generator to power the bare essentials. The Beashel family grew the business from there, Ken built yachts and launches out of the boatshed while Barbara and Colin ran a successful yacht charter business.
In 1984, the boatshed was completely re-designed and re-built in order to provide better marine services and better handle the needs of the growing business. Exactly 10 years later, after working side by side as owners and operators, Ken stepped down from the business and Colin took the reigns. Today, Colin Beashel Marine still operates out of that same yard in Elvina Bay. Colin and his team still pride themselves on being a family owned and operated company, and still uphold the tradition of fine craftmanship and attention to detail.
About Colin Beashel About Mark Solomon
Director General Manager
Colin Beashel OAM grew up living above the marina and has been around boats since a very young age. He started his sailing career in a Manly Junior and quickly progressed to bigger and better things. Today, he is recognised as one of Australia's best yachtsmen having competed in 6 Olympic Games, 2 Americas cup campaigns including the winning Australia II team and has won numerous world championships. Colin is a fully qualified shipwright with over 30 years in the marine industry, all of which have been spent working and running the marina in Elvina Bay.
Mark joined Colin Beashel Marine in 1996 as a young 1st year apprentice. Over 10 years later, Mark has finished his apprenticeship and is a fully qualified, highly experienced shipwright. When Colin is away sailing, Mark takes the reigns of the yard ensuring the high work standards are maintained. When Colin is around however, the two of them can regularly be seen deep in decision making discussion, or on the rare occassion, sharing a friday afternoon beer with the rest of the team.