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Careel Bay Marina

Careel Bay Marina has been in business for over 40 years. Our goals are to provide professionally managed boat storage and boating repair and maintenance services, while also providing safe community access to Avalon and the waterways of Pittwater.

Careel Bay Marina is a local organisation that supports the recreational and commercial activities of boat owners and waterways business operators in Pittwater.

We are located in George Street, AVALON on beautiful Careel Bay.

Careel Bay Marina has been in business for over 40 years. Our goals are to provide professionally managed boat storage and boating repair and maintenance services, while also providing safe community access to Avalon and the waterways of Pittwater.

We also endeavour to provide you and your guests with a pleasant and carefree point to start and finish your day on Pittwater.

Careel Bay Marina is currently proposing to upgrade its facilities to provide modern and safe facilities for the Boating and Local Community while continuing to promote the charm and history of the site. Please visit the “Development” page for further details.
Complete Boat Maintenance Services & Slipping Facilities

Careel Bay Marina's slipway facility can accommodate 4 vessels up to 70T. The traditional slip ensures Careel Boat Services can offer a full and extensive range of boat maintenance and support services.

The slipways portfolio consists of large and small vessels. The range extends to large vessels such as;

62 Swan, 62 Oyster, 75 Norman Wright, 53 Hanse, Princess & Squadron Cruisers, 68 Monte Fino, Preditor Sunseeker, Riviera / Mariner Cruisers ……

Through to small vessels;

Hinkley 40, Halvosen Cruisers, Traditional 30, Trailer Sailors, Catalina 28, Riviera 3000, Bertram 25, Southwind 580, Sydney 38, Tophat 25, Cuddles, Bluebird, Etchells ……



“for vessels up to 70T and 24 meters (Yachts & Cruisers)”

Our experienced and friendly Slipway Team lift over 400 vessels per annum and all vessels are worked on by our on-site professionals.

Careel Bay Marina now provides the Pittwater and Sydney boating community with very competitive services. Sydney Harbour based boats now constitute a very significant proportion of our maintenance portfolio.


Careel Bay Marina takes pride our fast, efficient and cost competitive “slip / clean / anti-foul” services. All vessels are jet blasted and wet rubbed, while all anti-foul is applied with an “Airless Spray Gun”. Our Team takes great pride in the final finish of the hull which results in a quality job for all our customers.

Full anti-foul strip-off’s are also carried out by the Slipway Team. Once again all epoxy primers and other paint coatings are applied by airless spray.


“specialising in varnish work and complete re-spray's”

“Smiley” Cannon is on-site to provide the very best in painting works. The Cannon’s resume for timber and glass paint jobs is extensive. There is no job to big or small for our Team.

Smiley is extremely well known for his delicate brush work, thus providing him with one of the very best names in the industry for varnish work.

The spraying of Topsides and Superstructures on all styles of vessels is their specialty. Careel Bay’s facilities allow the Team to “make-over” any style and size of vessel. This service has proven to be very popular throughout the Pittwater Marinas & Sydney boating community


“Committed to expert results in all traditional and modern shipwright services”

Darren Skinner and his Team have provided hundreds of customers with professional shipwright services. Our large Team of six (6) professionals ensures that their experiences overlap providing customers with guaranteed quality.

Darren’s Team provides support for the Riviera Group by carrying out regular boat maintenance services, teak decks and any modifications.

Our Teams fine timber work is amongst the best, with Teak Decks proving to be the most popular service. However, Darren is sought for unique jobs that require skilful solutions and committed tradesman.

Glass work and other services such as Bow Thruster installations are also carried out professionally and competitively.


Careel Bay has identified that today’s boat and its Owner requires specialized services. Our Team of four (4) marine mechanics is made up of the following;

Petrol Mechanic - Two (2) qualified marine mechanics focusing on Outboard Motors, Stern Drive Units and Inboard Petrol Motors

Diesel Mechanics / Engineering - Our two (2) diesel marine mechanics share the load. Mark Masters focuses on the smaller diesel motors while Wally King tackles the large diesel engines. Over 50 years of combined experience makes all jobs achievable.

All our marine mechanics offer routine engine maintenance, engine installations, engine rebuilds, engineering solutions etc.


Marina electrician
•Refrigeration & gas services
•Stainless Steel fabrication & metal works
•Trimming / Upholstery

Careel Bay Marina
George Street
Avalon New South Walaes
02 9918 2331

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