Boatyard Prices

What we do

WBS Sorrento is situated on a 2½ acre site with 3 dedicated boat building sheds and a full engineering workshop.  

  • Full working boatyard facilities with two travel lifts.
  • Yanmar certified diesel engine technicians.
  • Extensive expertise in all facets of boat building from new vessel construction, to restorations and insurance work.
  • Slipping and storage of vessels weekly or throughout the year.
  • Queenscliff workshop with access to extensive hard stand, 150 tonne travel lift, and all other W.B.S. services.
  • Dedicated trade qualified professionals.
WBS Boatyard & Marine Travel Lift

WBS Standard Boatyard Pricing - Current from 01 July 2014

Includes haul out at Sorrento launching ramp, transport to WBS & set down on hard stand.
20ft and under $225.00
24ft and under $250.00
26ft and under $270.00
32ft and under on large triaxle trailer $380.00
Over 32ft by private treaty
Boat Home Deliveries Local Area Only Price by private treaty N/A

WBS Travel Lift Use

Lift to / from Transport (Allowance for 1 hr loading/unloading) $250.00
Additional time in slings $50.00 per hour
Yardage 20ft $36.00 per week
24ft and under $44.00 per week
26ft and under $55.00 per week
32ft and under $66.00 per week
VSR Rib on Trailer $33.00 per week
Over 32ft by private treaty
Bottom Clean High pressure wash down. $3.00 per foot
Additional high pressure cleaning work. $50.00 per 1/2 hour
Boat Building / Repairs Insurance work, restorations, repairs undertaken by trained WBS trade professional shipwrights. $90.00 per hour
Diesel Engine Work Service work, repowers, general diesel maintenance undertaken by Yanmar trained and authorised diesel mechanics. $100.00 per hour
Engineering workshop Fuel & Water tanks made to the Australian standard. Bow Rails. Stainless Steel & Aluminium welding. Propeller shaft manufacture, general sheet metal & turning jobs. P.O.A
Painting Airless spray painting for antifouling. $90.00 per hour
Brush painting, boats in the yard. $70.00 per hour
Centreplate / Case Maintenance
for 26ft Couta Boats
Plate removal $90.00
Inspection for worm infestation, tarring x2 coats (the only sure fire way for keeping the worms out), sand smooth plate, rust convert if required, paint with 2pk anti-corrosive underwater metal primer, paint with 2pk gloss. $560.00
Plate re-installation $150.00
Smaller plates reflect a discount of up to 25%
Vessel transportation Launching ramp slipping, Travel Lift, Truck, trailer including labour. P.O.A.
Insurance surveys Written insurance valuation if the vessel is in the WBS yard, Queenscliff or BYS Marina. $195.00
Prepurchase inspections are quoted on.
Signwriting Price determined according to requirements.
Ad for sale of boat on WBS website Listing for 3 months, includes detailed ad & photo gallery, also including display advertisement in the noticeboard outside WBS premises. $250.00
Fork Lift / Crane with Driver Minimum Hire 1/2 hour.  $50.00 per 1/2 hour
Festo Sander Hire 1/2 day hire $50.00
full day hire $80.00

All charges exclude GST.
Prices subject to change without notice.

Payment: Balance of all invoices payable prior to launching unless arranged by private treaty.

The suitability of vessels for all services to be decided by WBS


Queenscliff Harbour Boatyard and Marine Travel Lift
Haulout & return to water (Includes hold in Slings 1hr) Price*
00 - 10m $450.00
10 - 13m $637.00
13 - 15m $735.00
15 - 18m $882.00
18 - 21m $1029.00
21 - 24m $1416.00
24+ m $1716.00
Additional time in slings (per hour) $100.00


Haulout and return to water (Includes hold in slings 1hr) Large Fork Price*
00 - 8m $250.00



Lift to / from Transport (one way charge) Price*
00 - 10m $350.00
10 - 13m $455.00
14 - 15m $525.00
15+ m $630.00



Hardstand - includes power & water Price (per m per day)*
00 - 10m $6.00
10 - 15m $8.00
15 - 18m $9.00
18+ m $10.00



Additional Services Per Price*
Fork - Large with driver ½ hour $100.00
Fork - Small self drive with licence hour $55.00
Fork - Small with driver ½ hour $60.00
Gerni Hire - on cradle use only hour $50.00
Maintenance Berth 1 - 2 weeks day $44.00
Maintenance Berth 2+ weeks day $66.00
Site Clean Up Fee   $250.00
Test & Tag - 10 + Portable applicances each $5.00
Test & Tag - Portable applicances each $8.00
Wash with hydroblast (inc labour) ½ hour $60.00
Environmental Levy of 2% on all services    



Other Information

  • $200 deposit required for all lifts
  • All prices GST inclusive
  • Charges apply for weekends
  • 24 hour notice required for booking changes - "No Show" policy applies
  • Balance of all invoices payable prior to launching = "No Cash No Splash"




* All prices shown here are copied from the Queenscliff Harbour website. Whilst we regulary update the prices here to match the Queenscliff Harbour website, these prices are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.