Welcome to Philbrook’s Boatyard, the Pacific Northwest’s premier full-service boatyard, offering onsite facilities for custom design and construction, and complete boat repairs. Our shipyard has been in continuous operation since 1950 and has earned a reputation for quickly adapting to changing markets and responding to the sophisticated needs of our customers.

Philbrook’s is recognized for building elegant custom motor and sailing yachts, while steadfastly keeping abreast of new technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques in the ship building and repair industries.



In order to join Philbrook’s highly-skilled Wood Department, employees must have a passion for the trade and consistently produce high-quality work. Many of our trades-people are certified or working towards certification. We believe in the apprenticeship program and our apprentices have consistently been in the top 5% of their class at facilities such as BCIT.

We have a diverse complement of skills within the Wood Department, from traditional Boat Builders, Shipwrights, Joiners, Commercial & Architectural mill-workers to Timber Framers, Fine Furniture Makers and Designers. We do everything from customizing existing cabinetry, building new furniture, teak decks and molds of all types and sizes to the simplest of maintenance projects.

Structural Repairs

  • Grounding Damage
  • Planking/Refastening
  • Water Damage/Rot Repairs
  • Mould Building

Interior Woodwork

  • Consulting, Design & Drawings
  • Full Interior Refits
  • Single Room Upgrades (bathroom, bedroom, galley, helm stations, etc...)
  • Custom One-Off Cabinets/Furniture (of all kinds)
  • Stairs & Handrails
  • Solid-Surface Counter Tops & Surrounds
  • Modifying Existing Cabinetry (additional storage, pullouts & access)
  • Floor Coverings (wood, laminate, rubber, cork, carpet, tile, linoleum, etc...)
  • Veneering
  • Trim, Casements, Baseboards, etc...
  • Sound Insulation & Cladding
  • Art Work, Carving, Sculpture, etc...

Exterior Woodwork

  • Impact Damage
  • Custom Cap-rails, Handrails, Guard Rails, Swim Grids, etc...
  • Stairs & Tread
  • New Cabinets (stowage, seating, serving & tables)
  • Windows, Ports & Hatches
  • Hardware Replacement & Upgrades
  • Dinghy Chocks & Davits Installation

Service & Maintenance

  • Adjusting Hardware
  • Re-bedding/Replacing Hardware
  • Leak Repairs
  • Installing Graving Pieces/Spot Repairs

Teak Decks

  • Custom Prefabricated Teak Decks (see brand new teak deck on Extravaganzza)
  • Renewing Caulking & Surfacing Teak Decks


Bring our Wood Department your great idea and we'll create it for you!





"Passion for wood and a desire to craft quality joinery describe the professionals in the Woodwork Department. It is our commitment and our pleasure to provide value, service and quality to our customers."
— Joey Olson (Department Lead Hand)