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Slipyard at
Margate Marina

Located just 20 minutes south of Hobart, Margate Marina has a well-established slipping service with an excellent reputation, competitive pricing, security and managed access for owners and trades. Most trades are located nearby and are familiar with the slipyard.

The slipyard is environmentally friendly and fully equipped with the facilities and services to meet your needs. We can safely haulout your yacht, motor boat or catamaran.

Margate Marina can slip vessels up to 18m (60’) and up to 23 tonnes, including catamarans. We use a Roodberg submersible slipway trailer (a Dutch world leader in slipway transport systems). Its adjustable carrier pads form with the boat’s hull seamlessly and prevent damage. Boat handling is not only faster and more economical, but also safer.

The slipyard area has ample space and facilities for sand blasting, pressure washing and general maintenance by trades and owners. DIY clients are welcome.

Future plans include a 750sq metre marine trades building which will be tenanted to trades such as shipwrights, riggers, mechanics, electricians, chandlery and a boat sales brokerage.

The only marina in Tasmania offering this combination of customer benefits:

  • Office open 7 days
  • Daily boat checks
  • Fuel 24/7
  • Free pump-out
  • 24 hr CCTV
  • Gated access for members
  • Courtesy car for marina customers
  • Floating pontoon berths from 10m to 40m
  • Hardstand and trailer storage options

Our Slipyard Features

  • Roodberg hydraulic submersible trailer with lift capacity of 23 tonnes
  • Able to lift catamarans up to 10 meters wide (maximum capacity of 20 tonnes)
  • Highly skilled operators.
  • Environmentally friendly wash bay with high pressure water blast
  • Spacious hardstand working area
  • Designated abrasive blasting zone
  • CCTV surveillance, gate tag access after hours
  • Floating fuel pontoon (diesel and Unleaded 91) adjacent to ramp
  • Office open 7 days

What customers are saying

My brother and I have had our Adams 40 at the new Margate Marina for well over a year and we are very happy with the quality, service and facilities! The staff are very professional and at the same time very friendly, making it a pleasure to be there! Its position on one of the best cruising grounds in Australia is brilliant! We definitely recommend this state of the art facility to all mariners and we look forward to the continuing development of the marina.

Andrew Fazackerley, “Windshadow”

Berthing at Margate Marina is a delight. Of all the marinas in the greater Hobart area, Margate is the best value for money, the best views, the best access to beautiful places and the best staff and culture. As liveaboards we feel safe and comfortable in the Marina, and if it weren’t for the whistling of the wind through the lines we’d have no reason to think it was windy at all: our boat barely moves!

Maeve McGregor, "Kismet"

It makes sense for me to have my boat at Margate Marina as I live in Kingston and Bruny Island is close at hand. The staff are very obliging and helpful and the slipping facility for my yacht was brilliant.

Pat Dermoudy, "HQ"

I have been extremely satisfied with the service from Margate Marina. The berths are wide and all the pontoons are very well engineered and stable. There is plenty of room between the arms for manoeuvring my vessel. The service provided by the staff has been excellent and very accommodating. I shall be keeping my vessel here for some time.


Thanks for the expert service when Andromeda was hauled recently at Margate Marina. I needed the boat supported clear of the ground to allow work under the keel. This was possible with your hydraulic trailer and the hull was well propped and supported so that the 50 knot gusts during the time on the hard were not a problem. A very satisfactory experience.

Roger Locke

The service provided by Margate Marina is as good as I could want. You are prompt, friendly and competent. Having used both the DSS and Port Cygnet each for about 10 years your service compares favourably. I will continue to use your facility and look forward to further developments in the services available. The yard system and haul out trailer work well together. The stands hold my yacht in a convenient position to work on. It was interesting to hear about the marina development. We could be interested in occupying a berth when the development opens.

Andrew, "Mollycoddle" (11 metres, Adams design)

I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Justin and his team at Margate Marina for their support and positive attitude whilst having my boat on the slip for 2 weeks recently. I was really impressed with the new trailer and hardstands purchased recently, a real positive moving forward for your business. I highly recommend you guys to anyone looking at slipping their boats and I believe in time to come once the word is out your business will develop and grow as it should. Keep up the good work and once again thank you and we'll see you on the next slip.

Dennis Lord, "Morphik"

Just a short message of appreciation of your team at the Margate Marina, Justin, Emily, Gary & Dion. This last slip involved a lot of time and effort and at every stage of the work everyone was extremely helpful and co-operative. Could you please pass on my thanks and appreciation to all.

Colin Evans

Speak to our friendly team about your boating needs or visit us to check out our berths!