Welcome to Fairlie Boat Builders

With over 40 years’ experience in the boat building repair industry we provide Top Quality Craftsmanship and can tailor our services to your requirements.

Fairlie Boat Builders provide a comprehensive range of Boat Building and Repair services ranging from new builds through to major structural repairs, oar making, bespoke fit out and teak decking manufacture and replacement. Contact us with your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. 

St Ayles Skiff underconstruction Home of Traditional Boatbuilding

We are pleased to announce that we have just been accredited as an RYA Training Centre and will be delivering the Diesel Engine Maintenance Course which is designed to give owners practical experience in maintenance and care of their inboard diesel engines.

"The course is certificated and is aimed at novices who may be apprehensive of tackling the noisy bit of their boat."

Courses will take place on the last Saturday of every month during the winter.

With a maximum of 8 people per group to ensure the benefits of the course are fully met.

We use a fully operational Yanmar 2gm engine and a Yanmar 1gm for theory.

The course is an essential tool for any yachts person who wants to understand the operation and care of their engine. 

Courses cover:

  • Fuel System.
  • Cooling System.
  • Air System.
  • Engine Electrics.
  • Essential spares & tools.
  • Fault Finding.
  • Winterising your Engine.

On completion of the course you will have the confidence to carry out your own maintenance and winterising procedures with ease and save yourselves hundreds of pounds per year in bills.

You should not be put off by the unknown as engines are actually relatively easily understood and our instructor has had many years of experience in running these courses with 100% positive feedback from previous participants.

  • Courses will run from 9.30 am, will conclude at around 4.30 pm,
  • Include Tea, Coffee "and maybe even a biscuit or 2"
  • Lunch will be available at the Village Inn in Fairlie.
  • Course cost will be £75 per person
  • Includes your training Handbook & Certificate.

Please email or call to book your place on what we anticipate being a popular addition to our services.

Contact Details

Fairlie Boat Builders

Unit 1B

Fairlie Quay Marina 

Main Road,  

Fairlie, Ayshire


KA29 0AS

Contact us

Tel: (01475) 560025

Email: fairlieboatbuilders@gmail.com


You can also use our contact form.

Opening times

Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm


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