Welcome to Carriden Boatyard!

We are a small boatyard business situated on the shores of the Forth Estuary in Bo’ness, just outside of Edinburgh.

We offer indoor storage for boats in our sheds, outdoor storage in the yard, as well as container storage for any kind of items.  We have a large slip where vessels up to 15 ton can be launched.

The business was first established in 1992 and has now proven itself to be a secure and happy place for boat owners to keep their boats, and work on them themselves.

There are a number of small individual businesses operating out of the boatyard, providing everything from metal fabrication, and mechanical services, to paintwork and cabinet making.

These businesses often provide services to the boat owners who keep their boats at the boatyard.

We actively encourage hands-on individuals who like to work on their own boats.  The Boatyard itself doesn’t offer boat maintenance services as the business itself is focused on providing marine storage for the practically minded boat owner, who likes to roll up their sleeves! Over the years a number of individuals have chosen built their own boats from scratch at the boatyard.  These have included beautifully crafted wooden sailing dinghies to 45-foot steel motorboats, and everything in between. The boatyard is a sociable and friendly place where people of all backgrounds, race or gender, can come together to pursue their interests in a positive and constructive environment.

Indoor boat storage

We have two large buildings for storing boats.  Shed 1 is a large corrigated hanger where we can store up to 20 boats.  Shed 2 is a Dutch barn style shed capable of storing up to 4 yachts.

Outdoor yard storage

We have several areas within the yard designated for outdoor boat storage and we can accomodateyachts up to 50 feet and 15 tons in weight.

Slip access

All customers’ boats can be launched on the slip free of charge and for larger craft the assistance of a tractor is available by arrangement between a local contractor and tenant for a reasonable fee.

Shipping Container Storage

September 2018 will see the launch of a range of prime quality shipping containers for storage purposes.  These will be very competitively priced.

Come and visit the boatyard?

If you think we could be the right kind of boatyard for you, why don’t you arrange an appointment to come and visit us, talk through your requirements and see us for yourself?
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