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, and container storage for any kind of items.  In addition, we have a large slip where vessels up to 15 tons can be launched.

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

Several small individual businesses operate out of the Boatyard, providing everything from metal fabrication and mechanical services to paintwork and cabinet making.

We actively encourage hands-on individuals who like to work on their boats.  The Boatyard itself doesn’t offer boat maintenance services. The business focuses on providing marine storage for the practically minded boat owner, who likes to roll up their sleeves!  

Over the years, many individuals have chosen to build 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 sizeable corrugated hanger where we can store up to 15 boats.  Shed 2 is a Dutch-barn style shed that stores up to 4 yachts.

Outdoor yard storage

We have several areas within the yard designated for outdoor boat storage, and we can accommodate yachts 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

We have a number of prime quality shipping containers for storage purposes, and additional containers can be brought in as needed, upon request. 

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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