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Our Customers

Satisfied customers include government marine agencies, such as Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Fisheries and Oceans, Environment Canada and Parks Canada, which use Yates boats throughout the country.

Potential customers have ready access to a long list of satisfied customers who have volunteered to talk about their experience with products and service. Repeat customers have bought as many as four to six vessels. One family of ten brothers owns eight Yates boats.

What We Do

We manufacture 46 different sizes of fibreglass powerboats from 10 feet to 45 feet. We also manufacture sailboats from 30 feet to 44 feet and have a unique 33-foot motor sailer design. The shipyard includes a 350-foot waterfront dock and a 10,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant. We also sell all types of marine equipment and have access to any power or electrical packages a customer may require.

Yates Boatbuiding International Inc.

We have manufactured more than 2,500 fibreglass boats in Newfoundland in the past 25 years. The well-known and experienced Newfoundland boat builder and skipper Otto Yates founded the business in 1952. He built and operated wooden vessels up to 85 feet in length during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Otto and wife Mae passed on the family operation in 1987 to sons George and Dean, fifth-generation boat builders.

We great pride in every vessel, setting the most exacting standards and using only top quality products. We deliver turn-key packages customized to meet the unique needs of each customer. Kit boat-packages are also availabe for customers to finish themselves.  

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