Svendsen’s Boat Works is relocating from Alameda to Richmond on Jan 1.
Early this year, the company, which has been in Alameda since 1963, was acquired by Bay Maritime, which owns Marine Boatworks of Richmond. The two companies will join forces at Bay Marine’s expanding site at 310 W Cutting Blvd. in Richmond, with the aim of becoming the premier boat repair facility in Northern California.
The combined Richmond facility will feature recently acquired land and state-of-the-art environmental improvements.
“The site will also include a new marine store, which is presently in the planning stage,” the company said.
At the store, customers will be able to access a full cache of services, including bottom and topside painting, rigging fabrication and installation, fiberglass and wood repair, metal fabrication and repair, engine repair and repower, custom refits and a 100-ton Travelift capacity.
“The quality and depth of experience we are creating in our Richmond yard will be unparalleled on the West Coast,” said Bill Elliott, President and CEO, Svendsen’s Boat Works.
Not all of Svendsen’s operations are coming to Richmond. Its products divisions, including the Wholesale Distribution and Chandlery, will continue to operate in the current location in the Alameda Marina.
Svendsen’s existing boatyard in Alameda will close its operations on Nov. 3, to facilitate the relocation to Richmond.
“While most of the Svendsen’s employees will transition to the new Svendsen’s/Bay Marine facility, some will transfer to Bay Ship & Yacht’s full-service shipyard in Alameda,” according to the company statement.