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About Us

The Best Boat Yard and Yacht Service Serving The Alabama Gulf Coast

One of the best things about being located along the Alabama Gulf Coast is our proximity to neighboring ports including Pascagoula, Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi to our west and Orange Beach, Alabama, Pensacola, Ft. Walton, Destin and Panama City, Florida to our east. Your experience at Nelson Boatyard will be one to remember. Our first class marine services are second to none.

First In Yacht Repair Business And Going Strong Since 1951  

With over 70 years in the yacht and boat repair business in Alabama, we have seen it all. We were one of the first boat and repair facilities that served the massive commercial shrimping and fishing fleet. Before boat lifts came into play, we pulled boats from the water by sled and rail method of dry-dock. We are one of the last remaining boat yards in Alabama that can do it all. Whether you want to repair a wooden classic or a new Viking, we can help you.

Over the years, we have grown with the times and can serve the needs of boats on our two 60 ton travel lifts. Both our lifts are strong and can carefully pick your boat up out of the water and gently place her in our boat yard. Our boat yard and yacht repair facilty is next to our paint and wood crafting shop to minimize down time. 

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