Svendsen’s to Close Alameda Boatyard
Svendsen’s Boat Works recently announced that it will move to Richmond on Jan. 1, 2018. Svendsen’s will join Bay Marine Boatworks at its Richmond facility, 310 Cutting Blvd.
Bay Marine is owned by Bay Maritime, which acquired all divisions of Svendsen’s, including Svendsen’s Marine Distributing, Svendsen’s Rigging Shop and Svendsen’s Metal Works last January (“North Shore Maritime Businesses to Consolidate,” Dec. 6, 2016). Bay Maritime is also the parent company of Alameda’s Bay Ship & Yacht.
According to Bill Elliot, Svendsen’s president and CEO, his company’s customers will have access “to the full cache of services in Richmond.” These include painting, rigging fabrication and installation, fiberglass and wood repair and metal fabrication and repair, along with engine repair and repower, custom refits and a 100-ton Travelift capacity.
Svendsen’s existing boatyard in Alameda will close next Friday, Nov. 3, to facilitate the company’s relocation to Richmond and the eventual redevelopment of the Alameda Marina. Svendsen’s products divisions, including the wholesale distribution and chandlery, will continue to operate at the Alameda Marina.