Boat and Ship Building

Sri Lanka’s strategic geographical location on a key marine crossroads in the Indian Ocean, the country's fast-expanding technological capacity in boat building and drydock services and its potential for nautical tourism, have given rise to country’s ship and boat building industry. Having utilised its strategic location, highly trainable workforce, low labour cost, and the availability of one of the best natural harbours in the Asian region Sri Lanka now produces Ships and Boats that navigate global oceanic channels as well as inland waterways. Today, the country serves as a complete maritime service hub, which also offers a complete range of services, including assembly, refuelling, refit and repair for numerous types of boats and seagoing and inland watercraft.

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Industry Facts

  • $2.82 million

    in Export Revenue in 2021

  • 2000 people

    directly employed with 10000 indirect jobs

  • 22 boatyards

    devoted to exports

Major Boat & Ship Building Service Exporters

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  • NEIL FERNANDO AND CO PVT LTD

    Neil Fernando and Co.(Pvt.) Ltd which is part of the Penthouse Group of Companies is the Leading Fiber Glass Boat Builder in South Asia with over 48 Years of experience in building of Fishing Boats, Commercial & Work Boats, Passenger Ferries, Patrol & Surveillance Crafts, Luxury Motor Yachts & Cruisers and luxury Motor Sailors .Vessel lengths from 6 Mtrs. up to 35 Mtrs. All boats are manufactured in accordance to an International Standard where quality is never compromised on. The strength of the company is that it has the expertise and a wealth of experience that caters to the modern age of boat manufacturing.

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  • DHANUSHA MARINE LANKA EXPORTS PVT LTD

    Established in 1989, Dhanusha Marine is a manufacturer of FRP fishing boats, recreational crafts, work boats and yachts. The company owns four factories that have been established to supply finest quality products to highly developed boating markets around the world with the highly skilled workforce of over 100. The company utilizes its unique high value advantage compared to builders in other countries.

    Quality being the company's measure, we have always strived to produce a product which makes our customer happy, and we have found that our customers share their delight in owning/ selling Dhanusha Marine boats, by passing on their enthusiasm to other boat lovers.

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  • BAFF POLYMECH PVT LTD

    BAFF Polymech (Pvt) Ltd manufactures Ceycat catamarans from 47 to 55 feet and Ocean Diamond superyacht in infused composite designed by the French naval architect Erik Lerouge and by the French naval architecture bureau Sabrosa Rain.

    BAFF Polymech (Pvt) Ltd et Sail Lanka Charter (Pvt) Ltd are part of Sail Lanka Yachting Group, which has as objective to develop the yachting industry in Sri Lanka through boat building, chartering activities, the development of the infrastructure (mini-marina and marina) and a sailing school  (see Ruhunu Sailing Association).

    BAFF Polymech (Pvt) Ltd has now 2 boatyards in Sri Lanka and is benefiting from different joint ventures with foreign companies.

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  • A J FISHING INDUSTRIES PVT LTD

    AJ Fishing Industries (pvt) ltd, was established in Sri Lanka in 1985. We are a producer of high quality commercial fishing equipment. AJ Fishing Industries are also producing equipment for commercial and recreational fishing jigging. We have our own steel workshop, produce lead slowing and jigs, we also do our own nickel and copper plating. We moved into GRP production in year 2000, and have grown tremendously in our capacity and skills. We develop & manufacture leisure & luxury boats, commercial fishing boats, industrial Aperture, onshore aquaculture tanks, Transpotation products like FRP trailer tops & snow mobiles.

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  • SEALANIE BOAT YARD PVT LTD

    Welcome to the world of Sealanie Boatyard. We have the expertise in manufacturing finest quality multiday fishery boats. We have consistently strived to manufacture the best quality boats using quality construction materials and skilled manpower. We give meticulous attention to the quality of marine hardware, wood materials. Carefully selected materials are amalgamated with the latest in high tech composite construction techniques to provide a master piece in boats.

    With more than two decades of experience, we have established standards of excellence in the design and construction of multiday fishery boats. It is quite evident from our products and satisfied customers who have been with us for decades, appreciating and motivating us to produce world class boats. We take pride in our vast pool of employees consisting of carpenters, painters, engineers, and other managerial staff who are consistently on their toes to manufacture quality boats.

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  • G L YACHTING ASIA PVT LTD

    According To Grand Large Yachting Asia (Pvt) Limited’s Context, We Are Committed To Serve All Our Stakeholders Consistently By Exceeding Their Expectations And Understanding Needs, Providing Complete Solutions For Designing And Manufacturing Of Sophisticated Catamaran Yachts, And Related Operations By Optimizing Our Potentials Through Quality, Competency, Dedication, Professionalism, And Maximizing The Use Of “State-Of-Art” Technology For All Operations, Which Offering Innovative Solutions To The Requirements And Services Of The Customers And All Other Interested Parties.

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  • SOLAS MARINE LANKA PVT LTD

    SOLAS MARINE LANKA (PVT) LTD. is a shipbuilding company registered with Board of Investment of Sri Lanka. Incorporated in 1979 as “Blue Star Marine Ltd.” the Yard was taken over by the Solas Marine Group in 2008. The Yard has designed, manufactured and supplied over 25,000 Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) boats of varied designs and sizes. The range includes Pleasure crafts, Work boats, Fishing vessels, Surveillance and attack vessels for Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies, Rescue boats and Ambulance boats. Located at Wattala, near the Port of Colombo, situated on the bank of the Hamilton Canal the Yard has direct water access to the Indian Ocean with sea trailing and delivering facilities.

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  • Boat & ship building

    Boat & Ship building is a leading industry which is driving Sri Lanka towards greater industrialization. It contributes a significant share in the basket of exports and continues to grow, with a wide variety of products and services being offered to the international markets. The impetus for this industry has been received from the dynamic and burgeoning Ship repair industry which dates back to the early nineteen hundreds...

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  • Why sri lankan boat & ship building

    Sri Lanka the resplendent island in the centre of the Indian Ocean has a long and a proud history of boat building. It has a great advantage to become the hub for boat manufacturing in the Asian region due to its strategic location, highly trainable workforce and the labour cost advantage. Sri Lanka has one of the best natural harbours in the Asian region and its commercial port in Colombo is rated among the most economical and efficient which offers a complete service to shippers. With the dawn of peace in Sri Lanka, the boom in the tourism industry is opening up a new frontier of leisure and pleasure crafts. ..

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Sri Lanka produces ships and boats that navigate global oceanic channels as well as inland waterways, with a wide range of manufacturers and shipyards delivering various boat and shipbuilding and dry dock services

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