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

  • $279 million

    in Export Revenue in 2017

  • 2000 people

    directly employed with 10000 indirect jobs

  • 22 boatyards

    devoted to exports

Major Boat & Ship Building Service Exporters

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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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  • BLUE BOAT

    Blue Boat Company aspires to be Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent service provider to Seychelles and world at large, crafting luxury boats to world class standards, skillfully crafted fishing vessels to Seychelles standards, and providing services needed to the Seychellois to make them feel Sri Lanka a second home. Blue Boat was found in 2004. The company initially focused on exporting pre owned boats to Seychelles. The clients quickly recognized our uncompromised commitment to quality and practical, intuitive skills.

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  • COLOMBO DOCKYARD PLC

    Colombo Dockyard PLC operates four graving drydocks with maximum capacity up to 125,000 DWT located inside the port of Colombo, in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd. Japan since 1993. Company specializes as a ship repairer and builder located strategically at one of the main marine hubs close to main sea lanes.

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  • DHANUSHA MARINE LANKA EXPORTS PVT LTD

    Dhanusha Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd has been in the manufacture of fibreglass range of boats for over 25 years, and has created a niche in both the national & international markets. Quality being our 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 a Dhanusha Marine boat, by passing on their enthusiasm to other boat lovers.

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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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  • 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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  • NORTH WEST MARINE LANKA PVT LTD

    NorthWest Marine strive to set high standard In the fiberglass boat building industry in Sri Lanka with a unique mixture of theoretical know how and extensive hands of marine engineering field experience, often resulted very potential cost effective solution.

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Trade Fairs & Exhibitions

  • Expo 2020 Dubai

    EXPO 2020 Dubai, the most anticipated global mega trade event in the Gulf region, has been rescheduled to run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s gearing up to help shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all.

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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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Boat and Ship Building

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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