Lunenburg Shipyard is conveniently located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The shipyards location at the mouth of Lunenburg harbour makes it an ideal location as it’s only a day's sail away from Newport, Rhode Island and it is closer to Europe than any other port in United States. Lunenburg is only a 90-minute drive away from Halifax International airport, making it easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
Lunenburg Shipyard's talented and skilled workforce is key to legendary customer service. Our management and production team includes a wide variety of highly trained and qualified individuals, including Mechanical Engineers and technicians, Machinists, Mechanics, CWB Certified Welders, Pipe fitters, Riggers and Shipwrights who continue our heritage of excellence and innovation.
Our ability to manage refit and repair projects is second to none. We are ISO 9001:2008 registered and utilize the latest in project management techniques and technologies to keep your project on schedule and on budget. Below is a general list of what we offer.
- 1600ton Marine Slipway
- 1200ton Marine Slipway
- Side Transfer System
- 75ton Mobile Boat Hoist
LIFE™ has a very experienced engineering team. We have no problem designing new systems, re-designing old systems or trouble shooting existing problems. Our engineering department is always looking at how to get better efficiency out your engineering systems and will provide complimentary engineering consulting to existing clients. Take look through our professional services division on our website.
- Project Managment
- Mechanical Engineering
- Naval Architecture Consulting
- Research and Development
LIFE has been servicing yachts since after the second world war. Our first official yacht retrofit went to the “Vema” under the command of Captain Lou Kennedy, a native of New York. This project opened the doors to a greater diversification of marine servicing including luxury yachts.
Through the years we focused to better our service for luxury service sector including retrofitting vessels into beautiful sailing crafts.
This began with one ship, a steam-driven Bangor minesweeper and formerly the HMCS ‘Grand Mere’. Arthur Vining Davis, President of the Aluminum Company of America, purchased and brought Grand Mere to Lunenburg Foundry to have her converted from a ship to a private yacht. After the conversion was completed, the ship was sailed by a crew of Lunenburgers, mostly Foundry employees, from Lunenburg to New York City via the Cape Cod Canal and Long Island Sound, where she was delivered to her new owners.
Conversions and repurposing vessels into private yachts like the Louis Reef or the Migrant all occurred over the years but the servicing didn’t stop there. The M/Y Zein, a former honeymoon yacht, which was at one point owned by Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, underwent a major refit at the Lunenburg Foundry. This further developed the Foundry’s skills as a yacht servicing shipyard and now services award winning and world renown yachts like Alumercia and the catamaran, Star 7, and many more.
Since the end of WWII the Shipyard has been servicing vessels of all shapes and sizes. From wooden work vessels to elaborate modern mega yachts the Shipyard offers a diversified set of services to fit the project. This would not happen, and could not happen, without a supportive and collaborative community network with a workforce that’s ready to take on any challenge.