ABLE MARINE Shipwrights

Servicing the Kettering waterfront with excellent service for over 25 years.


Blending old world craftsmanship  with twenty first century technology.

Able Marine – Quality Shipwrights in Kettering.

61 Ferry Road, Kettering, TAS (0429 174 168 or 0418 301 929)


Fit Outs

Contact Us when you decide to update your old hardware, mechanical or electronics systems.

Fibreglass Repairs

Need a repair to your vessel?  Don’t leave it till the damage gets worse.  No job too big nor too small.

Painting Solutions

From flow coatings to 2-Pack enamels we will make your boat look like brand new.

Recent Work

Hull Respray

Sam and Angelo did a great job respraying my boat.  It looks as good as new and is finished in a quality two pack enamel which will last many years.

John Anderson


Assist with Refitting

The guys let me tie my boat up near their workshop and helped me find and fit a second hand anchor winch. I couldn’t have done it without them.

Andrew Bester


New Engine Installation

Thank you Able Marine for your professional installation of a new 50 hp marine diesel engine in Pandora. The job was done on time, on budget with quality workmanship. I could not find fault with the job, and communication was great.

John Bridgland


Window Replacement

The Severn has big windows and when it came time to replace them I turned to Able Marine. The secure berthing in front of their workshop coupled with their many years of expertise guaranteed the job was done to world class standards and at a fair price.

Ken Baker


Angelo and Sam operate from the waterfront at Kettering, Tasmania

(Just before the Bruny Island Ferry).

Together with our affiliated suppliers we provide the following services:

  • Shipwright repair and maintenance, from fibreglass and wood through to steel and carbon-fibre
  • Qualified diesel mechanics, electricians
  • Welding and stainless work
  • Painting
  • Marine project management (including new vessel fitouts, naval architectural qualification for repairs, salvage and recovery)
  • All cleaning antifouling, painting — in and out of water maintenance
  • Fitting of ship heating systems
  • Fitting of all manner of boat systems including hatches, bow-thrusters, winches and anything else you can think of.

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