On average, any vessel permanently moored in the water should be cleaned and anti-fouled every 12 to 18 months as a general rule.


There are some exceptions to this depending on the type of water your boat is moored in, the tidal flow, the size of the vessel and the material the vessel is made from.


Antifouling is not the only thing that should be monitored and regularly checked. Anodes, skin fittings and water intakes should also be checked regularly.


Port River Marine Services can undertake the entire anti-foul process from sanding the boat back properly, or sand blasting if the owner requests.


Port River Marine Services application of antifouling is applied with an airless spray gun, as recommended by the manufacturer, to ensure and maximise the life of the antifouling product.


Port River Marine Services are experts in all marine polishing from luxury motor yachts to a ski boat, we have the industry experts that can get your boat shining like new.

Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repairs

Have you done some damage to your boat? Port River Marine Services are market leaders at fiberglass and gelcoat repairs. We are one of the most preferred Club Marine Insurance repairers.

Refits and Teak Decking

Does your pride and joy have worn teak decking? Are you looking for new teak or even a refit for your boat? Here at Port River Marine Services we have the expertise and the personnel to refit your boat or refurbish your interior and exterior teak. There is nothing quite like a fresh teak cockpit or deck, whether it is a motor yacht, a racer or a cruiser. Come see the professionals here at Port River Marine Services. 

Two Pack Respays

Whether your boat is commercial or pleasure, if it needs paintwork done inside or out, a full respray or just a touch up, we have professional painters onsite with a lifetime of experience.

All our paint work is carried out to stringent quality control systems ensuring you get the best quality finish every time, no matter the job we strive to deliver the same quality to all our customers.

Hull modifications and extensions

There is no job too big or small! We cover all manners of modifications including hull extensions, such as extending the cockpit of a Riviera


Here at Port River Marine we pride ourselves on the wide variety of work that can be carried out and like all our services only the highest quality procedures and products are used.

70 Tonne Ship Lift

From yachts, commercial fishing boats and all your pleasure boats in between, you can have peace of mind knowing your boat is retrieved and launched with a state of the art ship lift operated by only qualified personnel with years of experience.

Alongside the ship lift we have services for forklift, crane and multiple elevated work platforms.

Hardstand for Storage or Work Purposes

With over 30,000 square meters of marine complex we have ample room to offer hardstand for vessels of all sizes.

From trailer boat storage to commercial vessel storage we have you covered. If you want to work on your own pride and joy we offer long term hardstand storage options.


Other Services

If you require a service not mentioned above you can see a list below covering additional services that we offer.

  • Chandlery

  • Surveys and Valuations

  • New and Used Boat Brokerage

  • Club Marine Insurance

  • Wooden boat repairs

  • Insurance repairs

  • Marine project management

  • Boat manufactures

  • Emergency salvage operations


Port River Marine was established in 1985 and over the last thirty years has grown into Adelaide's only one stop shop complete boat service facility.

Our Location

9 - 11 Allan Rice Court 

Largs North, South Australia 5016 

PH: (08) 8242 0788 


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