About Colin Beashel Marine

A history

Formerly Beashel’s Yacht Basin, the boatshed was purchased from Herbert ‘Bluey’ Ludgater by Ken and Barbara Beashel in 1962. The shed had no electricity, no garbage service and no water supply. They used Gas Lamps for light and ran a generator to power the bare essentials.

In 1984, the boatshed was completely re-designed and re-built in order to provide better handle the needs of the growing business. Exactly 10 years later, after working side by side as owners and operators, Ken stepped down from the business and Colin took the reigns.

Today, Colin Beashel Marine still operates out of that same yard in Elvina Bay. Colin and his team still pride themselves on being a family owned and operated company, and still uphold the tradition of fine craftmanship and attention to detail.


Colin Beashel Marine is located in Elvina Bay on Pittwater, just north of the famous Sydney Harbour

Access via boat

Make your way to the southern end of Pittwater and leave Scotland Island to the East, Elvina Bay is directly West of Scotland Island.

Access via car

Access to Colin Beashel Marine is via Church Point. Call the tender service on 02 9999 2322 and they will pick you up from the Church Point Ferry Wharf.

Key People

Colin Beashel Marine has a number of fully qualified boatbuilders on staff with decades of experience between them

Colin Beashel

Colin Beashel grew up living above the marina and has been around boats since a very young age. He started his sailing career in a Manly Junior and quickly progressed to bigger and better things. Today, he is recognised as one of Australia’s best yachtsmen having competed in 6 Olympics, 2 America’s Cup campaigns (including the winning Australia II team) and won numerous world championships. Colin is a fully qualified shipwright with over 30 years in the marine industry, all of which have been spent working and running the marina in Elvina Bay.

Mark Solomon

Mark joined Colin Beashel Marine in 1996 as a young 1st year apprentice. Over 14 years later, Mark has finished his apprenticeship and is a fully qualified, highly experienced shipwright. When Colin is away sailing, Mark takes the reigns of the yard ensuring the high work standards are maintained. When Colin is around however, the two of them can regularly be seen deep in decision making discussion, or on the rare occassion, sharing a friday afternoon beer with the rest of the team.

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