“A real showpiece hardtop, which is admired by many”

“I had a hard top put on my catamaran in Queensland and the design and workman ship was a pig's ear of a job. Stephen pulled it to bits, redesigned it and put it back together as a real showpiece hardtop, which is admired by many”.

— jbrucemartin


“I would not hesitate to recommend Fremantle Shipwrights”

“Stephen Handley and Fremantle Shipwrights completed the extensive repair to Argo Navis to a level of quality and workmanship that I cannot fault. The repairs were carried out on schedule and Steve was always available to talk through any issues or concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend Fremantle Shipwrights to any of my extended sailing family!”

Mark Rose.

“Great value for money!"

“Over 25 years and 5 big boats I always struggled to find a complete Shipwright service. This was until Chris Mews from Mews Marine gave me Steve Handley’s phone number at Fremantle Shipwrights.

Steve has a great ability to spot a potential problem before is develops. Two years or so ago while my boat was out of the water he thought my electrolyses system needed checking and suggested we get Neville from Nifty’s Marine Electronics to take a look. And I am so thankful we did. If my boat had gone back in the water for another year or so the potential damage would have been very expensive.

Fremantle Shipwrights give me great value for money. I know from past costs that my anti fowling is not only far superior, but far more less expensive that it was previously. Steve recently saved me Thousands of dollars on a new swim board. I currently have a hatch problems. I rang Steve to ask who to talk to about new ones. He said, “I’ll fix it” and was onto it that day. Steve’s service is great and his advise is free.”

— Graham Bond

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"Thank you all again so very much for all the care love and attention to detail that you all put into making Maria so amazing!”

“To Stephen and all the boys who worked on the transformation from cinderella to Maria, Thank you all so much for realising my dream for the transformation so magnificently. You have all done a fabulous job with so much love and care for your workmanship. Jeff and I are so happy with the end result and the workmanship was excellent throughout. 

We now have an enviable interior and exterior that is so suited to our large family and entertaining our friends. Having lived on the boat for 4 weeks at Christmas time there was nothing I would change and everything worked perfectly. The washing machine was the standout addition for me and the quality of the fit out made us very proud to be entertaining on such a beautiful boat. ( as you are aware i disliked the boat so much I refused to go on it so I now love it!!) Since the fit out interior and exterior we have entertained quite often and the extra space makes all voyages so relaxed and enjoyable. The boat worked magnificently for all the pirates who went to the Abrolhos Islands for ten days and they managed to bring it back without destroying anything!

Thank you all again so very much for all the care love and attention to detail that you all put into making Maria so amazing!”

— Helen Leach


"A wealth of boat restoration experience”   "They take great pride in their work"

"I approached Stephen early in 2015 to discuss a major restoration scope of work to my 20-year-old yacht, Sovereign. It became apparent the Stephen and his team had a wealth of boat restoration information and experience that was presented to me in simple and understandable terms. Stephen and his team were always open to discuss the restoration process and how it could be customized to fit my individual needs.

I am very pleased with the personal service and craftsmanship Fremantle Shipwrights provided during the re-fit of my vessel. The team of workers were great to work with and they put great workmanship into my boat – they take great pride in their work. It was also fantastic to be able to use the lifting & shed Facilities at Fremantle sailing club to complete this work."

- Alan Rowe


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