Gulf Shores, Alabama's Boat Yard & Yacht Service

Welcome to Nelson Boat Yard located in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama! Our boat yard has been in business since 1951 and the tradition of great service continues today. Our primary business is boat and yacht repair. Our boat yard offers convenience and the security of knowing your job will be done right, every time. Our full-time staff of skilled tradesmen are available to do it all. 

You may choose to do as much of your boat and yacht repair as you like. We are always available to help you finish your job and get you under-way. The choice is up to you. You are our guest and we want you to enjoy your stay at Nelson Boat Yard. 


The Best Boat Yard and Yacht Service Serving The Alabama Gulf Coast

One of the best things about being located along the Alabama Gulf Coast is our proximity to neighboring ports including Pascagoula, Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi to our west and Orange Beach, Alabama, Pensacola, Ft. Walton, Destin and Panama City, Florida to our east. Your experience at Nelson Boat Yard will be one to remember. Our first class marine services are second to none.

First In Yacht Repair Business And Going Strong Since 1951  

With over 60 years in the yacht and boat repair business in Alabama, we have seen it all. We were one of the first boat and repair facilities that served the massive commercial shrimping and fishing fleet. Before boat lifts came into play, we pulled boats from the water by sled and rail method of dry-dock. We are one of the last remaining boat yards in Alabama that can do it all. Whether you want to repair a wooden classic or a new Viking, we can help you.

Over the years, we have grown with the times and can serve the needs of boats on our two 60 ton travel lifts. Both our lifts are strong and can carefully pick your boat up out of the water and gently place her in our boat yard. Our boat yard and yacht repair facilty is next to our paint and wood crafting shop to minimize down time. 

Specializing In Complete Boat and Yacht Repair Service   

Our specialty is boat repair. We have the ability to perform even the most rigorous repairs and re-fits. Our boat yard is also equipped to allow you to do-it-yourself. We are set up where you can come work on your boat when you choose. For long term projects, we have a storage yard that is fully equipped so you will not be rushed to complete your boat. We understand how not everyone wants or needs complete boat repair. For that reason, we offer you the ability to work at your own pace without being rushed. 

Please feel free to give us a call at 251-968-7974 or fill out our contact form and we will gladly help you with your boat and yacht repair needs.