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Added: January 5, 2019
We are a family business with the fourth generation in boat building industry. With more than a century of experience, we have established standards of excellence in the design and construction of diverse range of boats. It is quite evident from our products range and satisfied customers who have been with us for decades, appreciating and motivating us to produce world class boats. We take pride in our vast pool of employees consisting of carpenters, painters, engineers, and other managerial staff who are consistently on their toes to manufacture world class boats, well aided by hi tech yard. We have carefully selected our team who well knows the technique of manufacturing of boats at par with international standards.
Boat Building Industry in Bilimora – A short description
Boat Building started way back before 350 to 400 years in western coast of India. Gujarat has history of boat building in the period of Mugals, British and Portugese. The traditional boat builders were known as “Wadia” in Gujarat.
Bilimora situated on the bank of river Ambica adjoining Arabian Sea about 5 Kilometeres. Bilimora had active port handling cargo. South Gujarat teak timber “Valsadi Teak” was very famous for boats and ship building.
British connected Dang Forest with Bilimora Port to Bilimora junction and narrow gauge railway was setup from vagoi to Bilimora Port.
Teak was brought to Bilimora Port having good craftsmanship and Boat Building. Many war ships, cargo crafts were built in Bilimora. Since then, our forefather joined boat building industry and owned a boat building yard more than 120 years. The yard has now entered into fourth generation.
We started from constructing traditional sailing Dhow, Sailing Boats, Fishing Boats, and gradually adopted advanced technology from time to time.
Now after more than 100 years, the yard has the capability to construct highly advanced boats, launches, yachts in wooden, plywood, steel, aluminium, fibreglass and composite materials to the requirements of customers with international standards.
The Generation started with Late Morar Wadia who with his acumen started the yard. Later, the yard was handled by able Late Narsinhdas Wadia. Currently the yard is achieving new heights by professional management of Shri Jayesh Wadia.