Details for Elizabeth City Shipyard

Elizabeth City Shipyard

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address 722 Riverside Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Lloyd and Heather



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: More are being built with electric and water hookups.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out






No - It is reported that they will have them in the future.




Yes - Lloyd will get you what you need.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - They have a large travel lift.

Storage facilities

Yes - In water and on the hard available.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Elizabeth City Shipyard
Emergencies Only, 2015-12-09
Captain: , Saint Augustine, FL (489)

You have to understand that this is not really a boatyard but the remains of an old shipyard. The owner%u2019s son. Lloyd, maintains an ancient travel lift so that he can help out friends and passing boaters. Lloyd knows more about boats, in a practical and street smarts way, than all but a handful of people I have met in a lifetime as a marine professional. As such, he is in high demand for surveys and spends most of his time being flown around to inspect high end vessels. He will go to great lengths to help people in trouble. I have seen him, on a day that began with an 0400 plane flight, drop everything to haul a boat with fouled props and crawl headfirst down an aluminum ladder to clear them lying practically in the water. While we were hauled in his yard, a boat came in with a bent prop. He went to work with nothing more than a sledge hammer, blocks of wood scavenged from the junk pile that is the yard, and a measuring tape held in one hand. I spoke to the owners later and they said the boat ran smoother than it did after the thousand dollar prop reconditioning they just had done before they hit the log.

Lloyd can work magic but he is hardly ever there. If you are lucky enough to find him in town when you need a simple emergency repair done to get you on your way, you will be in good hands. However, neither you nor Lloyd want your boat there for any extensive project. He doesn%u2019t have the time, equipment, or any staff. He is too busy to communicate about any project that can%u2019t be completed in a short haul. Do both yourself and him a favor and don%u2019t look for any help here unless it is an emergency.

Transmission, damper plate, repaired quickly and efficiently, 2013-11-02
Captain: , Oxford (10)

Transmission stopped working in the middle of the Dismal Swamp. We were towed to Elizabeth City Shipyard where LLoyd removed the transmission and diagnosed the problem within a couple of hours. He quickly located a replacement part, installed and tested it and we were on our way. What a top notch mechanic! Wish there were more like him. He and his wife Heather looked after us well. A breakdown is never welcome, but dealing with such an expert mechanic was a pleasure. Wish he would move to Maryland.

good place to have work done, 2012-10-18
Captain: , Baltimore (119)

While on our way south we hit a snag in the Dismal and bent a blade on our Autostream prop. Had it hauled here expecting that we would have to send the prop out for repair and spend a few weeks lounging in Elizabeth City. The owner, in true shade tree mechanic style, straightened out the blade while still attached to the boat, which was good enough for use to continue our trip south and back. The haul and fix was a very modest price. Good work and a good price, you can%u2019t ask for more than that.

Only Travel Lift in the area. Helpful owners, 2012-10-13
Captain: , New Bedford, MA (198)

This shipyard has a great history. Lloyd and wife Heather (Owners) are very helpful and knowledgeable. Lloyd is also a yacht and commercial surveyor. The travel lift is useful and work on your own can be done. Just check with Lloyd. There was damage to the marina and docks and Lloyd is busy cleaning up and rebuilding the docks. Slips and transient slips are available. Easy walk to the Museum and downtown.

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