Kenya Boats -- Boat Design Maintenance and Refurbishment

Boat Maintenance

At Kenya Boats we specialize in top of the range refurbishment re-design and rebuilding of any marine craft.

We are specialists in all types of materials and can refurbish an old dhow right through to your top of the end Sun-seeker or Princess.
In the last five years we have renovated a Dhow, we slipped her onto the beach as a sunken wreck then spent 18 months fully renovating her so she now is a luxury weekender for her owners.  We specialise in making your dream come true through design and innovation we are able to create the perfect marine craft for you.

We have specialists in electrical, electronic installations and fitting combined with solar we can ensure your is fully fitted and safe for the Indian Ocean.  We can install a full range or Lowrance electronic equipment to suit your needs from a simple fish finder to a fully automated system with Radar, side scan sonar, sonar to 1000 meters, and of course GPS and auto pilot.  All installations are undertaken by our experienced team on site in Mtwapa.  We can also wire your boat from top to bottom with bilge pumps, radio, fridge, lights full solar power and many more optional favourites.

We also specialise in Tig and Mig welding we weld all metals, our aluminium and stainless steel welding is second to none in grade. We can make T-Tops, running rails, tanks etc. from either stainless or aluminium.Click here to go to our welding information site.

We have conducted many wooden projects renovating wooden boats from Dhows to Glass bottom boats for the beach.  Most boats are made from Fibre these days however, the beauty and majesty of a beautiful wooden boat can never be matched.

We also design and building in fibreglass this product is extremely versatile and so allows us to develop many different products within our range.  Specifically for marine we can renovate fibre boats, with or without osmosis.  We can repair boats that have had a long service and also create new features on boats where you as the owner feels you need something extra.

Diesel Conversion

One of our most recent improvements is diesel conversion from outboard engine we have just completed a Buccaneer Diving boat from using two 90hp four stroke outboard engines to one diesel inboard engine with stern drive so she can sit on the beach and start and leave from the beach. This boat is working perfectly on Nyali Beach from Voyager Hotel, she is much more environmentally friendly now using so much less diesel per trip.

We also do general refurbs for you boat we can give her a rub down and respray or more detailed fibreglass work right up to a full T-Top canopy replacement with out riggers for fishing and full three meter sun shade.

We offer you a full service from design quotation through to budgets to final work phase all the work is carried out in our workshops in Mtwapa. We have fully trained staff which we have personally trained, we have a large CSR program where we take the youngsters in from the local environment, mostly young ladies, and train them to become fibre technicians, welders, electricians and boat men.


Shukran Dhow Project

We started from scratch with this beautiful but broken down Dhow for a total refurbishment project.

We specialise in attention to detail with all of our projects. Quality is what we offer in our workmanship and attention to detail. Our Roofs Don’t Leak !!!

We spent over a year totally rebuilding her the finished product is a beautiful functioning Dhow combining the old and the new with sympathy for both we have managed to create a wonderful craft for our customers. She is fully functioning with water tanks, toilet, GPS and auto pilot etc.. Plus she sails beautifully a wonderful mix of the ancient techniques combined with modern materials and electronics.


For more information of any questions please contact Sales email: Tel:+254 (0)711 239213/734 401884