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Why we’re the boat building specialists

Lightning Boat Builders are a Gold Coast based boat building company specialising in Wooden and Fibreglass boats. With over 45 years’ experience, you can rely on the fact that your new boat is in the right hands with the Lightning team.

As a company that believes in providing the best customer service possible, we can boast that our Gold Coastboat building team includes a Marine Architect and three fully qualified boat builders that have worked in all facets of the boat building industry.

Boat Building Gold Coast Lightning Boat BuildersWhy we’re the boat building specialists

Our experienced architect can design a boat specifically to suit your needs and boating requirements.  Why should you go out and try to find the vessel that suits you – Let us design and build the perfect boat for you and your friends or family; everything from a small trailer boat right up to a functional game boat or an impressive weekender. Lightning Boat Builders are the Gold Coastboat building professionals you should trust your dream to!

The Lightning Boat Builders team are highly skilled and able to provide complete new builds as well as professional fit outs for a large range of wooden or fibreglass vessels, including:

  • Small trailer boats
  • Game boats
  • Weekenders
  • Yachts

We don’t just build boats from scratch, we can also rebuild any part of your vessel specifically to suit your needs. From a repair, or a complete fit out, to a brand new design and build.

Our broad range of boat building services include:

  • Marine Architect
  • Qualified Shipwrights
  • New designs and builds
  • Teak Decking replacement
  • Cover Boards
  • Refits of entire boats
  • Antifouling
  • Boat Detailing
  • Respray
  • Cabinet Making
  • Reupholstering and Covers
  • Stainless
  • Fibreglassing
  • Gel Coating
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Stern Thrusters
  • Duck Board Extensions
  • Baitboards
  • Moulds
  • Plugs
  • Window replacements


With an experienced Marine Architect on our team, we have the ability to help you turn your dream boat into a reality. After working out a budget and listing any specific requirements, we will find out exactly what you require in your new boat.

Prior to coming in to discuss your needs with us, perhaps you could consider both your, and your family’s, preferences.

Write your dream list for things such as:

  • Colour choice, finishing material preference
  • Comfortable size for your skill level
  • Prioritise the usage of your vessel
    • Fishing
    • Cruising the Gold Coast canals and waterways
    • Motoring across to your favourite place to moor and relax
    • Water skiing or tubing
  • Where your new boat will be kept (Mooring, trailer, marina etc)
  • The length of most of your trips
  • How many people you will like to accommodate overnight

Once we have all of these details, our Marine Architect will design a vessel to suit your needs, within your budget.

Once your design is complete and you are ready for us to begin the build, or refit, you can relax in the knowledge that your boat build, refit or repair is in experienced hands.

So, if you are ready to begin your new boat build, or refit, and get out and about on the fantastic Gold Coast waterways or beyond, give Lightning Boat Builders a
call today!