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Welcome to Shelter Marine

Shelter Marine is limited production boat builders with the ability to take on unique custom-built cabin boats, deck boats, houseboats & Schionning designed catamarans. Ensuring unparalleled quality, attention to detail and customer service.

Our South Africa based operations focuses on Houseboat & Ferry manufacturing. Although most of the boats we have built are currently in use along the Vaal Barrage Reservoir in Vanderbijlpark, our boats are not limited to South Africa. Transportation and site establishment on other in land waterways is possible and we deliver globally. Houseboats is a growing in popularity in South Africa, our goal is to make this multi-purpose retreat with ever-changing scenic views an alternative reality to river/lake property ownership.

Our new Western Cape premises has started production on a Schionning designed sailing multi-hull Schionning Designs is an Australian based company providing design, kit and materials to build your own high-tech multihull. The Kit system utilises DuFlex panels with a balsa core. A pre-cut kit streamlines quantities and minimises wastage on materials. There are a range of Schionning designs, sailing and power multihulls.

Our Designs

Trinity Houseboats

Fiberglass pontoons and bulkheads with a one of kind sleek and modern design.  Perfect cruising capabilities making this houseboat perfect to enjoy all scenic routes along your chosen water way.  All living areas on the lower deck, with a completely open viewing (top) deck.

Merlin Deck boat

Anyone looking for a water sport boat that can also offer luxury cruising for large families will love our Merlin’s.  She is perfect to turn any water way into your personal playground, with the added bonus of being completely eye-catching and unforgettable

Pontoon Boats

Having been in the charter business for over 20 years, the boats we have built focus on functionality.  Much time is spent with clients discussing design, floor plan and specific requirements.  With the large open deck spaces you have the flexibility on customisation

Merlin Cabin boat

Her vintage lines and spacious cabin make this cabin boat great for mini waterborne vacations or fishing retreats.  Being easily trailer-able you have the flexibility of visiting new waterways for a long weekend and waking up to ever changing scenic views.

Pitched roof Houseboats

Fiberglass pontoons, lightweight steel structure finished off with Vermont planking.  Although possible to take her out for a cruise, her primary purpose is to be permanently moored. Is it a house or a boat?  Having to look twice was the primary goal of this design.

Schionning multi-hulls

The new Arrow Series with a modern angular ‘stealth’ styling, 100% flat panel construction and the convenience of a fully pre-cut kit all combine to create a very attractive package for anyone looking to get on the water in comfort and style.

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