Athol Walter Memorial Slipway

Shipwrights Point, Port Huon

The slip is available for use by all financial Huon Yacht Club members at owner’s risk. Please note the club’s terms and conditions for using the slip. Please print off a copy, sign it and bring it with you on the day. To enquire call Stuart Mears on 0497 050 137.

To make a booking click here . Please have details of your vessel’s draft, keel configuration, and beam.  For larger boats we also need to know the displacement.

Slipway Fees:  

  • Haul out $120
  • $20 per day for the first 5 days
  • $35 per day after 5 days
  • High pressure washer $25 multi-day use
  • Sander/Polisher $100 multi-day use plus consumables for anti-fouling work
  • Sander/Polisher $50 multi-day use plus consumables for topsides and decks

Pressure Washer      Pressure Washer in usePayment may be made by cash, cheque, or direct debit. Included in the price is electricity, water, the use of trestles and planks. Many power boats will take advantage of our blocking on the cradle. It raises the vessel by some 300 mm (makes it easier to work on). This is also included in the price.

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Slipway area is fenced off securely with lockable gates. Keeps the riff raff out! You will have a key.

Here are some handy hints when using the slip. When hauling out, you’ll need four strong ropes ready beforehand. One for each arm of the cradle.


Really short (deep), bulb, or winged keeled boats will need their own slings. Talk to the slip master.

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Don’t forget to get fleeced by the chandlers and paint suppliers well before the slipping date.

On the day, allow for wind and tide as you approach the cradle. Stop your boat when the mast lines up level with the front arms.


Adjust the four lines until the boat is positioned on the centreline of the cradle. Shut down the motor. We will help you with the gang plank and away we go!