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Baddeck Marine

Baddeck Marine is a professional boat maintenance facility open year-round in the Village of Baddeck, on the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton Island.  We provide marina services, yacht maintenance and a fully-stocked marine store.  2023 marks our 50th year in business.

Marina services include twelve moorings nestled beside Baddeck’s famous Kidston Island lighthouse, sixteen berths on our floating dock in the heart of the village, shore power up to 50 amps, water, sewage pump-out, gas and diesel fuel, washroom and shower facilities, and a coin-operated Laundromat. We also operate a water taxi during store hours to transport guests to their moorings – we will even pick you up at your anchorage for a small fee.

Yacht maintenance services include repair of engines (Mercury, Yanmar and Volvo Penta), sanitation and plumbing maintenance and service, sanding, painting, Awl Grip yacht refinishing, and Gelcoat, as well as pressure washing and anti-fouling preparation. We are happy to supply quotes on any job you need done, including all insurance repairs. We employ ABYC Certified Mechanics and Technicians. All together, we have over 80 years of experience in the marine industry.  Local contractors are available for services such as sail repair, injector maintenance, refrigeration and electronics. Couriers stop at our store five days a week, so we have quick access to the region’s wide variety of marine suppliers and services, if need be.

With our 70-ton Marine Travelift  and our 10-ton and 27-ton Over The Road boating hauling trailers, we offer a full range of launch and haulout services including mast stepping and unstepping, boom installation and rigging setting, winterization and spring preparation, shrinkwrapping, outboard engine and trailer storage, and indoor and outdoor storage for your sailboat or powerboat. We are the perfect stopover for your boat on your way to or from Newfoundland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, a pan-Atlantic cruise or on the Down East Circle Route.

Our marine store carries a wide variety of items including sailing apparel from boots and deck shoes to dinghy trousers and coastal jackets, hats and visors, light shell jackets and vests, and more! We also carry Mercury lubricants, engine parts and accessories, rigging such as blocks, shackles and pins, rope for your lines and sheets, charts of the Bras d’Or Lake and the Maritimes, painting and varnishing supplies, teak and rail parts, safety items such as flares, flags, lifejackets and first aid kits, plumbing fittings, fenders, boat stands, anchors, nautical gift items … and more! We are also an authorized dealer for Maritime Marine Supply and Transat-Western, so we can bring in any of their catalogue items quickly.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our corner of the sailing world … a charming, small village on the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, a designated UNESCO Biosphere and home to some of the best sailing and boating in the world.