Blending Innovation and Artisan Boat building
BEL Boatyard is made up of artisan boatbuilders working from our slipway in North Sydney. BEL specialises in the refurb and customisation of everything that floats, utilising the latest in composite materials and latest engineering practices. its outwardly relaxed appearance belies a dynamic, extremely progressive company creating both commercial and recreational powerboats for an international market.
In addition to beautiful boats we have launched a range of handmade standup paddle boards and handcrafted timber paddles.
With over 20 Years in business our reputation is built on long-lasting relationships with our customers and business associates.
Glenn comes from an engineering background.
Designing and building boats in Holland, Glenn is our very own Tony Stark, bringing the technical angle to compliment our classic timber skill set. Some say that with their rich nautical history, the Dutch build the finest boats... We reckon BEL does.
BEL boats was founded by Marty Arbuthnot and is named after his 3 daughters Bronte, Ella and Liv (the wife was a little upset that she did not get a mention).
Marty originates from Northern Ireland and comes from a strong family lineage of artesian shipwrights and master mariners, like his great Uncle Jim, who was a master carpenter for the first class cabins on the Titanic (not responsible for building the iceberg).