Featured Projects

Our Team

After 38 years operating in the local marine market, Ocean Pacific proudly remains a family business. Although we have grown in size and capacity, our commitment to our guiding philosophy remains the same: people first. This approach guides our relationships with our team members, valued customers, and our community. Personal touch in the customer experience is made possible through new and long-standing relationships fostered with our community members and repeat customers.

What was once a small business venture undertaken by President Bruce Kempling, has grown to include his youngest daughter and son-in-law among the senior leadership. Consistent growth in project scope and required expertise has meant growing our boatyard team substantially while remaining an industry leader in quality assurance, safe work practices and environmental awareness. Dynamic growth is only possible with a dynamic team.

Put simply, what began as a family business is now a Business Family.

Today, the Ocean Pacific team is sought after by discerning mariners and regulated agencies, alike. Whether you require a repair or a re-build, our experts will have you enjoying worry-free freedom on the open water once again.

Our Boatyard Staff

  • MST – Marine Service Technicians
  • MMT – Marine Mechanical Technicians
  • ABYC Certified Technicians
  • CWB Certified Red Seal Welders
  • Qualified Fiberglass Technicians & Painters
  • Certified Electricians

Of Note:

  • Active apprenticeship program
  • Extensive experience working with Transport Canada
  • Extensive experience working with Lloyd’s, ABS, and other classification societies
  • ISO 9001:2015 compliant
  • Collaboration with NACE Level 2&3 paint inspectors for Corrosion and coatings inspection prior to application
  • CWB Certified to CSA 47.1 & 47.2

Boatyard Snapshot

Commercial & Pleasure Craft

Commercial & Recreational Marine Repair & Rebuilding

Commercial Craft

Commercial Marine Repair & Rebuilding

Pleasure Craft

RECREATIONAL Marine Repair & Refitting

HULL
INSPECTION

SANDBLASTING & REPAINTING

NEW
SWIM GRID

The Harbour Sentinel is owned and operated by the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) and represents only one of a large fleet of spill-response vessels along British Columbia’s West Coast...

ELECTRONICS UPGRADE

NEW
RADAR

NEW CUMMINS
ENGINES

At completion, the yacht will boast a full GARMIN electronics upgrade package (speakers, plotters and radar system), and will be fully repowered with two new Cummins engines and ZF gears...

INSPECTED FOR
SELLING

NEW
BEARINGS

FISH HOLD
REBUILDING

This 70-foot Seine fishing boat, owned locally by the Assu family, came in for new bottom paint, repairs to its PTO (Power Take Off), and fish holds...

COMPLETE
INSPECTION

anti-fouling
paint

INSTALLED dripless seals

This 75-foot Ocean Alexander was imported from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Shafts, shaft seals, props and thru-hull valves were removed for inspection and bottom paint was refreshed...

Complete
Construction

Fully
painted

Engines, jets and generator install

Ocean Pacific has been contracted to construct a state-of-the-art Pilot boat for the Pacific Pilotage Authority...

Fully
Repainted

10 feet
added

Increased Capacity

This 85-foot yacht was fully repainted, and the hull extended, including ten feet of deck space added to the back of the boat, offering a 40+ person capacity...

Complete
Construction

Fully
painted

Engines, jets and generator install

We are completely building and outfitting a steel work boat for the Esquimalt Graving Dock...

design modifications

extended
hull

Increased Fuel Economy

Hull modifications to the Evanna, a privately owned 3988 Bayliner...

Sandblasted Hull & Wheelhouse

New Paint to specification

 Ocean Pacific sandblasted the hull and wheelhouse of this vessel and applied new paint to meet new specifications...

major refit

upgraded electronics

Increased Fuel Economy

This refit was generally intended to modernise the vessel and make it more comfortable...

Bulkhead Modifications

Transport Canada Inspection

added an anchor winch

Ocean Pacific Crew made modifications to the vessels water tight bulkheads, added an anchor winch and anchor locker as well as facilitating a Transport Canada inspection...

Sandblasting & hull painting

Wheelhouse extension

new handrails

A little TLC for a Vietnam-era LCM-8 which is now Grieg Seafood’s eastern Vancouver Island workhorse.

Complete Construction

110 tons each

high quality marine coatings

Ocean Pacific brought together a multi-disciplinary team to build two 120’ submarine barges for the Canadian Navy...