The Covey Heritage Marine Ways is an integral part of our living museum. Boats are floated onto a carriage and then hauled onto dry land on rails. Visitors enjoy watching the haul-out process as well as the work on the hulls, which are often old wooden boats in need of repair and maintenance.

These marine ways were donated to the Maritime Centre by Ron Lindsay of Covey Marine. Ron built, owned and operated the marine ways for 20 years in Cowichan Bay. This installation was supported by volunteers and much materials were donated by local businesses.


Each haul costs $275 and includes one lay day. Any further lay days are billed at a cost of $75. Additionally, there is also a mandatory $25 enviro-ways fee for management of toxic runoff from power washing and painting

If you are not a member, a $35 membership fee will also be charged. Additional fees may be incurred if you are to use our shop or power washer.

To book a haul, contact the Centre at 250.746.4955 or