Meet Dave Massara

The best shipwrights – the most qualified and experienced in the Southwest

Dave Massara is a highly qualified and experienced shipwright who has been in the trade for three decades. He started his apprenticeship at Seachrome Building Conquest and Precision before moving to Freeman Bay Boats to complete his training.

After qualifying, Dave Massara worked at Oceanfast, a subsidiary of Austal, building super yachts. Dave was in a supervisor role leading a team of qualified trades completing interior fit outs. He then moved to Leisure Cat Australia, where he was involved in constructing LeisureCats from hull to completion. Dave has also worked for a number of years at Fremantle Shipwrights with a team of qualified trades that worked on an aray of different crafts.

In 2011, Dave founded South West Shipwrights in Bunbury, which he owns and operates.

When Dave isn’t busy with work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

South West Shipwrights Dave and Staff

The Shipwright Team

From left: Dave, Mr Brown (the dog [dec]), Carl, Riley and Travis

Riley - South West Shipwrights Apprentice

Fostering next-generation shipwrights

Integral to the South West Shipwrights team are apprentices. Fostering the next generation of skilled boat repairers is important to Dave Massara. He’s proud to be able to continue this craft and pass on his skills.

South West Shipwrights

South West Shipwrights

For all your fibreglassing, boat repairs and maintenance needs

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Main Location

10 Yookson Road, Picton