Wahl Marine Ltd. is a family owned and run business in operation since 1923 in commercial fishboat building and saw milling. We have 35 years experience in marine construction, welding and metal fabrication. We are based on Salt Spring Island, in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada.

To get an estimate on your dock construction, pile driving or any other marine service in the Gulf Island and Vancouver erea please call us at:

cell: 250-537-7804
shop: 778-354-1804

Dock Systems

• Floats
• Ramps
• Walkways
• Counterbalance Systems

Wahl Marine provides all dock construction solutions from permit management to finishing details. Specializing in durable dock systems for exposed locations and for high bank waterfront, we design and build the highest quality timber and concrete floats, aluminum ramps, timber and aluminum walkways, and counter balance systems. Years of design and building experience, combined with our use of superior components, ensure that our docks withstand the test of time and extreme weather.

All dock systems are custom-designed, taking into account the waterfront access, exposure, location, and client requirements. Each situation and each client is unique and so are our dock systems.


Wahl Marine Construction Ltd. custom-designed timber and concrete floats are time-proven and designed to government specifications. Our floats won’t let you down.

We build heavy aluminium floats with concrete deck or pressure treated wood deck or composite plastic deck. Please call for pricing. We also build creosote timber floats with timber deck or concrete.

please call for estimate for you new float system. 250-537-7804


Wahl Marine Construction Ltd. custom-designs ramps to suit the individual needs of our clients, taking into consideration exposure, location, weight, and tides. The variety of ramps is endless. We build ramps wide enough and strong enough to accommodate a vehicle. We design ramps that achieve National Bridge Code standards for pedestrian walkways or we create light- weight ramps for specific purposes. We can provide a variety of sizes, decking, handrails and building materials.

Our ramps are CAD designed and fabricated in our own shop using marine grade aluminum and superior components.


Walkways or gangways span the distance between the shoreline and the ramp down to the float and Wahl Marine always pays close attention to the aesthetics of this key component of our dock systems. Attention to detail and the use of high-quality materials ensure the walkway is pleasing to the eye. Whether constructed of #1 and better treated timber or marine grade aluminum, our walkways are custom-designed for the client and the location.

Counterbalance Systems

Our unique and innovative integral pipe pile counter balance systems not only have less visual impact than conventional systems, they have proven to withstand the extreme winter gales that frequent our area.

Pile Driving and Drilling

We Pile Drive with pressure treated timber piles or heavy steel piles. We also drill solid rock for pilings.

Ramps, Piers and Walkways

Wahl Marine has been dock building for over 35 years, in Vancouver and the Gulf Islands.

Marine Railways

We build custom marine railway systems in galvanized steel or solid concrete.


Full metal fabrication shop where we build aluminium spans, gangways, ramps up to 60 feet. We also build aluminium boats; commuters, crew boats, tugs, etc.


Installations of all kinds of hardware, fittings, railings, you name it!

Permits & Licences

We will advise and help you in procuring all of the permits and licenses necessary for your project.

Metal Fabrication

35 years experience in custom metal fabrication for your bridge, dock, boat, railing, etc

Marine Demolition

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35 years experience in bridge building. Call Gord Wahl for your estimate.

cell: 250-537-7804
office: 250-537-1886