A F Theriault & Son Ltd
P.O. Box 10, 9027 Highway 1
Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, B0W 2L0

A F Theriault & Son Ltd


A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. is one of the largest, privately owned boatyards in Canada's Atlantic region. This family owned and operated business was founded in 1938 by Augustin Theriault in an era when wooden boats still ruled the seas. Today, the yard is a very different place, building state-of-the-art workboats, pilot boats, patrol vessels, yachts, fireboats and passenger ferries. A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. is very innovative in combining old techniques with the latest materials and technologies to build boats of the highest quality from steel, aluminum, fiberglass and advanced composites.


Its production staff includes over 150 highly trained professional boat builders, including professional engineers, tradespersons, project administrators as well as support staff, all of which contribute to the continued success and growth of A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd. 


A.F. Theriault places a strong emphasis on construction quality, safety and stability of all boats and builds and repairs in accordance with Transport Canada Marine Safety (TCMS), US Coast Guard and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) as well as to class requirements such as Lloyd's Register, Det Norske Veritas and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).


Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) - Welding Certifications

  • CSA Standard W47.1 - Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel
  • CSA Standard W47.2 - Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Aluminum



American Boat and Yacht Council(ABYC) - Tradesperson Certification

  • Marine Systems
  • Marine Corrosion
  • Marine Electrical
  • Composite Boat Builder