Residential & Cottage » Boat Houses


Boathouses not only serve to protect your valuable boats and watercraft, but also can support waterfront access, docking and storage needs. They can be a beautiful addition to your cottage that is both functional and appealing. Drain Bros. Can support the construction of your boathouse with expert advice and service – from on shore excavation and site preparation to water access work from our barge, our team of skilled operators know boathouses! Check out some of the examples below – we`ve done countless projects on Stoney, Kasshabog, Clear, Jack, Chandos, Round and Belmont Lakes to name a few!

Q: Permit? Permits?
A: Yes, you need a permit. But let Drain Bros. take the hassle out of obtaining a permit. Our staff will look after gathering all the pertinent information from you and assembling your application, and dealing with all of the governing agencies.

Q: Am I restricted to a particular size of boathouse?
A: Yes, your municipality will have by-laws determining the maximum size when building a wet or dry slip boat house, and the Trent-Severn Waterway has a maximum size when your boat house is over the lake bed.

Q: What time of year?
A: Depending on the body of water, but usually between July 15th and March 15th.

Q: Can I excavate my shoreline to make room for a boathouse?
A: Yes you can, providing that you have obtained all of the required permits. Our qualified staff can look after obtaining all your permits.

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