About Sulkha Shipyard

In 1989, our president established a company from absolute scratch to carry on the family legacy of boat building and to come out without flying colors. Through the test of time and new challenges he has sweat teared and bled for the best of the company. Hailing from a family of traders, the seventh generation of ship builders our fore father had established one of the first tile factories in India in a small town called Kasargod. The export of tiles had demanded more ships for transportation and expanding the company. After years of experience in the shipping Industry directly involved in transportation of goods and building cargo vessels for the family business. Our founder pushed the boundaries further to cater to the marine market and commercialise the 9 generation old company into the modern world. Our humble experience and our history in the past has brought us many satisfied customers. We hope that this brief history of our yard has given you a clear picture about our yard and its activities.


  • Our Firm’s Approach

    At Sulkha Shipyard we try to learn from our experiences and try our best to build a better and beautiful vessel each time. our approach To our customers is “ your dream is our target”. Our main marketing is our customer satisfaction itself.

    Every boat is a new boat starting from scratch. Every inch of a boat is built by keen listening and understanding of our customers’ unique taste. It is not our boat we build but the customers’ boat built completely in their taste. And they can proudly say that “This is my boat, built to my taste.” At Sulkha Shipyard our main aim is to deliver that feeling of pride to each customer.

    A happy and satisfied customer and the workmanship of our boats represent our humble capabilities and in return brings in more clients through previous customers, this results in customers knowing exactly how our products are and the quality of craftsmanship.

  • Our Service

    Our yard is spread over an extended area of 5 Acres in the bank of Valapattanam River. Under the 20000 sq ft covered area we are capable of producing three large Vessels of the kind, which are under construction, or a vessel with a carrying capacity of ten thousand ton can be fabricated. 2500 sq ft workshop, a workers accommodation with ample facilities, spacious office space help us to take up a job without any hassles and make things go smooth and easy.

    The entire 20000 sq ft shed is under re-modification, which is going to give our yard a new face. Presently additional temporary sheds have been erected to expand the covered area and accommodate 9 vessels that are under construction at the site.

    A complete range of wood working machinery’s including a break through machine designed and built by our President himself, help with crafting high finish wood products used in our vessels.

    Our growing past experiences has helped us improve with every new launch. We are capable of building cargo vessels, Pleasure Yachts, Supply boats, Tugs, Patrol boats, Ferries and Fishing trawlers in steel, Fiberglass and Wood that are completely customised for each clients requirements

    Unlike production yachts at Sulkha Shipyard we build completely Bespoke boats each boat customisable right to the nut and bolt of the vessel. Hand built from scratch to finish gives the vessels a completely unique and exclusivity, making them each one of its kind.

    Craftsmanship -Our company uses highly skilled and specialized labour to build the vessels. Our company brings in skilled personel occasionally to train and share their experience in the field to the employees and bring them upto speed with the present technologies and new methods of construction techniques for boat building.

    Our clientele includes many international and domestic companies and respectable personnels. Apart from exporting finished wooden boats, we have also catered with materials for boat production, to the needs of the Ameeri Shipyard and Qatar Government Museums. We have also built 3 monohull ferry boats for the Union territory of Lakshadweep constructed at a temporary site in the Lakshadweep islands itself.

    All design and build processes are computer aided. We use Auto cad, Fast ship, Maxsurf, Rhino etc. to aid to the designing of the vessels for utmost perfection and pre-build view of the boat in 3d.

  • Our Strength- the work force

    We have a 100 people working as a team at Sulkha Shipyard, including expert craftsman and skilled carpenters, trained machinery operators, fibre glass/ E- glass fabricators, metal fabricators, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, plumbers, heavy duty work force to place items in the boat and to help in launching of the vessels.