Vision Statement

A well lived, uniquely Australian life!

We see boating and an affinity with the sea as an intrinsic aspect to the fabric of Australian lifestyle and envision a future where its joys and pleasures are widespread, ubiquitous, and sustainable.

Our new boat storage facility in Sorrento supports The Wooden Boatshop’s vision of boating made simple and easy. Over his lifetime Tim Phillips OAM has built a rich culture of boating on the Southern Mornington Peninsula, and we aim to continue to support its growth into the future.

Enhancing beauty & style in Sorrento

Our boat storage facility is an incredible structure, and a much-needed update to our site of 40 years. Critically acclaimed architect March Studio have envisaged a virtuosic building. The façade is made of Coreten steel, specifically designed to elevate the aesthetic and feel of our beautiful local coastline and its material elements.

A trajectory toward sustainability

In demonstrating our respect and awe for the environment, our focus on creating a sustainable business practice is well on its way. The Wooden Boatshop is now completely self-sufficient in its energy requirements.

A small business with big ambitions


︎    39kw solar system with 73 panels, each at 540W

︎    SOLAREDGE – an optimized inverter technology that analyses & maximises individual panel output & provides real-time data on energy collection

Draining & runoff
︎    Flood mitigation system & on-site soaker pit, meaning all runoff is filtered

Electric vehicles & charging
︎    Wiggins E-Bull electric fork, the first of its kind in Australia

︎    Jungheinrich electric fork

︎    5x EV Zappi charging stations that utilize excess solar only, meaning our fleet is charged 100%  by The Wooden Boatshop green power

︎    Provide customers & staff with free EV charging of company and privately-owned vehicles

Later Phases – TBC

  • Expand solar collection to all buildings – eventually 160-200k of onsite collection

  • Energy swap with our other sites through POWERLEDGER’S blockchain driven energy trading, ensuring we’re self sufficient for all energy across all sites

  • Electrification of all heating & hot water systems to run on solar
Electric vehicles & charging
  • Expand The Wooden Boatshop vehicle fleet to become c ompletely electric – partially accomplished with two vehicles purchased as of 2023

  • Increase EV charging capacity to 20+ vehicles

  • Electric work boats