Silver Streak Boats started from the grass-roots in Sooke, BC with its early stages in Andy's shop after long hours working at the Victoria shipyard. Andy had a vision and quickly began drafting and carving out foam proto-types which would one day become one of Canada's premier welded all-aluminum boats.
In 1987 the first shop was opened after some much needed renovations. This shop operated with one buzz box welder, a skill saw and some grinders and we outsourced all other cutting and forming. All the original designs Andy drew by hand at night after work.
This small double bay shop would suffice for 3 years before the boat's popularity evoked the need for a small crew and more space. The second location was the property of an old gas station only minutes from downtown Sooke. Silver Streak Boats now in 2014 still runs out of this location only now with added shops, office space, a parts department and a crew of 30 employees and various contractor's. Nowadays our shop is filled with hydraulic press brakes, shears, programmable equipment, benders, plasma cutters, pulse arc welding machines and our designs are created on the latest version of Solidworks™. This 3D modeling software allows for all boats and parts to be cut via a CNC water jet cutting apparatus. We are also a CWB certified welding shop for fusion in aluminum and a member of ABYC since 2004.
We are also proud of all the many people whom have worked for us or still work for us and the many apprentices we have trained and certified. Many of these apprentices have gone on to work all over the world because of their training at our facility.
Silver Streak Boats hires local Sooke and surrounding area residents in order to facilitate job creation within our small community and pride ourselves on using as many local companies and suppliers in keeping with this same policy. We are involved with our community and have been long-time supporters of the Sooke Salmon Derby, Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society and the Royal Canadian Legion.
It's 27 years later and Andy plus his crew, including family still produce an exceptionally well-built boat with style and superior functionality. We dedicate ourselves to promoting all watercraft activities for present and future generations to enjoy.
We are fishermen, sportsmen, outdoors-men and are proud to be building a top-quality product for those who too appreciate the great outdoors.
Thanks for reading, please call for more information and we look forward to hearing from you!
-The Silver Streak Team
The first shop after renovations, circa 1988 Andy 1987 hard at work and looking a bit tired!
Canadian Pleasure Craft Licensing
For information on Pleasure Craft Licensing in Canada please contact a Transport Canada office or click on the link below.
Pleasure Craft Operator Card
Take your internet exam to receive your operator card.
For information on acquiring a recreational fishing license contact Fisheries and Ocean Canada.
BC tide schedules provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Silver Streak is a dealer for the following trailer manufacturers:
EZ LOADER TRAILERS
ROAD RUNNER TRAILERS
Silver Streak uses the following Marine Engines on its vessels;
Silver Streak is a dealer for the following satellite radio manufacturers;
XM Radio Canada