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Savages Wharf is the current chapter in the Savage family’s century long maritime tale. Established in Victoria in 1898, JJ Savage & Sons established themselves as one of the largest and most respected names for all marine craft in the entire Asian Pacific.

Once the boat manufacturing business was sold at the turn of the century, third generation family member, John Savage created Savages Wharf, continuing the family legacy and servicing marine craft of all sizes with expert craftsmanship, experience and passion. The Savage name, so synonymous with Australian boating, began a new era.

Our state-of-the-art facilities take care of all your boating needs, no job too big or small.

Your boat will be looked after with nothing left to chance.

Located in the beautiful and historic Williamstown, Savages Wharf sits opposite a family park on the water’s edge, across a pristine beach and surrounded by the finest fashion shopping in all of Melbourne.

We’re more than boating craftsmen, it’s in the blood.


At Savages Wharf we are 100% committed to maintaining an environmentally clean site. Operating both on the water and on the land presents a unique collection of challenges which we face daily.

We have EPA approved on-site facilities to ensure that waste material generated from pressure cleaning hulls and removing anti foul, does not enter the waterways. Our triple interceptor pit system captures and filters waste material to prevent it from entering the waterway.

In the event of a fuel or oil spill on the water at the marina, we have ready access to emergency spill kits designed to firstly isolate the spill and then soak up and remove the contaminants from the water.


Fuel is NOT available at Savages Wharf. Fuel is available on the water at two nearby locations; Pier 35 which is situated on the Yarra River or St. Kilda Marina which is a short trip east across the Bay.

Nearby in Willy.…

Williamstown is one of the oldest, historic waterfront sites in Melbourne. The rich maritime history is well preserved, with many fine examples of marine related properties dating back to the 18th century, still in use today. There are also dozens of cafés restaurants and bars spread along Nelson Place with fashionable retail clothing and gift stores supporting the trendy area. There’s even more shopping in nearby Ferguson Street, Williamstown.

Today, Williamstown remains an active hub for all things marine. There is a major shipbuilding yard operating on the fringes of the maritime precinct. Gem Pier is a hive of activity with ferries and other boats arriving and departing with passengers.

To the north of Savages Wharf are two prominent yacht clubs, the Royal Victoria Motor Yacht Club and Hobsons Bay Yacht Club. To the south is a magnificent open public parkland and also the nearby Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.

And if you need more things to do in Williamstown there is a safe swimming beach, tennis courts for hire, a ferry service to the city and a nearby train station which also connects to Melbourne.


Secure parking is available on site at Savages Wharf for berth holders. Access is freely available Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Outside of these hours, berth holders can gain access through the security gate by using their unique access fob.


Operating a working marina and operating a work site on water presents a unique collection of public risk and OHS considerations. To assist in maintaining a safe environment at Savages Wharf for berth holders, their families and guests, plus tenants, their employees, clients and third-party trades, a range of safety signs have been installed at strategic locations around the site.

At all times people who are on location at Savages Wharf are expected to remain vigilant to matters of safety. You must obey instructions and directions issued from time to time by the Marina Manager.


A complete range of security measures are in place at Savages Wharf. The site is monitored by strategically located security cameras 24 hours a day. Access to the site by land, outside of business hours (Mon – Fri 7:30 am to 5:00 pm), is strictly limited to tenants and berth holders who must use their unique access fob to enter and depart the site.

Security guards also visit the site every night and during daylight hours on weekends and public holidays.

Site access

Access to Savages Wharf is tightly controlled to maintain the privacy and amenity of berth holders. Once registered as a berth holder at Savages Wharf, you have open access to the full marina plus the Savages Wharf club 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Also for members of the Royal Victorian motor Yacht Club, we have private access to the neighbouring RVMYC.