About Aster Yachting

Aster Yachting Ltd offers Naval Architecture services, Marine Surveys & Specialist repairs. 

Based in the heart of West Clare offering a range of services: 
Marine Surveys:
  • Condition Surveys
  • Sale or Purchase Surveys
  • Insurance Surveys
  • Damage Surveys
  • Osmosis Surveys
  • Metal corrosion Surveys
Specialist Repairs:
  • Call for more information
Navel Architecture:
  • Call for more information 
Over 40 years experience in the Marine trade, from Designing, Boat Building to fitting out timber, steel and GPR

Adrian O’Connell director of Aster Yachting, is a naval architect and has been designing and building boats since the late 70’s. Adrian developed a boatyard in Clifden in 1975 repairing and modifying commercial fishing vessels, going on to design and build fishing vessels up to 45ft in the 1980’s . He also built a number of traditional sailing crafts based on the Galway Hooker and the Gleoitoig designs, the most successful of which was St Roc built for Killary Adventure Centre.  

In 1989 Adrian moved his boatyard operation to the new marina and boatyard in Kilrush, where he provided repairs, servicing and storage for both commercial crafts and sailing boats.


Adrian is a keen yachtsman and is well known in sailing circles as a Marine Surveyor and has been an active member of the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland for many years.