The Clyde Navigation Trust created its own ship repair yard at Renfrew following the closure of an earlier yard at Dalmuir. The Renfrew yard was provided with two slips to haul vessels out of the water for repair and a well equiped engineering workshop. For many years the yard was busy with a contrant stream of the Trust's own vessels (dredgers, hopper barges, ferries, the CNT's own tug and various harbour workboats). The conversion of the Trust into the Clyde Port Authority and its eventual privatisation meant that, for the first time in its history, the Clyde Navigation came into the ownership of a private company with very different objectives. The river fleet was confined to history and the Renfrew yard was leased to private operators. During 2003 it was announced that the yard would be closed and swept away for further high profit residential developments. This view shows the site in its final few months as a working yard. Unlie many other Clyde shipyards it was not removed because it had become redundant.