Sussex-based custom build, restoration & repair of traditional river & coastal craft

Builders of fine skiffs and gigs for sail & oar


Nestled in the lee of the south downs our workshop enables us to undertake maintenance, repair and extensive restoration work under cover.
Dry storage available for trailerable wooden boats.
Makers of oars and spars, bespoke canvas covers and signwriting.


We also provide a shipright service around the yards during winter lay-up or afloat, from annual maintenance and repairs to major refits and rebuilds, our approach is to adhere to time-honoured methods using traditional materials.

If you have a project I would be happy to discuss it with you.

The Workshop

Boats for Sale

William Atkin Cutter

Ryan Wins Award

The Walker Dinghy

New Build

The Gloriana

Winner of Country Living’s The Balvenie Artisan Awards’ Best start-up business based on a traditional craft or skill (2009) read more

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