TradBoat
Boat builders specialising in Traditional Boats


For a list of Boat builders specialising in boats of traditional style, both new build and restoration, scroll down the page.


Popular Sailing Dinghies contains colour photographs of over 100 sailing dinghies, modern and traditional, together with a sensible description of each and all the details of length, beam and weight. This book published in 2001 also contains a number of boats no longer in production and is therefore also a useful guide to second hand boats. Price: 6.95 For more details click here  

Popular Sailing Dinghies is compiled by the Editorial team at TradBoat and is normally supplied on the next working day and by first class post.


 


Boatbuilder Town Telephone
A J S Marine Services
Builders of Laurent Giles Jolly Boat and Islander dinghies in grp etc.
Hambrook
Chichester
01243
572692
Aqua Marine Ltd
Repair and restore
Chertsey
Surrey
01932
570202
Michael Atfield, Boatbuilder
Salcombe Yawls, dinghies launches
Salcombe
Devon
01548
843120
Barrowboat - See Greenway Marine Norwich
Norfolk
01508
520397
Eric Bergquvist
Winkle Brig dayboat and cruiser in grp
Penketh
Cheshire
01925
727519
Richard le Bloas
Repairs, clinker repairs. Mobile
Ardglass
Co Down
07711
232525
The Boatyard
Tideway clinker dinghies 12 ft & 14 ft in grp or timber
Maylandsea
Essex
01621
743546
The Boatworks
Traditional yacht interiors, restorations.
Mundon
Essex
01621
743158
Bossoms Boatyard
River launches
Medley
Oxon
01865
247780
Boris Proutzakoff - BPCM
Wooden boatbuilding
Le Lion
D'Angers
+33241
954836
Bridgend Boat Company
Brock traditional dinghies. Romilly & Roxanne dayboats
Plymouth
Devon
01752
404082
Fabian Bush, Boatbuilder
Clinker boats. Restoration. Plans
Colchester
Essex
01206
728577
Colin Buttifant
New build & restoration
Ludham
Norfolk
01692
678067
David Cartwright, Boatbuilder
Rowing craft specialist.  Restorations
Halesworth
Suffolk
01986
785322
Character Boats
Range of  simulated clinker dayboats in grp. Includes Lune Whammel
Lytham
Lancs
01253
727004
Chippendale Craft
Dayboats and skiffs complete and kit
Rye
E Sussex
01797
227707
Churchouse Boats
Drascombe range of dayboats
Whitchurch
Hants
01256
896292
John Claridge Boatbuilder
Lymington River Scows in grp
Lymington
Hants
01590
674821
Jamie Clay & Lawrence Weldon
Wooden boats, replicas, restoration. Albert Strange Canoe yawls
Maldon
Essex
01621
853804
Clyde Technologies Marine UK Ltd
Fishing craft, clinker dinghies, canoes
Port Glasgow
Scotland
01475
744660
Constables Boatyard
Build, restore, hire, Thames craft
Richmond
Surrey
0181 9488270
Cornish Cove Boats
Trad boats in grp
Redruth
Cornwall
01209
843459
J Coulam Boatbuilders
Angling boats & launches
Peterborough
Lincs
01778
348542
Coventry Boatbuilders
Repairs, restoration and museum work in wood, Wooden dinghie
Coventry
Warks
02476
256061
Covey Island Boatworks
Classic & modern. Nova Scotia
Petite Riviere
Lunenburg Co
(902)
6882591
Craftsman Craft
Dinghies and launches
Crediton
Devon
01647
24275
Richard Crane Yacht & Boatbuilder
Build, repair to 30'
Torpoint
Cornwall
01752
822845
Creative Marine
Electric and umpires launches
Matlaske
Norwich
01263
570100
D J Boats
Chorley
Lancs
01257
260820
Michael Dennett Boatbuilders
Boatbuilders
Chertsey
Surrey
01932
563448
Evans Boatworks
Wooden boats, build, restore
Barcaldine
Argyll
07815
075585
FCS (Scotland) Ltd
Repairs and restorations
Coalsnaughton
Clackmannan
01259
753605
John L Ferguson, Boatbuilder
Clinker boats, spars, repairs
Stanley
Perthshire
01738
26696
Peter Freebody
River boats, launches, restoration
Maidenhead
Berks
01628
824383
Fyne Boat Kits
Kayaks, canoes and sailing boats
Bowness
Cumbria
01539
721770
Alastair Garland
Restoration. Repair. Spars
Landford
Wilts
01794
322653
Neil Garside
Repair, joinery, for traditional craft
Bourne End
Bucks
01628
Tony Gaze
Boatbuilder
Halesworth
Suffolk
01379
586241
David S J Graham Boatbuilders
Boatbuilder
Henley
Oxon
01734
425528
T Green & Co
Repair, restore. Also Lloyd Loom
Henley
Oxon
01628
829371
Greenway Marine
Small clinker dinghy kits
Norwich
Norfolk
01508
520397
Harbour Boats  www.harbourboats.co.uk
Build & restore in wood and composite
Hamworthy 
Dorset
01202
461256
Harwich Boatcraft
Sanderling 18'0 cruiser. Repair. Restoration. Steam launches
Harwich
Essex
01255
551396
Henwood & Dean Boatbuilders
Restoration of classic Thames boats etc
Henley
Berks
01491
571692
Heyland Marine
Traditional style dinghies in grp.  Oars, paddles etc.
Bourne End
Bucks
01628
528830
H E Hipperson Ltd
Restoration and repair
Beccles
Suffolk
01502
712166
Hoad Sailboats
Build in wood. Ian Oughtred designs
Upwaltham
W Sussex
01798 344997
Honnor Marine
Dayboats
Heywood
Lancs
01706
369084
Trefor Hughes
Boatbuilding, restoration, RNLI work
Beaumaris
Anglesey
0976
921286
JEP Marine
Swale range of dinghies, grp simulated clinker
Nr Faversham
Kent
01227
750585
Brian D Kennell
Restoration of smacks
Maldon
Essex
01621
853330
Harry King & Sons
Clinker dinghies and dayboats
Ipswich
Suffolk
01473
780258
Jordan Boats http://jordanboats.co.uk
Plywood kits. Cobles etc.
Watchett
Somerset
07983
225517
Kingsley Farrington
Linton Hope classics
Trowse
Norwich
01603
666545
Kittiwake Boats
Traditional style dinghies and dayboats
Macclesfield
Cheshire
01260
252157
Lakeland Wooden Boats
Traditional wooden dinghies and dayboats. Traditional cruisers. Mallard clinker dinghies. Steam launches.  Boats built to order.
Kendal
Cumbria
01539
723921
C H Lavis & Son
Traditional craft to order. Restoration
Exmouth
Devon
01395
263095
Little Ship Projects
Wooden craft restoration
Hayling Island
Hants
0831
357606
Longwood Boats
Boatbuilders
Oulton Broad
Lowestoft
01502
574902
Maenporth Boats
Angling and dayboats. Pocket Cruiser
Falmouth
Cornwall
01326
251046
McGruer Dinghies
Clinker dinghies
Glasgow 01436
831313
Julian Mann Boatbuilder
Wooden boats to order. Repairs, restorations
Galmpton
Devon
01803
843877
Neville Moore Boat Restorations
Restorations
Fry's Island
Berks
0118
9590346
Adrian Morgan
Clinker boatbuilding repair and restoration. Specialises in double ended Norwegian Designs.
Ullapool
Wester Ross
01854
613079
David Moss
Sea Otter Canoe yawls. Wooden boat restoration, repair
Thornton
Lancs
01253
893830
Conrad Natzio Boatbuilder
Oystercatcher and  Sandpiper available built in plywood or as sets of drawings
c.natzio@btinternet.com
Woodbridge
Suffolk
01394
383491
Newson Boatbuilders
Repairs, restorations, spars
Oulton Broad
Lowestoft
01502
574902
North Quay Marine
Dayboats & Cruisers
Conyer
Kent
01795
521711
Fyne Boat Kits
Kits for dinghies, kayaks, sailing skiffs
Bowness
Cumbria
015394
44300
T Green & Co
Repair, restore, Lloyd Loom Furniture
Henley
Oxon
01628
829371
Greenwich Marine Services
North Quay dayboats 7 gaff cutters. Sheathed timber
Chatham
Kent
01634
829723
Native Yacht Co
Harrier launches
Brundall
Norfolk
01603
716588
Tim O'Keefe, Boatbuilder
Wooden boatbuilder. Restorations
Wraysbury
Middlesex
01784
482569
Original Box Boat Co
Angling craft, canoes, dayboats
Edenbridge
Kent
01342
850087
Ian Oughtred, Boat Designer
Plans.  Caledonian Yawl etc.
Bearnside
Isle of Skye
01470
532732
PJS Boats
Westray 16 Dayboats in plywood
Bordon
Hants
01420
489595
Patterson Boatworks
Traditional boatbuilding and restoration
Hawkshead
Cumbria
01539
436660
Petticrows Ltd
Dragons, others, build and service
Burnham on Crouch, Essex 01621
782115
Phoenix Fleet
Electric launches, builders, restoration
Potter Heigham
Norfolk
01692
670460
V J Pratt & Sons
Norfolk Wanderer wooden clinker dayboats etc
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
01553 764058
Pot Wight Marine
West Wight potter micro cruiser E-type.
Christchurch
Dorset
01202
478396
Reflection Canoes
Canoes and paddles
01502
511253
Ian B Richardson
Orkney Yole in timber
Stromness
Orkney
01856
850321
Sail & Oar
Wooden boatbuilder, courses, restoration
Totnes
Devon
01803
866680
Salterns Boatbuilders
Memory, Wagtail etc
Bursledon
Hanst
02380
407606
Sail & Oar
Shearwater 16 double ender.  Restoration. Tuition.
Totnes
Devon
01803
866680
Salter Bros
Skiffs, boats for children, electric launches
Folly Bridge
Oxford
01865
243421
Salterns Boatbuilders
Wagtail dinghies, simulated clinker.  Tela dayboats & Memory gaff sloop. GRP
Bursledon
Hants
023 8040
7606
Sea King Boatbuilders
Clinker boats to 30 ft. "Sea King"
Leigh on Sea
Essex
01702
473612
South River Marine
Traditional boatbuilding.  Norfolk ODs
St Olaves
Norfolk
01493
488469
Alan Staley, Shipwright
All types of wooden boat work. Spars 
Faversham
Kent
01795
530668
Stanley & Thomas Boatbuilders
Wooden dinghies. Restoration particularly Thames boats
Windsor
Berks
01753
833166
Swallow Boat Design & Consultancy
Transportable kit or complete boats including Storm Petrel, Razorbill. Little Auk. Plywood
Cardigan
Ceredigion
01239
615140
Thames Electric Launch Co
Electric launches
Goring
Berks
01491
873126
Toughs Boatyard
Building Traveller to Yole Ness design by Iain Oughtred 
Teddington
Middlesex
020 8977
4494
Trecarne Boats
Range of day sailers
Redruth
Cornwall
01209
843459
Colin Trevelion
Ptarmigan dinghies in clinker/ply epoxy
Stansted
Essex
01279
814112
W Trout & Son
Build, restore, repair wooden boats
Topsham
Devon
01392
873044
Ullapool Boatbuilders
Traditional boats to order
Ullapool
Westeross
01854
613380
West Solent Boat Builders
Keyhaven scows etc
Milford on Sea 01590
642080
Willow Bay Boats
Farthing dayboat, Ha'penny dayboat, Shilling cruising yawl. All timber or grp
Cleabarrow
Cumbria
015394
42741
Woodwind Boats
Dinghies, Victorian canoes
Westcliff
Essex
01702
846608
Wootton Bridge Industries
Wooden boatbuilders, skiffs and dinghies/dayboats, lapstrake copper fastened
Wootton
Bridge. IOW
01983
280707
Working Sail
Yacht designers and builders
 Penryn
Cornwall
 01326
373645

Traditional boats are available in original and modern materials, fastened as they were when first built, or using modern epoxy systems.  Boat builders in the year 2003 have looked carefully at the problems of maintaining traditional style boats, particularly wooden boats, and the use of modern varnishes has greatly reduced maintenance whilst retaining their original appearance.


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Charles Smith Publications  Last updated: 05 Jan 2017