The Elephant Boatyard is the home of classic yachts, on the famous River Hamble on England’s south coast.
We specialise in repairing, refitting and building new yachts and motor boats, as well as the restoration of classic wooden craft.
At the heart of our business is a team of master craftsmen with an in-depth knowledge of traditional boatbuilding techniques
combined with exceptional expertise in modern and innovative materials.

Our unique setting and the array of beautiful boats and classic yachts that live here create a very special atmosphere.
Your boat will be cared for with the same love and respect that our traditional values hold dear.
Come and visit us in Old Bursledon and see for yourself what a special place the Elephant Boatyard is.

We welcome all enquiries for new builds, restoration, refits and winter layup for all types of yacht, both historic and modern.

We are a family run business, nestled in the sheltered waters on the western side the River Hamble.

Our experienced team specialises in exceptional standards of boatbuilding and repair.

At the Elephant Boatyard, classic restorations have been an important part of the business for many years.

The Elephant Boatyard is at the forefront of bespoke yacht building in the UK

From our berths it takes just 25 minutes to the entrance of the Hamble River in Southampton Water.

The strongest endorsement of our credentials is feedback from our clients


Lands End Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8DN

The Elephant Boatyard is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 8 of the M27, and is next door to Bursledon rail station with frequent trains between Southampton and Portsmouth.

We are next door to the Jolly Sailor pub.

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Contact Us

 Tel: 02380 403268