The Elephant Boatyard is the home of
classic yachts on the River Hamble.
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 boat-building techniques,
combined with exceptional expertise
in new & innovative high-tech composites.

Steeped in history, and like an exclusive ‘club’
for those in the know, our unique setting – and
the array of beautiful boats and classic yachts that
live here – create a very special atmosphere.

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

Nigella in the cradle hoist after renovation

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.

Moon River motor launch on the Hamble River

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

moorings at the yard with classic sailing yachts and motor cruisers

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

Nigella stern

The strongest endorsement of our credentials is feedback from our clients


Lands End Road, Bursledon, SO31 8DN.

We are just 5 mins from Junction 8 on the M27.

News from the Yard

Meet the team – our dedicated and highly skilled team of craftsmen are experts in boat-building and repair.

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Contact Us

 Tel: 02380 403268