We are proud to be one of the few remaining boatyards on the South Coast to have a dedicated team of skilled craftsmen with an unparalleled level of expertise in boat-building and repair. Headed up by Matt Richardson, the team has a passion for sailing – both racing and cruising – which gives us an in-depth […]
Some great photos of the Elephant Boatyard nestled into the banks of the River Hamble. Thanks to Ian Roman for some brilliant shots taken a few days ago, these ones done using a drone. Look out for more to follow.
We have a long-standing tradition of building high quality wood/epoxy racing and cruising yachts (up to over 70 feet). We therefore have great pleasure in presenting two Stephen Jones designed Spirit of Tradition cruiser / racers, the 43ft and 46ft Traditional Sloop. These yachts are aimed at being able to race competitively in classic regattas both […]
We still have some spaces for winter berthing (December – end March) on our sheltered pontoon berths in Bursledon Pool, subject to availability. All berths have electricity and water, and our yard can take on any refit requirements to enable you to get a head start for the 2017 season. Walk-on access to all moorings Lift […]
The Elephant Boatyard supported the inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in September with a ‘Pontoon Party’ serving Dark & Stormies to thirsty sailors as they returned from a day on the water. We couldn’t fill their glasses quickly enough!
Our anticipation is building as the Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week starts today – the largest Classic regatta event in the UK. It is sure to be a week of exhilarating racing on the Solent, with many different classes of traditional yachts taking part. But it is the 6M class that hold a special place […]
The International 6 Metre Class has long associations with the River Hamble which go back before the First World War. The 6 Metres were the Olympic keel boat class up to just after the War before being superseded by the International 5.5 class. Many of the most competitive 6’s were sailed out of the Hamble […]
Spring is in the air here at the Elephant Boatyard – and some photos to prove it!
Despite stormy conditions along the south coast, here at the Elephant we are sheltered from the elements, so were fortunately unaffected by the 80mph winds that have battered our shores in recent weeks. Happily, the sun is now shining and spring is in the air. In the coming weeks both boats and owners will awaken from their […]
Nic Compton, well respected classic boat journalist, was so taken with Nigella that he has just written a piece about her in the November issue of Classic Boat magazine. He tells the story of Nigella from her beginnings as Leo Rothschild’s elegant motor launch, through to her brief time spent as a museum piece in […]