At the Elephant Boatyard, classic restorations have been an important part of the business for many years. Our team of master craftsmen have an in-depth knowledge of both traditional boatbuilding techniques, as well as the restoration of classic wooden craft. All aspects of wooden boat restoration and refit can be undertaken within our dedicated facility.

Numerous projects, past and present, lay testimony to our skills. The yard has recently re launched the classic 1959 Nelson motor launch ‘Nigella’ after extensive rebuilding and installing new engines. These photos illustrate the exquisite craftsmanship employed by our team of master boatbuilders to restore Nigella to her former glory – she is once again turning heads where ever she goes.

Beatitude is another project which demonstrates our commitment to classic yacht restoration.  Neglected and in a state of extreme disrepair, our team of boat builders have reinstated her beautiful wooden exterior to create a stunning example of a classic motor launch.