The Elephant Boatyard is the home of
boat building 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
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, with years of experience in boat building, restoration and repair.

We have a reputation for excellence in maintenance/repair. We specialise in the supply and installation of bow thrusters, anodes, underwater fittings, covering all aspects of marine repairs from collision damage to full refits.

Boat building and classic restorations have been an important part of our business for many years. Our team of experienced boat builders can refit and rebuild to individual specifications.

Latest news from the yard, including details of the recently completed Dublin Bay 21 Foot hull and our role in the revival of a one design sailing class

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


Lands End Road, Bursledon, SO31 8DN.

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