We specialise in building traditional bespoke wooden yachts to individual specifications. We are also experts in classic boat restoration and undertake all types of refit & restoration work.

At the heart of our business is a team of
master craftsmen who have 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 traditional wooden 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 are skilled in all aspects of traditional wooden boatbuilding – design, hull construction, fine joinery work, finishing, restoration and brightwork.

Latest news from the yard including photos of the Nigel Irens 50ft bespoke yacht build which is currently in progress. Traditional wooden boatbuilding at its very best!

Various boats at the Elephant moorings

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

LOCATION

The Elephant Boatyard, Lands End Road, Bursledon,

SO31 8DN

We are just 5 minutes from Junction 8 on the M27, and a short walk from Bursledon Station.