Entries by mod_elephant

Dublin Bay 21 Foot hull

The build of the Dublin Bay 21 Foot hull, started here in the yard in November, is now complete. The team did a truly brilliant job and she left for the Kilrush Boatyard in Ireland last week.  It was a proud moment to see her finished, and a reminder of the very high standard of […]

Dublin Bay 21 Foot

Work on the Dublin Bay 21 Foot hull has continued apace, and we are now in the final stages of the build. Diagonal veneers of African mahogany have been laid over yellow cedar strip planking, an incredibly robust construction. All that remains is for her to be sheathed and sanded. Like with all hand crafted […]

Carlotta wins “Best Restoration of the Year” award

We were thrilled to find out that Carlotta – our resident 1899 Bristol Pilot Cutter – has won the 2019 Classic Boat Magazine Award for “Best Restoration of the Year” over 40ft. Having had considerable restoration work completed at the Abernethy & Gaudin Boatyard on Vancouver Island, Carlotta came to us with further work required […]

Our quest for the perfect topsides …

We will readily admit to being completely obsessed with achieving a perfect finish. Our experienced team spend hours repairing, sanding, filling and fairing any scratches or cracks before applying the first coat of paint. After carefully sanding again, and ensuring the hull is completely smooth, an additional layer goes on. The final coat is then painstakingly applied to create […]

2018 Highlights from the Yard

2018 has been a busy year here at the Elephant Boatyard, notable for the sheer diversity of projects we have undertaken. So a couple of snippets to share with you below, and a very Happy Christmas from us all. Dublin Bay 21 Foot – New Build We are delighted to have been selected to build a […]

2018 Hamble Classics

It was another glorious weekend of racing at the 3rd Hamble Classics at the Royal Southern Yacht Club with 75 classic yachts entered including Peggy Bawn, Thalia, Ivy Green and Thistle, all of whom reside here at the yard.  After Saturday’s racing, we hosted the now famous Elephant Boatyard Rum Party serving up hundreds of […]

Aeolus – a fast and beautiful racing yacht.

Aeolus 30 Square Metre, built in 1989, is a fine example of the legendary Knud H Reimers International racing design. A fast and beautiful boat, the classic lines of her composite hull combined with teak cabin coamings, cockpit and brightwork give a beautiful, traditional look.  Just what we love!   Her new owner came to […]

Classic Boat Magazine article – A Jewel on the Hamble

The well-known Elephant yard lives up to its name as a yard with a long memory The turn off from the ambitiously named Land’s End Road (it’s a lane) into Elephant Boatyard is a portal to another world. A hairpin bend takes you down a short, steep hill into a yard that has attained, over […]

Masters in refit & restoration

Despite the recent freezing winter weather conditions, life here at the yard is anything but dull. Although we work across all different kinds of boats, from cruising to racing, wooden to GRP, our absolute passion is Classic Yachts. Traditional wooden craft, and bringing history back to life, are simply what we LOVE. Our in-house team […]

Autumn Newsletter 2017

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 SAILING SEASON The 6M class were well represented in July’s Panerai Classics Regatta in Cowes, with Thistle, Melita and St Kitts from the yard all taking part.  St Kitts, built by the Elephant and a past European champion, came 2nd, and Tom and his team in Thistle came 3rd after some exciting […]