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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Elephant Boatyard, Bursledon. 21st June 2017.

Meet the team

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 […]

Elephant Boatyard, Bursledon. 21st June 2017.

Ian Roman photography

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.  

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Spirit of Tradition cruising / racing yachts designed by Stephen Jones

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 […]

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Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week 2016

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 […]