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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
We still have some spaces for winter berthing (December – end March) on our sheltered pontoon berths in Bursledon Pool, subject to availability. All berths have electricity and water, and our yard can take on any refit requirements to enable you to get a head start for the 2017 season. Walk-on access to all moorings Lift […]
The Elephant Boatyard supported the inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in September with a ‘Pontoon Party’ serving Dark & Stormies to thirsty sailors as they returned from a day on the water. We couldn’t fill their glasses quickly enough!
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 […]
The International 6 Metre Class has long associations with the River Hamble which go back before the First World War. The 6 Metres were the Olympic keel boat class up to just after the War before being superseded by the International 5.5 class. Many of the most competitive 6’s were sailed out of the Hamble […]