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 […]

Egret the steam powered launch

Our latest projects – February 2016

Despite stormy conditions along the south coast, here at the Elephant we are sheltered from the elements, so were fortunately unaffected by the 80mph winds that have battered our shores in recent weeks. Happily, the sun is now shining and spring is in the air. In the coming weeks both boats and owners will awaken from their […]