Restorations at Harbour Marine Services

We are fortunate to have over the past thirty years or so gained some of the best craftsmen in the country. To this end we are able to provide a full restoration or rebuild service in either timber, grp or aluminium. The fact that we have all the required disciplines in house means that we are able to design, cost and execute any restoration economically and efficiently and manage our schedules and budgets on a weekly basis. Whilst we have carried out complete rebuilds and restorations to many grp and aluminium yachts our specialised expertise has become one that involves classic timber vessels. We have seven full time shipwrights whom are able to achieve anything from replacing a cracked timber or plank to carrying out a detailed restoration including fitting out, joinery and so forth. Often we will be asked to become involved in a restoration project before the vessel in question has been purchased and in this way we are able to advise our client from the start. We actively encourage our clients to engage with their project and to work alongside our staff if appropriate and time allows.


Please have a look at the examples of some of the restorations that we have carried out over the years.


October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Built in Castleford in 1930 by Cliff and Jones. At the time of Dunkirk she was owned by M.V.Lazarus and spent 3 days under fierce air attack ferrying troops from East Beach. Lazy [...]

Pamela Tivey – Herreshoff

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Restoration of Pamela Tivey Herreshoff 12 1/2 The plan is to remove each mahogany plank from the top down and replace with white ceder. The mahogany [...]


July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Nic Seal brought his 46ft twin screw Silverleaf to Harbour Marine Services after a recommendation from the owners of 'Gralian' and then a visit from John Buckley to their home in Cowes. She came up [...]


July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Gralian is a 45ft Medina class Saunders Roe built in 1937. Jonathan and Helen Lewis bought her in 2010 as a long term live-aboard and were planning to set off to the Mediterranean , when [...]


June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Meredies is a 46ft Silver Leaf built in 1937 by JA Silver in Rosneath. Her owner, David Worthington, brought her to John Buckley when he bought her for a complete re-fit in 2010. All the [...]