Yard Services2018-10-19T13:36:46+01:00

Southwold Yard services

With twenty staff we are able to design, project manage and execute anything from the smallest repair to a new build or a complete restoration. Our in -house services include the following:

  • Full traditional and modern boatbuilding techniques in timber, GRP, aluminium and steel
  • West systems approved Osmosis treatment centre
  •  Full rigging service
  •  Marine engineering
  •  Marine electrical engineering and design
  •  Fabrication in steel, aluminium and stainless
  •  Awlgrip accredited application centre

Our premises comprise of some 10,000 sq feet of temperature controlled and ventilated undercover shed space, a 1000 sq foot chandlery and hardstanding for 100 vessels.
Our own pontoons with electric and water facilities.
24 ton hoist, 20 ton crane.

Haul Out & Hardstanding

We have a Wise hoist and a 20 ton crane which can handle all our boat movements and rigging work. We have hard-standing for up to 100 vessels. We have access to two slips and can haul out vessels up to 50 foot in length. We offer competitive rates for hardstanding and are happy for owners to work on their vessels whilst they are with us. We offer a complete package for the winter including haul out, pressure wash, anti-foul, hardstanding for the winter and launch.


Our premises comprise of some 10,000 sq feet of temperature controlled and ventilated undercover shed space in three separate sheds. This allows us to always have a ‘clean’ shed for varnishing and painting. We have a fully equipped engineering workshop and a 1000 sq foot chandlery. Whilst vessels are under our care for a refit or restoration, we have the facility to store all personal and interior items in our store rooms. We always welcome owners to come and work on their boats; we believe that if owners are part of the work on their vessel they will gain the best possible experiences from their use and ownership.


We have one the most experienced rigging teams on the East Coast. They are able to make and fit both standing and running rigging to all vessels from modern cruisers, race yachts and dinghies to classic yachts. They are experienced in making your vessel sail better and more easily and their advice is, as always at HMS, free. We are able to design, make and rig timber spars for the more traditional vessel or provide new aluminium spars in conjunction with Z-Spars. Servicing and replacement of deck gear, furling systems and winches is also offered and we are the East Coast service agents for Lewmar. We stock English Braid ropes and offer a full splicing service where our riggers can splice almost any line to suit your particular vessel. We carry a good stock of blocks and winches and can provide systems from Wichard, Lewmar, Harken, Ronstan, Spinlock. Selden and many others.


Our engineering staff are able to diagnose and repair both diesel and petrol engines of all makes and models. We have a fully equipped engineering workshop and this allows us to carry out engine rebuilds and repair onsite. We are also able to supply most makes of engines at competitive prices and provide a full installation service, including design, manufacture of new engine bearers, stern gear exhaust systems and tank systems. Working with our electricians, we are able to also supply and install generators. We supply and fit propellers from Bruntons, Gori and Darglow and fit as standard Ambassador rope cutters.


We have two dedicated and full time painters whom are able to provide your vessel with a prefect paint or varnish finish. We are an Awlgrip application centre and also use Hempels, International and Epifanes. Our temperature controlled workshops ensure we are able to apply paints and varnishes throughout the year. Whether your vessel or mast needs a repair or a full repaint and varnish, we are able to accommodate your requirements.

Repair & Refit


Much of our work is in refit and restoration and with this brings the challenges to satisfy our clients wishes to alter and improve their vessels to suit their personal requirements. Over the years we have become very adept at designing interior and exterior alterations to suit our clients’ needs without detracting from the often lovely original aesthetic overall appeal many vessels have. So whether you require the smallest alteration to your vessel or a complete fit out, we are able to assist you in achieving this. We are very happy to discuss your ideas and requirements and give advice and guidance before you commit to any project.