HMS Boatbuilder Apprenticeship

We are looking for two apprentices to join our team and learn the skills necessary, you will have the opportunity to work on historical craft alongside highly skilled boatbuilders. Follow the link for more information

Traditional Boat Festival

HMS will be appearing once again at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival in Henley from 27th-30th August come and meet some of the team.

HMS dolphin watch

This summer a few of our lovely customers have had some wonderful dolphin encounters here are a few of our favourites. The first video is from Bethamar on the east coast and the second is from Jorvik in Devon.


Mero is a wonderful example of a John Bains Silverette she is a regular visitor to HMS for maintenance works and her wonderful owners do an awful lot of the hard work.

Wide Beam Barge

Being based on the coast we don’t very often work on canal boats however this wide beam barge is the latest arrival for an internal refit at Ipswich. It is certainly a blank canvas and the owners have some fabulous interior design ideas.