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 https://findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-616223

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.

Splice it nice

Ever wondered how you splice an eye in a double braided polyester rope here is Mike making it look easy although he did forget to put it through the block!

Now Open

Chandlery is now open to the public Monday-Friday

Maimonde Video Updates

A big day today with the initial launch of Maimonde, sadly the owner Howard couldn’t be here due to lockdown restrictions….

Need a Winter wardrobe Lockdown treat?

Despite the lockdown we are still open for telephone orders, we have a fabulous range of Holebrook, Black Yak & Orca Bay cosy jumpers, hats and boots for all those Lockdown walks. Although our Chandlery is currently closed to walk in customers you can arrange delivery or collection of your items and payment over the […]

Vote for Maimonde in the Classic Boat Awards

Many of you have followed the progress of the wonderful restoration of the Saunders Roe Maimonde at HMS over the last few years including the excitement of discovering she was a Dunkirk Little ship . As you know she has been voted in the prestigious Classic Boat Awards for best restored powered vessel category. We […]