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 […]

So Pleased Completed

So Pleased a Moody 38 has been with our team in Ipswich for some improvement works, the saloon hatch headlining has been replaced, we have replaced the bulkhead fashion piece, the doors have been swapped to open the opposite way, we have finished the galley locker with a teak trim and made a new teak […]

Covid Update

With the latest lockdown measures now in place we just wanted to reassure our lovely customers that although our chandlery is closed to the public if there is anything you need we can take orders over the telephone, take payment and arrange for delivery or collection. The boatyards are still operating following the latest strict […]

Wanda returns

Wanda the Dunkirk little ship has returned to HMS for the winter for some maintenance works and to try and solve some ongoing issues. See the full project here.

Yard News

HMS welcomes Josephine back to the Ipswich yard for some fairly major winter maintenance works.