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.

Yard News

As we come to the end of what seems like a very short 2020 boating season both the Southwold and Ipswich yards are gearing up for a busy winter with a number of new boats arriving for mini and major refits and those existing projects nearing completion. If you have a project you would like […]

‘Foresight’ 1938 Herd and Mackenzie for sale £195K

FORESIGHT

Fully restored between 2013 and 2017, at Harbour Marine Services Ltd., Southwold, “Foresight” is now berthed on her own mooring on the Walberswick side of the River Blyth, enjoying stunning views of both Southwold and Walberswick. The pontoon and walkway were also rebuilt in 2014, including a lockable storage / bike shed.

Hammersmith bridge closure

With so many of our customers based on the Thames the closure of Hammersmith bridge has caused a huge inconvenience, it has also separated fleets such as the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships with the fleet on different sides of the bridge! The historic bridge is at risk of collapsing and the structure has serious […]

Yard News

Harbour Marine Services Home

Despite the strange times, it is a busy time at both Southwold and Ipswich boatyards. Although there was some delay in the start of the season with lockdown now eased boat owners are starting to use their boats, and discovering jobs, plus we have the ongoing larger projects.

Davey and Company London Ltd announces new owners

The future of Davey & Company London Ltd, the heritage boat-fittings manufacturer, is in safe hands following its recent acquisition by John Buckley, owner of Harbour Marine Services Ltd.  This seals the long-standing connection between the two companies, born of Harbour Marine’s specialism in restoring many Classic vessels including several Little Dunkirk Ships for which […]

Dunkirk Little Ships

Dunkirk Little Ships Update Unfortunately but not surprisingly the Dunkirk little ships 80th Commemoration event has been cancelled in May, so the race to get all the boats completed by then has been eased, the HMS team are however still cracking on with great British spirit to get Maimonde and all the others finished. Share […]