Harbour Marine Services

Incorporating Southwold & Ipswich Boatyards

Projects

We are fortunate to have over the past thirty years or so gained some of the best craftsmen in the country. To this end we are able to provide a full restoration or rebuild service in either timber, grp or aluminium.

The fact that we have all the required disciplines in house means that we are able to design, cost and execute any restoration economically and efficiently and manage our schedules and budgets on a weekly basis. Whilst we have carried out complete rebuilds and restorations to many grp and aluminium yachts our specialised expertise has become one that involves classic timber vessels.

We have seven full time shipwrights whom are able to achieve anything from replacing a cracked timber or plank to carrying out a detailed restoration including fitting out, joinery and so forth. Often we will be asked to become involved in a restoration project before the vessel in question has been purchased and in this way we are able to advise our client from the start.

We actively encourage our clients to engage with their project and to work alongside our staff if appropriate and time allows.

Nouchette

Nouchette is a Westerly Oceanlord she has come to HMS for a mini refit over the winter including new decks.

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Kingfisher

Kingfisher is a 1935 Silvers John Bain 42ft ‘Silver leaf’ twin screw motor yacht. She is a fine example of a classic motor yacht from one of the great British yards. She was designed by John Bain and built in Rosneath by James A Silver. She has come to HMS for the winter for maintenance, some modifications and improvements and a lot of varnishing!

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Magyar

Magyar

Magyar is a 1939 Medina class motor yacht built by Saunders Roe in East Cowes, she is one of eight of her kind. In 2011 her now owner John Burgess read an article in Classic Boat about her sistership ‘Grailian’ who had been extensively restored by HMS…

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Okura

Okura HMS regularly take on refits for minor and major works and in the late Summer of 2017 we were approached by a couple who

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Karinda

Karinda

Karinda is a fine example of a 40ft Bates Starcraft, she came to HMS for some fairly extensive improvements to the superstructure and a new aft deck steering position and seating area.

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Brigand

Brigand is a British built Space 56 design catamaran, she was involved in a collision with a huge commercial tug and suffered extensive damage and

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Jorvic

Jorvic The latest edition to the HMS restoration fleet is Jorvic, a McGruer 41, she arrived with us during lockdown for an extensive restoration. She

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Wanda

Wanda

Wanda is another of the Dunkirk Little Ships which has made its way to HMS, she has come in for some cosmetic works prior to the 80th Commemoration Celebrations in May 2020.

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