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.

Vannadis

Another yacht Vannadis has arrived for over wintering in the yard watching her being moved around the marina in the remote control hoist was quite something

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Rummer Yawl

Rummer has come to HMS for a fairly major refurbishment, she has been shot blasted to remove the build up of anti-foul, now we can see what is beneath we can attend to any repairs that need doing,

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Hippocampus

Hippocampus is a Bates Star Craft 33 from Shepperton on the Thames. She is coming to our Southwold yard to have a thorough refit.

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Grand Delphini

A Grand Soleil 50 at our Ipswich yard is having a new Fusion entertainment system fitted, including a TV which rises out of a table! In addition to the normal winter maintenance works.

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Kalulu

Kalulu a J51 is no stranger to HMS and is returning for some winter works. She is coming out of the water to have her topsides and transom sanded and repainted in flag blue and we are designing and fabricating a new stainless swim platform with a teak grating.

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Dynamene

This is Dynamene a fine example of a Yachting World 5 tonner she was designed by Robert Clark and originally built in 1948.

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Josephine

A familiar face at HMS over the years Josephine has returned to our Ipswich yard for some winter maintenance works, including a gentle refurb of her teak decks and all the brightwork being revarnished using Allwood.

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Charis

Charis Charis is a Sadler 32 she has come to HMS for a complete refit and overhaul with all new deck fittings. We started off by stripping

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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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Meridies

This is Meridies a 1937 46ft Silver Leaf class boat, she has recently been to HMS for a refresh prior to being sold through Sanderman Yacht…

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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 had bought

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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 came to

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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 is a

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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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Chinda

Nic Seal brought his 46ft twin screw Silverleaf to Harbour Marine Services after a recommendation from the owners of ‘Gralian’ and then a visit from John Buckley to their home in Cowes.

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Lazy Days -9 launch

Lazy Days

Was originally built in Castleford in 1930 by Cliff and Jones. She was later used as a Dunkirk little ship and took part in Operation Dynamo evacuating troops from East Beach.

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