Restorations

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.

Saunterer

Saunterer is a classic launch she has come to us for a full restoration, she will be stripped and refurbished over the winter. Today we moved her into the boat shed ready for the transformation to begin.

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Antionette

Antoinette came into us back in 2018 for a fairly major overhaul and as works progressed we discovered further issues which needed to be resolved….

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Maimonde​

Maimonde is sister ship to Magyar and Grailian and another Saunders Roe Medina class. The owner came across her for sale in a marina in Hull, he contacted us initially enquiring about finding a surveyor, it was then we were able to share our knowledge and experience of the Medina Class and she was subsequently purchased.

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Jorvik

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gralian

Gralian is a 45ft Medina class Saunders Roe built in 1937. Jonathan and Helen Lewis bought her in 2010 as a long term live-aboard and were planning to set off to the Mediterranean , when they discovered she needed some work as she was leaking badly.

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