Notable projects include:
Four replicas of a range of launches originally built in the 1940s. Constructed from two layers of mahogany planking and splined fir decking with electric propulsion system.
1940s Electric Launch
Redesign and restoration including 12 steamed ribs, new decks, systems and interior refit. WINNER of 2022 Thames Trad Boat Festival Simmonds trophy!
1950s Canoe Stern
Major deck repairs, upgrade to contemporary classic monocoque deck and brightwork colour restoration.
1930s Open Launch
Re-establish true and original shape for complete rebuild: centreline replacement including deadwood redesign and engine rebuild.
Structural stiffening and re-riveting, new hardware and general TLC. Subsequently won Best Foreign Boat at the BCMBR Windermere rally 2023!
Andrews Slipper Launch
Complete colour scrape and brightwork restoration.
Significant hull restoration including frames, seam batons, planking, chines, stem and keel.
Structural restoration, foredeck recaulking and remaking of the signature Chris-Craft hatch.
New build Burlington is based on a 1952 Switzercraft hydroplane racer. Reimagined as a fast 3 seater, with aluminum bucket seats trimmed in marine leather for superb comfort.
Ex Looe Hireboat
Major structural restoration, new decks, interior and engine install.
Swedish Canoe Stern
Major structural restoration and cabin redesign pending.
Our ongoing restoration project is the 1898 Saloon Launch Esperanza. Watch this space for further updates.
A variety of general repairs from over the years.