Alan Staley has been restoring and building boats since he left school, with a real passion for his work Alan formed the business 35 years ago, and has always specialized in the repair and restoration of classic or historical vessels.
We have carried out major rebuilds on all manner of vessels, some from a working background and others that were built as yachts.
In May, Alan won the Craft Skills Award for teaching skills in the work place. The award was presented by H.R.H. Prince Charles at The Glaziers Hall, London.
We are one of only a small number of businesses that undertake the building and erection of traditional wooden flag masts.
This can be small, about 18' — 20' single pole type, or up to90' comprising main mast and top mast, with or without yard arms and gaff.
These mast are made of home grown Douglas fir, and all standing riggings are of stainless steel, and running rigging is of polyester rope.
All flag masts are finished, primer, undercoat and three top coats, unless otherwise agreed.
We can undertake new build of any traditional type of craft, from dinghy upwards.
The most recent new build was a John Leather designed New Blossom. The build was featured in Water Craft magazine.