The Boatyard

gladys_tallAt Harry King & Sons we offer a comprehensive boatyard service, from storage and launching, to restorations. We are equipped to store and launch boats up to 12.5 tonnes and 37′ in length. We are also able to pressure wash and dismast your boat for storage. During the fitting out season you will always be able to park your car near your boat and in the sailing season the front yard is cleared for designated dinghy storage to all our customers. The front yard can also be used to load and unload cars before parking in the top boat park.
We have been building clinker dinghies and yachts since the very beginning of the boatyard’s history. We built two boats for Arthur Ransome, the author of Swallows and Amazons. We have currently built around 700 dinghies.
We are a small, dedicated and experienced team. Most of us sail on The Orwell and surrounding rivers and so understands the needs of our customers.

We have the skills and knowledge to offer a long list of services including;

  • planking, framing and centre line structures (including keel bolts and floors).
  • re-decking – teak laid decks and epoxy sheathed plywood.
  • spar making and rigging.
  • interior re-fits including head linings.
  • re-newing and re-sealing cabin windows.
  • wooden trim (teak rails, rubbing strakes and hand rails).
  • all GRP repairs.
  • shotblasting and epoxy coatings.
  • all varnish and paintwork, including topside re-sprays and name transfers.

We also carry out engineering work including;

  • installation of new engines and repairs, including removing and craning out old.
  • stern gear.
  • rudder bearings.
  • fuel tanks and pipe work.
  • gear boxes and sail drives.
  • propellors.
  • installation of bow thrusters.
  • seacocks and skin fittings.
  • all stainless steel fabrication.
  • full welding service.