Services & Useful Contacts for Hillyard Owners

Solent Wooden BoatS

David Edmondson and Tom Bennett at Solent Wooden Boats is available to carry out work on member's craft. Based in Southsea in the Historic England site or Fort Cumberland his services and contact details can be found via their website.

Ark Surveys

42 The Causeway, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LJ
Tel: 01621 857065 Mobile: 07973 252625
Partners: Lawrence Weldon
Small craft and wooden vessel surveyors
Ark Surveys brings together in partnership over 30 years experience with most types of craft,
sail and power, in wood or GRP. We are fully conversant with modern yacht production.
However, with our traditional background we have the widest possible expertise in wooden
boat construction for craft of all ages.
Ark Surveys are able to offer:
Full condition reports
Special or partial surveys
Damage reports
Project supervision for refits, repairs, or new builds
Design and specification advice
With services tailored for individuals, we can report on the whole vessel or focus
on just one area. So, you only pay for the information you need.
Full professional indemnity insurance carried
For more information and a keenly priced quote,
please call Lawrence Weldon on 01621 857065 or 07973 252625
or visit

Mark Taylor's Shipwright Services

Mark Taylor, Shipwright with Hillyards for thirty plus years is striking out on his own and offering his vast experience to Hillyard Owners. He is contactable

Chris Young writes

I am a practicing shipwright offering this sevice out of Newhaven, East Sussex, where I have just recently restored a timber vessel for one of my clients, I was indeed apprenticed to a local yard in this part of Sussex where at that time (1970's) they were still building in timber.
I carried out my City & Guild course studies with other apprentices from Hillyards at that time at the designated college.

I offer a mobile Shipwrighting Service, which helps in keeping overheads to a minimum and therefore allows more competitive hourly rate, subject to distance of travel etc ,
Vessels can be brought to Newhaven Marina, where there is either hard standing ( Ashore storage ) or the option to hire a newly reactivated boathall undercover faciility.( Hired out for possible refits works )

Should any of your members be seeking this type of service I leave this email plus a contact number.

Regards Chris Young

Tel: 07763340205

Shoreline Yacht Transport

Shoreline Yacht Transport is a family run business dedicated to high standards of customer sevice. Terry Ollerton, the owner, has been moving boats for over twenty-five years and is well respected in the trade. Steady expansion has led to a highly motivated team which specialises in the safe transport of yachts and motor boats throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

Today the company operates three lorries and numerous specialised trailers, suitable for all shapes and sizes of craft. Recent additions to the fleet are brand new suspended yacht and boat
trailers, and a state-of-the-art
rear steering trailer.

Tel: 01243 785370
Fax: 01243 785470     Mobile: 07836 789083     Website:

Nick Gates & Co - Emsworth

Nick Gates
Nick Gates & Co
Unit 3, Emsworth Shipyard, Emsworth, Hampshire. PO10 8BP
Tel: 07957 422941; Email:
See News pages for one of Nick's Hillyard Restorations
Nick trained at the International Boatbuilding Training College in Lowestoft, Suffolk, from 1986-7 before joining the renowned Combes Boatyard in Bosham, West Sussex, in 1987. He remained with the yard until its closure in 1999, latterly working as slipway manager, and then set up Nick Gates & Co



Little Foxes
Dorset DT2 7NT

Tel. 01258 837153
Mobile (1) 07963 011390
Mobile (2) 07501 144631 (occasionally better reception)

For information on surveying, osmosis, timber construction, and much more go to

Arun Canvas and Rigging

Located in Rope walk adjacent to Hillyards Yard, they provide a multitude of services including; Canvas covers, tarpaulins, ropes, wire ropes, rigging, lifting slings and tackle.

The quality of their work is first class and thoroughly recomended.

Contact Nick or Andy on 01903-732561 or Fax 01903-732703

Simon Winter Marine

Members may be interested to know that Simon Winter Marine specialize in offering insurance for traditional wooden craft. The details of this firm are listed below with a link to the company's website. Simon is very obliging and will offer discount to Hillyard Owners Association Members

Simon Winter Marine Limited | Classic Yacht Insurance Specialists

Sponsors of the Classic Boat Magazine Awards 2014

0vermass House, 6B Beer Road, Seaton, Devon EX12 2PA  United Kingdom

Tel  +44 (0)844 988 6132  Fax  +44 (0)844 988 6133  Mob  +44 (0)7775 627652  Overseas  +44 (0)1297 625992

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