News & Events

SYH workshop undertakes extensive refit of a Moody 54’

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This winter, our experienced team of boat builders were challenged with a short deadline and a tall order for an extensive refit on a Moody 54’.

Undeterred by a demanding timeline, the team started the project by removing, modifying and rebedding the keel, applying Coppercoat to the hull and giving the topsides a re-spray. 

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SYH welcomes Bannister Boat Store and Services

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Bannister Boat Store and Services has joined the raft of on-site businesses based at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, and will be offering a range of services from new and used boat sales to water sport accessories.

The business is based at the site of the former Levington Park & Ride at the marina, and is run by experienced engineer Chris Bannister. 

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Topside splining

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In our latest short film exploring the skills and expertise of the SYH boatyard, find out how we go about topside splining a wooden boat here.   

Two apprentices join the boatyard

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Two new apprentices have come on-board at SYH to join our highly skilled boat building team at our on-site workshop.

Joining us for a four year apprenticeship, James Noble, 19, and Albie Algar, 18, will combine traditional training with hands-on work in the boatyard.

The pair will be working under the close supervision of our experienced shipwrights including Robert Clarke, who himself started working at SYH more than 15 years ago as an apprentice. They will share their expertise repairing classic and modern boats from 20’ to 70’ with James and Albie, as they each undergo training in specialist areas.

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Suffolk Yacht Harbour at the 2018 London Boat Show

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With the cold weather still with us, the London Boat Show provides a chance to get your winter sailing fix and this January, SYH will be part of the action. 

Taking place at ExCel London between 10th and 14th January, SYH will be at the London Boat Show talking to visitors about everything our marina has to offer those who enjoying sailing or cruising on the east coast. Joining us will be some of our onsite businesses, including Classic Marine chandlery, Evolution Rigging, OneSails, Mr Stainless, French Marine Motors, Sea Power Marine Electronics and the East Anglian Sailing School.

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