Are you considering refit or repair work to your boat this winter?  Perhaps you are looking for a secure winter-berthing location or you are keen to tune your yacht ahead of racing or cruising next season?

SYH is offering an open invitation to anyone wishing to have a guided tour of the workshops, marina facilities or onsite marine businesses.  Interested visitors are advised to book an appointment (via the details below) for a socially distanced, Covid-secure tour of the site.

SYH managing director Jonathan Dyke commented, “Deciding where to locate your boat for the winter or for repair work can be a difficult decision.  We can offer a safe environment for interested visitors to meet a member of the team, explore the site and see the services and facilities on offer.”

With modern workshops equipped for GRP or classic boat projects and 11 marine-specialist partners onsite, SYH offers a convenient one-stop-shop for berth holders and visiting yachts.

SYH offers the largest leisure boat hoist capacity from Bridlington in Yorkshire to the Solent

Currently in the SYH workshop and available to view, are a Fairey Huntsman 28 and a 1960 Fairey Campbell Christina 23; both are undergoing significant deck and hull repairs.  Coming to the end of a complete restoration project is Ryegate, a 1937 classic motor boat and sister to a Dunkirk Little Ship. 

In the spray booth is an S&S designed Swan 48, which has had her hull blasted, faired and re-antifouled ahead of a complete topside re-spray in Awlgrip.  En route from Wales is a Swan 43, which will be in the SYH workshops for an extensive refit and restoration project.

Swan 48 in the SYH spray booth

The well-lit, ventilated SYH workshops feature specialist ‘zones’; including a 130ft long, two-part spray and preparation bay. A custom joinery and machine shop adjoins the workshop for the design and build of specialist woodwork and shipwright components.  The workshop also includes a dedicated area with the specific environment and ideal temperature for maintenance work on classic yachts.

Foreground: classic motor yacht Ryegate is in the SYH workshop for an extensive refit

The workshops are supported by the SYH chandlery and Classic Marine, a chandlery specialising in traditional fixtures and fittings as well as custom items.

Also onsite at SYH is a suite of eleven marine businesses offering a range of specialist services including rigging, sail making, electronics, engineering, surveying and brokerage.  These experts work both independently and alongside the team at SYH, collaborating to deliver the best results in the most efficient way.

All eleven businesses are fully operational and welcome any enquiries.  Home of the largest (recently refitted) electronics showroom on the east coast, Seapower Marine Electronics operates a safe system for visitors.  For those interested in new sails or repairs to existing sail cloth, as well as custom covers, the loft at OneSails is open for Covid-secure viewings.  OneSails’ partner, Evolution Rigging, has an array of rigging equipment on show and offers appointments for RigCare consultancy and any project enquiries.  Contact any of the marine specialists onsite at SYH here.

For anyone unable to visit in person, SYH offers video tours of the site.  

Contact the SYH team:

01473 659 465 / / VHF Channel 80

Jonathan Dyke, managing director:

Joshua Major, boatyard services director:

Chris Nunn, berthing manager:

Richard Gadd, chandlery manager:

Bob Gibbon, operations manager:

Aaron Woolf, boat movements manager: