Cowes Harbour Handbook 2019-2020 2019-2020 - Page 71

BOAT BUILDING Two of Diverse Marine’s latest projects, above and right Established in 2007 having built over 45 vessels, AMC has been involved in both workboat and offshore crew transfer design & construction for many years. Diverse Marine has the capabilities and expertise to undertake routine maintenance, repair and refit work and new build projects, located in the Medina Yard in Cowes. Diverse Marine have recently won a contract to supply a new 9m harbour patrol boat to Cowes Harbour Commission, designed in association with East Cowes based MedTec and are currently building Catchwell Trawler, a 10m fishing boat. Cowes based Seacat Services operate a fleet of 14 offshore support boats built in Cowes to their specification. ere are also specialist companies building boats including Island Ribs based at Cowes Harbour Commission’s Kingston Wharf site, Seaward who specialise in Nelson luxury leisure and work boats and Projects by Design who build prototype and production GRP dinghies and small racing yachts. Although many of the boat builders in Cowes specialise in hi-tech modern building methods, several yards still work in wood. Clare Lallow’s was established in 1867 and has an unrivalled tradition of boat building and restoration. e company combines traditional techniques and are specialists • Slipway services, from 1 to 150 tons – 75' length on the keel blocks, 120' + Loa – 20' beam – 14' draft. in the restoration of classic wooden boats such as Ted Heath’s Morning Cloud (now ‘Opposition’). Wooden and Steel Ships in the Clarence Yard, East Cowes have invested in restoring the old slipway and can now restore boats up to 150 tons. e world famous sail lo of Ratsey and Lapthorn also continue with traditional and modern sailmaking. ere are also very many companies in and around Cowes specialising in all areas of boat building and associated trades, many are small, one to five people, but have all the skills anyone might need including modern and traditional boat building and repair, race yacht preparation and management, metal and composite fabrication, electrics, electronics and engineering. A full list of Cowes marine businesses is on page 66. Boat building in the Medina dry dock around 1840 Wooden & Steel Ship Repair 150 ton slipway services • Shipwright services, traditional boat repair. • Mast & Spar repair & construction. • Sawmill and heavy timber supply. • Competitive pricing. • Steel work and fabrication. • View our website for more information. • All aspects of boat repair and maintenance covered. • Close to mainland ferry connections. The Winch House, Clarence Boatyard, Clarence Road, East Cowes, PO32 6TA COWES 2019 – 2020 Phone 07849 522164 woodenshiprepairs.co.uk info@woodenshiprepairs.co.uk 71