We are a small but growing business based on the Isle of Wight, with the aim of specializing in larger wooden and steel vessels up to 500 tons afloat, 150 tons on our East Cowes slipway . Our main area of expertise is in larger traditionally built wooden vessels, with our heavy equipment for the working of wood.

We have great interest in vessel conversions, fishing trawler conversions to sailing etc, complete refits.

We like to take on larger projects, vessels that most consider beyond repair, where sometimes an entire rebuild is required, by using the same methods of construction, or using modern materials to compliment  the vessels build, making improvements on original construction design.

We like a challenge.


We have the ability to provide a large range or services, including our 150 ton slipway, capable of handling vessels with a keel length of 75′ and 20′ beam. We can provide contractors to assist with any work required, From traditional riggers and engineers ,to gold leaf work, gilding and fine interior restorations.

Spars can be produced in any size to meet your requirements, in high quality materials. Also spar repairs undertaken.

We also have our own sawmill, to provide timber for vessels in repair, giving us the ability to select the timber as we need and cut in the manner we require.


Sam Fulford


Having a great interest in smaller ships, specifically building and repair, the art of construction of vessels, and the general pleasing shapes involved,  I started the business of ‘Wooden & Steel Ship Repair’. I grew up in a boat building family around Cowes, and being inspired by the ship building and dry docks of the area, am proud to be able to continue the spirit of the great work that has been long carried out on the Isle of Wight.

I have slowly got to know a number of good people with excellent skills in this field of work, who I can call upon as contractors to allow any type of work to be completed. From stainless steel welding work to traditional and modern rigging.


Excellent, highly skilled people

To allow for the varied typed of work,  the fluctuating work loads and urgency of projects, I have found that using a team of trusted contractors works best. All highly skilled in their fields, all doing good work.

Always looking to expand

Working space

As a growing business we are always looking for new equipment which will assist in the efficiency quality of our work, always investing in new tools etc.  We are based in Clarence Boat Yard, Clarence Road, East Cowes, where we have out 150 ton slipway, providing all services required.