Polly Agatha and Merlin

Custom Builds

Your dream sailing yacht or motor launch is not just about what is possible.


It will be precisely how you imagine it to be.

Whether you prefer to sail by wind power or be propelled by a powerful engine, we can bring your design to life with flair, craftsmanship and ingenuity – but, as importantly, without compromise.


Firstly, we listen and learn what is important to you so that we can design every element into your custom build from the outset. We take pleasure in reflecting your tastes and lifestyle through the finest materials, and imbuing your design with exquisite finishing, technological innovation and outstanding performance, whether you require classic lines and creature comforts or speed and splendour.


If your heart’s desire is a classic wooden racing yacht, a traditional gentleman’s launch, a picnic or fishing boat, or a stylish day-sailer, we have extensive experience of building all types of craft, but what we find most rewarding is customising each and every one with those all-important details that make them uniquely and exquisitely yours.

Dave has a natural flair for understanding what an owner wants in a boat and, crucially, he asks the right questions to get results.”



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Dave Cockwell

Founder & Managing Director

Having dedicated his entire working life to the building and restoring of wooden boats, Dave is a skilled shipwright.