Welcome To

St Johns Boats

We are a boatbuilding and repair business in Essex specialising in wooden craft up to about 25 feet in length.
We work with both traditional and modern methods of construction.
In addition, we can make timber components and custom joinery for boats of all types including fibreglass.

Our services include:

New build

Fitting out

Restoration and repairs

Spar building

Laminated foils and tillers

This site will give you an idea of the work we do, so have a look around and if you think we can help, do get in touch.

Latest from the blog:

A couple of launches

Family boats for swimming, picnicking and fishing locally are mostly either RIBs which I have little to do with or solid motor launches, which come my way form time to time. Just ahead of one of the lockdowns a Plymouth 16 ( I think that's what it is) came to have its...

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2020 and All That

Like everyone else I have had a bit of an odd year but I have been very lucky and the work has kept coming through the door . 2020 started with my first new build for a long time in the shape of a Selway Fisher Stornoway 14 hull to be build up from a Jordan Boats kit...

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Wild Goose 3 – For sale!

At long last Wild Goose is finished! Or rather I have done all that I plan to do, with any old boat you could go on doing things more or less for ever. So now she is for sale. She has full set of spars, sails in good condition, lots of fittings and a repaired road...

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