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:

Woozle’s new rig

Like many wooden boats Woozle's history is a bit uncertain but in any case she is an elegant little 12ft clinker dinghy which has been restored by the International Boatbuilding Training College in Lowestoft at some stage and she is an established member of the...

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Adventures in plywood

Like many other technologies plywood production improved a huge amount during the second World War. As a result of this , the shortage of solid timber and rising labour costs, the 1950s and 1960s saw a boom in the design and building of plywood boats. As so often with...

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Wild Goose

Every now and again a boat comes along that leads me to break my rule about not buying any more boats. The excuses this time are: She is a well known local boat with a local sail number and a reputation for sailing well so she should be easy enough to sell when she is...

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