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:

Charlotte Rose

Charlotte Rose

I admit I was a little anxious when Charlotte Rose came into the workshop. She belongs to a local family with strong boatbuilding connections and I had been recommended for the job by a very experienced boatbuilder. Charlotte Rose is a well built clinker launch of a...

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Wild Goose 4 – On to glory

Wild Goose 4 – On to glory

Wild Goose is sold. She went to a keen young dinghy sailor who wanted to move from high performance modern craft to something more traditional. I am delighted to report that he not only completed fitting out in good time but sailed her to third place in the...

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A couple of launches

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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