The three family members who founded the company in 1981.
"Any vessel anywhere."
J-Star Boat Services is a family run company founded in 1981 by Simon and his parents. The business was initially a yacht delivery service and RYA sea school until Simon completed his six year boat building apprenticeship.
Simon then worked for Hardy Marine and Fox's Marina Ltd to extend his boat building knowledge and skills before devoting these skills full time to the company.
The business now in its 35th year and is now run by Simon the company's master boat builder. The business is not restricted to the UK. The company also completes work Europe wide.
Simon believes that attention to detail in all aspects, is the best way to keep his clients happy & return to have more work done on their boats year after year which many have over the past 35 years.
The boat builders and the apprentices within the company use Traditional Tools in their work, they also use a mixture of traditional & modern methods during the restoration work, so their clients get the best of both worlds.
As a boat owner of many types of vessel over many years, Simon has a understanding of the needs of his clients and bring this knowledge to bare on the work he undertakes.
After a three year restoration this client's old gaffer is back afloat and ready to finish off the final bits and pieces of the restoration afloat.
J-Star Boat Services is here to take the stress out of getting your vessel built or repaired, so you can enjoy your sailing and explore new anchorages like below for yourself.
Simon the master boat builder has over 30 years experience in the marine industry & having built or repaired many types of traditional wooden vessels (carvel, clinker & double diagonal) as well modern plywood and epoxy craft and now branching out into the narrow boat market.
Our Marine Services and Products
- Mobile Wooden and GRP Repairs & Restorations
- Consultancy Service for new builds and restoration projects
- Project management
- Wooden Boat New Builds
- Wooden Mast, Spar and Oar making
- Designing and laminating one off wooden components
- GRP New Builds, Refits & Gel Coat Repairs
- New narrowboat fit outs and old narrowboat refits.
- Winter maintenance schedules made to individual owner's requirements
- Marine Engineering from seacocks to full engine installations
- Electronic installations, simple systems to full boat electrical systems
- Boat Window Refurbishment
- Grey water systems designed and fitted.
- Valeting and Polishing
- Trailer hire
Contact J-Star Boat Services today to discuss any of the above
for a no obligation discussion on how we can help you achieve
your dreams of stress free boating.
Due to an increase in the company's forward workload,
J-Star Boat Services have recently employed an
apprentice boat builder with our work ethic.
We now employ a second part time apprentice over the summer months,
Mai Star II, was re-launched on 26th September 2015, after being out of
water for 3 years after a extensive hull restoration.
You can also follow the team's work on their daily blog at
for updates of progress their different projects presently