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 36th 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 in Europe.

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 36 years.

The main boat builder and his apprentices within the company use traditional tools in their work, however, 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 and his apprentices undertake for their clients.

J-Star Boat Services is here to take the stress out of  getting your vessel built or repaired, so  that you the client can enjoy your sailing and explore new anchorages like below for yourself.

Simon the master boat builder has over 40 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.



         Shipwright Services

  • 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  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.

    Yard News 
    We now have a new workshop base from which to work, this on top of our mobile workshop,
        So we can work on projects under cover as well as on your boat in out in field. So giving you the best
        option whether to have the work done where your boat is laying or back at our workshop facilities.  
        Due to an increase in the company's forward workload, 

        We at looking for a new apprentice to help with our increased workload,
        Call Simon for details on 07585506960.

         Commissioned new build,  the Mai-Star Class sailing and rowing dinghy, 

        You can also follow the team's work on their daily blog at