"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 another long established company to extend his boat building knowledge and skills before devoting these full time to the company.     

The business now in its 34th year, is now run by Simon our master boat builder. The business is not restricted to the UK.  The company also complete 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.

While the boat builders in 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 great understanding of the needs of clients.

Simon fitting a new plywood sub-deck to a client's old gaffer.

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 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 narrowboat 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
  • Narrowboat refits.
  • Winter maintenance schedules made to individual requirements
  • Marine Engineering
  • Electronic installations
  • Boat Window Refurbishment
  • Grey water systems designed and fitted.
  • Valeting and Polishing
  • Trailer hire

      Contact J-Star Boat Services to discuss any of the above
      for a no obligation discussion on how we can help you 
      Latest News 

      We will be demonstrating traditional wooden boat building &

      showing the Mai-Star class dinghy at the Essex Country Show

      from 12th to 13th of September 2015. 

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


       for updates of progress their different projects presently


      View our new Brokerage listing 
      Also a Shetland 570 with Johnson 70hp outboard in need of a bit of 
       £4,500 ono 
       Shetland Family Four late model with external outboard position so 
       having larger cockpit, in need of a bit of internal TLC 
       £3,500 ono