"Any vessel anywhere."

J-Star Marine 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 37th 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.

Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair 2018

J-Star Marine Services are going to attend this years Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair to highlight the varied and interesting career a job in Boat Building can be and the creative avenues that this career pathway can be. So if you are creative and interested in working on a varied collection of craft for dinghies to larger motorboat and yachts put this date in your diary Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and the place is Princes Theatre, Town Hall Clacton on Sea. Or if you wish to take up a this career pathway early call Simon on 07585506960 or email your C.V. to jstarboatservices1@gmail.com 

Customers can now pay via Paypal as well as Bank Transfers.

          Yard News 

     An Exciting new restoration and updating Service offered by J-Star Marine Services

Having worked at Hardy Marine from 1983 to 1990,  Simon  the company master boat builder has a extensive knowledge of the total production of the range of craft build between 1983 and 1990. So if you  are in need of advice on any part of the Hardy Marine range of craft from that period J-Star Marine Services also uses its extensive knowledge to offer this service to owners of Shetland boats built around the same period. So call Simon on 07585506960 for a chat on how to being your boat up to date.

 Due to an increase in our engineering services within the company.   The company as set up its own marine engineering department to deal with any engineering inquiries with its own dedicated email address  jstarboatservices2@gmail.com and phone 07490827860.

          Other Yard News 

We now have a heated workshop from which can take up to 30 ft yachts or motorboats to work under cover.  We still  have of our mobile workshop facility so that we can  still come to you.

 We can work on your boat under cover out in the yard 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.  
The team are busy getting the Shetland Family Four Cruiser ready for  the new season and will be continuing with the Shetland 570 as soon  as the Shetland Family Four  as left the yard to go on Brokerage.

We presently have a clients Shetland black Hawk in for work which includes a new 75hp outboard motor and some new instruments before the client uses it for the coming season.
Coming through are a brace of Hardy 25's which are in need of a quick updating before the new season starts at Spring Bank Hoilday weekend.
        Due to an increase in the company's forward workload, 

        We at looking for  new apprentices to help with our increased workload,
        Call Simon for details on 07585506960 or email Simon your CV  

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


   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

      Contact J-Star Marine 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.

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