Welcome to Robertsons Boatyard

Located on the beautiful River Deben in Suffolk, Robertsons is the longest established boatyard in Woodbridge.  Our site enjoys good quays with two slipways providing deep water access allowing both large and small craft to be hauled out.

First used by Robertsons in 1885, the Lime Kiln Yard had been used by boatbuilders as far back as the 1630′s when men-of-war were built for England’s navy.

Since then, the yard has produced many quality craft and today, traditional workmanship continues to be appreciated by our customers.  Sadly many traditional boatbuilding skills are becoming rare and it is testimony to our craftsmen that yachts come from afield for our expertise and high level of service.

“What a gem of a boatyard for maintaining classic yachts in a sympathetic, top quality and value for money manner.  When I brought ‘Temeraire’ to Robertsons she had suffered from some unsympathetic  varnish work and needed refinishing and bringing back to her former glory.  They did that and much more, and now maintain ‘Temeraire’ in tip top condition every year.  You cannot overvalue the years of experience that their team has in classic yachts – a fact that they keep under the radar in a typically understated way.  I recommend them thoroughly.”  Peter Seary 6.5.14

 

 

Rigging service expanded Spring 2014

Rigging service expanded Spring 2014

May 7th, 2014

Follow the rigging link for details .....[...]

Workshop

Workshop

March 23rd, 2013

Spring is upon us and winter work is giving way to fitting out. As usual, the workshop has completed some interesting jobs, including a refit of a Vertue 'Dolly' which has[...]

Oliver Hicks

Oliver Hicks

June 9th, 2011

Robertsons Boatyard was the base for the final fitout of the 'Flying Carrot', Oliver Hicks' round the world rowing boat. In 2005, after 124 days alone at sea Olly (Oliver) Hicks[...]

Lee-boards for Dutch sailing barge

Lee-boards for Dutch sailing barge

June 8th, 2011

At the request of our customer a new pair of lee-boards for his Dutch sailing barge were made in our workshops this winter.  Having taken careful patterns from one of[...]