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Bosham, West Sussex

+44 7762 469 158

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    Julian specialises in wooden vessels and undertakes Insurance and Pre-Purchase surveys across the south of the UK. Julian is well accustomed to the differing construction types of wooden hulls, and likewise the specific issues that can often be associated with each. Our survey reports are pragmatic and written clearly in a format that is well structured and based on guidelines set by the International Institute of Marine Surveying- of which Julian is Affiliate Member.

    Reports are completed in .PDF format within three working days of undertaking the survey (paper copies can be sent by recorded post). We are fully insured and carry Professional Indemnity and Public Liability cover. Surveys start from £8.00 per foot LOA. Mileage is charged at cost.

    Types of survey we undertake:

    Pre-Purchase/Condition Survey:A comprehensive survey commissioned by a potential buyer prior to making the purchase. This will need to be done with the boat out of the water, in order to fully assess the external surfaces of the hull, before going on to the rest of the vessel’s structure and systems. A pre-purchase and condition survey is considered to ascertain the structural condition of the craft. All other items are inspected on a non-intrusive, visual basis only unless specifically agreed in the contract of the survey.

    Insurance Survey: This survey is commissioned by the vessel owner when his insurance company requests a survey before renewing an insurance policy.  These used to be required when the vessel was 20 years old and then every 5 years, although this is changing on some insurance policies now.

    Please call or email Julian to discuss your survey requirements.

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    WYC undertakes repair & restoration work and has Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance. All kinds of repair and maintenance work can be done at the workshop in Bosham or at local marinas and boatyards around Chichester Harbour – depending on marina/ yard rules. Please call Julian on 07762469158 for more information.

    Julian has worked in classic boat repair and maintenance for a number of years, both as self employed and for various boatyards around Chichester Harbour. He has been involved in maintaining the Solent Sunbeam and XOD fleets raced by Itchenor Sailing Club, and other vessels including Nordic and International Folk Boats, SCODS, a Deben 4 Tonner, Mirror Dinghies, Sparkman & Stephens Yawl (‘Tomahawk’), National 18’s, Chichester Harbour 18’s, an Emsworth One Design, Rampart Motor Cruiser, Hilliards and more.

    There is good access to the workshop in Bosham from Chichester Harbour via Bosham Quay (see Emsworth, Thornham Marina and Dell Quay also have lifting facilities or slip ways.

    Services include:

    • Surveys & Remedial Works
    • Structural Component Repair & Replacement
    • Refastening, Caulking & Splining
    • Bespoke Boat Joinery & Interior Fit Outs
    • Gloss & Varnish Finishes
    • Lofting & Working to Lines Plans
    • New builds
    • Rot removal and repair, & More

    Work rate is £17.00 / hour, please call for further information.


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    Wooden Yacht Company added 2 new photos from March 7, 2017.Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 12:00am
    National 18' 'Tinkerbelle' has had laminated oak frames installed, along with an additional salepe thwart and knees. Three coats of varnish have been applied to the deck and topsides.
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    Wooden Yacht Company added 2 new photos.Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 10:52pm
    Chichester Harbour Scow 'Happy Bunny' from Bosham Sailing Club has been in the workshop; The thwart, centre board capping, tiller and rudder stock have been stripped and re- varnished
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    Wooden Yacht Company added 2 new photos.Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 7:38am
    International Folkboat 'Fosca' is having extensive works done and being re-planked with Sapele
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    Wooden Yacht CompanyFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 3:56am
    XOD 'Sweet X' Varnished and ready for another season racing in Chichester Harbour!
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    Wooden Yacht CompanyThursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 9:51pm
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