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Boats - and people - we have worked on/with

We try not to blow our own trumpet too much, but we have worked on some very interesting boats.  Have a look at:

As for the people.....we will let recent customers say it for us, and all unsolicited!


For knot tiers like myself--your polished hemp small stuff 2 & 3 mm is the absolute best material for knotting and a great product.
its also just about impossible to locate elsewhere.

Thank you!

Sam - Australia - December 2014


Andrew - Australia - November 2014

The gaff jaws arrived yesterday, thanks - they are a good fit to the new spar.  They are also very much more substantial than what they are replacing.

So whatever I break or bend next season (or thereafter) I am certain it won’t be the products you have made for me this year.  Thanks again

Bob - UK - November 2014

I just wanted to send you some photos of my completed TN 15. We launched August 31. Many of the fittings came from you, so I wanted you to have a peek. 

Your responsiveness was always great.  Many thanks.

Dennis - USA - October 2014

"That package arrived about a week ago with everything included and in good condition. I can't thank you enough for making this deal work for me. 

I'll look to you again anytime I need more classic marine hardware and will not be shy about recommending you to my sailing friends. 

Mike - USA - October 2014

"Thanks for sending the bolts so fast. Got them yesterday and fitted them today in time to take the kids sailing tomorrow.

Excellent service. Thanks"

Neil – UK - September 2014

"Just a quick note to say the gudgeon arrived this afternoon.

Fantastic service. Ordered yesterday morning then you had to make it, post it and it arrived on the Isle of Mull the next day!

Thank you very much."

John – UK - September 2014

"I wanted to write to let you know the two rigging screws turned up next day as promised and fitted mm perfect!

Thanks for your help and excellent service."

Paul – UK - August 2014

"Thank you for the best service I have ever experienced I honestly don't have words to tell you how pleased I am. Received the replacement track this morning and the other track is on its way back to you it was collected at 1300 today again thank you, will be in contact shortly with further orders"

Steven - UK - July 2014

"Sorry I did not send this earlier. The shackles showed up last week. Perfect. Exactly what I wanted. Thanks again for the for all your help and the excellent communication."

Darren – Canada - August 2014

"Many thanks for the mast band, great service super fast delivery. If only there where more company's like yourselves again many thanks I will certainly be using your services again"

Steve - UK - July 2014

"Thank you, it arrived and I installed it over the weekend. What a difference it makes in raising the sail! I wish I had done this last year. Thanks again."

Ed - USA - July 2014

"Got it - and its just right.
How ironic - buying old fashioned parts for my wooden boat – seems to be the most efficient web-trade I have ever been involved in.
Thanks a lot."

Niels - Denmark -
June 2014


"Many thanks for dealing with this order so swiftly and helpfully.

Much appreciated."

Nick - New Zealand - May 2014

"Colin, the owner and the boatbuilding team are delighted with the castings. A cheque is in the post and a small token of our appreciation is also on its way to you and your team – thank you so much for fantastic service and craftsmanship."

Lucie - UK - May 2014

"Thanks for the tabernacle fitting and brass strips which arrived safely today,

The tabernacle fitting is just beautiful. A lovely piece of engineering in stainless steel.

The boat is progressing (photo attached)."

Colin - Australia - May 2014

"Arrived today - many thanks. The FedEx man complimented you on the quality of your packing (and he should know). The fairleads are EXACTLY right - very pleasing."

MR UK  April 2012 

"The mast is now dressed and all your fittings proudly on display. We’re delighted with your quality of work and in conjunction with the other work we’ve done, she looks breath-taking. I very much doubt she has ever looked better!"

CC UK April 2012

"I ordered a bottle screw from you yesterday. You promised it would arrive today and I said not possible
It did arrive today, my apologies to the PO"

RC UK April 2012

"I just wanted to let you know I received the mast traveler last week, and I'm very pleased with the part, and with your service. It was very easy doing business with you, and I won't hesitate to order again, and to recommend you to other classic boat builders."

JL USA April 2012

"What a star you are. I came back yesterday from a short trip to London to find your parcel waiting for me."

AW UK April 2012

"Just received the parts you made up for me today. Beautiful job - many
thanks !! "

BJ UK March 2012

"My hardware arrived today Thank you very much Absolutely first rate Keep up the good work "

TH Australia February 2012

"Thanks Classic Marine, as on previous occasions; my little order for bits and pieces arrived this morning perfectly and promptly this morning. And thanks also to Paul who phoned twice to check exact requirements. Brilliant products and service ...may you prosper!"

RS UK February 2012

"Just a note to say thank you for sending me the Gunmetal Chainplates so quickly, they arrived on Saturday morning, less than twenty four hours after our telephone conversation! Amazing service, once again thank you."

MA UK December 2011

"Excellent articles, well written, interesting, relevant and occasionally downright amusing.
I enjoyed reading them all."

MA UK March 2012