6M Article – by Tom Richardson (River Hamble Handbook)

The International 6 Metre Class has long associations with the River Hamble which go back before the First World War. The 6 Metres were the Olympic keel boat class up to just after the War before being superseded by the International 5.5 class. Many of the most competitive 6’s were sailed out of the Hamble […]

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air here at the Elephant Boatyard – and some photos to prove it!    

Our latest projects – February 2016

Despite stormy conditions along the south coast, here at the Elephant we are sheltered from the elements, so were fortunately unaffected by the 80mph winds that have battered our shores in recent weeks. Happily, the sun is now shining and spring is in the air. In the coming weeks both boats and owners will awaken from their […]

Nigella at the Royal Yacht Squadron

Nigella article in November issue of Classic Boat magazine

Nic Compton, well respected classic boat journalist, was so taken with Nigella that he has just written a piece about her in the November issue of Classic Boat magazine. He tells the story of Nigella from her beginnings as Leo Rothschild’s elegant motor launch, through to her brief time spent as a museum piece in […]

classic 6m sailing yachts

October Update

A lot has happened here at the Elephant over the past few months, so here’s the latest lowdown: Over the past few months we have completed a number of exciting projects.  Our most recent restoration has been a major refit of Knights Cross, a 38ft twin screw motor yacht built in 1948 by Staniland.  She was launched […]

Elephant Boatyard at high tide

April Update

The Elephant has been a hive of activity over the Easter period, with many boats emerging from winter storage to set sail on the river for the first time this year.  The River Hamble comes to life as spring arrives, and some wonderful breezy days along  with a large dose of sunshine has meant perfect […]