Nigel Irens designed 50ft custom built yacht

We are currently in the process of building a Nigel Irens designed 50ft ketch made of traditional wood and epoxy construction.

Nigel Irens is an inspirational designer whom we have worked with for many years and the Elephant Boatyard was handpicked to undertake this project. We are now approaching the completion of the hull build – the number of frames and corresponding internal framework of timbers will ensure an incredibly robust and solid structure. The next phase is for our team of skilled joiners to fit out a detailed bespoke interior to the very highest standard.

The Elephant Boatyard has built numerous custom yachts since the 1960’s and we are specialists in traditional wooden boatbuilding.  We have extensive experience of both the design and the build process, working closely with client and designer. Our custom-built yachts are made using the finest quality, sustainably sourced timber which provides a luxurious feel and solidity of construction unrivalled by modern synthetic materials.  Our team of highly skilled boat builders have a passion for detail and combine their calibre of craftsmanship with the very latest innovations in technology.


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