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Summerwine Boats

Just Building Beautiful Boats

Summerwine Boats - new build boats to the highest standards

Building Boats in the Classic Tradition

Since 2000 we have specialised in building classic wooden boats using only the best available materials and traditional techniques.

We build build to order or just because we like the look of a design. Hardly a commercial approach but the satisfaction in knowing we are creating things of lasting beauty is a just reward in itself.

Classic Boat Awards 2015
Summerwine Boats | Herreshoff Buzzard Bay 15 | Classic Boat Award Certificate

Our build quality is demonstrated most typically in the Herreshoff Buzzard Bay 15 ‘Spirit of Marion’. This boat was originally designed back in 1895 by Nathaniel Herreshoff who produced a succession of undefeated America’s Cup defenders between 1893-1920.

‘Spirit of Marion’ was runner-up in the 2015 Classic Boat Awards Traditional New Build category. She’s not only true to design, but to hardware and sails too – the detailing is superbly vintage and authentic. It’s a mark of Herreshoff’s genius that all who build his boats find the designs hard to improve upon, even with modern know-how.

Summerwine Boats - beautiful hand-built boats
Summerwine Boats - Just Building Beautiful Boats
Summerwine Boats - Just Building Beautiful Boats
Summerwine Boats - Spirit of Marion