Stones Boatyard

Stones Boatyard, on the Salcombe estuary, looks after and maintains over 60 wooden boats, such as the famous Salcombe Yawl, making us one of the largest storage facilities in the country specialised in wooden boats.
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We provide a comprehensive storage and maintenance, and launch and recovery service for all wooden boats, including the famous Salcombe yawl.
Stones Boatyard began back in 1938 with James Stone building Salcombe yawls in East Portlemouth.

Over the years the Stone family have built a reputation for constructing fast, well-made racing craft. In 2004 Tristan Stone built a brand new boatyard to provide an excellent facility for undercover and secure boat storage in the South West.

Just above the beautiful Salcombe estuary, the yard is ideally situated to provide a total management service for wooden boats.

family owned since 1929

Home of the Salcombe Yawl

We offer the best undercover storage for all types of boat, and full yawl management service, all under one roof in East Portlemouth on the Salcombe Estuary.
We provide a bespoke service for classic boat owners. Moorings are available and we provide a launch and recovery package tailored to your individual needs. We look after each boat as if it is our own and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail. In our modern dry storage facility all marine services are available under one roof and your boat is treated with the utmost care.

We have an in-depth knowledge of everything related to wooden boats. A race tuning service is available for customers wishing to compete in the Salcombe yawl open meetings and regattas. We keep a large stock of new masts, fittings and rope, and are committed to helping customers spend as much time out on the water as possible.

We are proud that over many years we have carefully merged traditional methods with some of the modern materials that are now available, the outcome being a very experienced team that can undertake repairs and rebuilds using the correct methods and materials for each specific job.

Our temperature controlled paint shop is experienced in applying both one and two pack systems.

Custom made sails and covers can be made for any class of boat. All makes of engine can be serviced or repaired.


Our experienced and skilled team have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of wooden boats, and we are always happy to help.

boats for sale

We have a selection of fantastic boats for sale. Here you can browse our current selection of boats we have to offer.

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