At home on Salcombe waters

For almost 100 years, the Stone family have been building and restoring wooden boats on the Salcombe Estuary. With nautical blood running through our veins, generation after generation of Stone men and women have been inextricably drawn to the ocean and a life of craft and adventure.

Family owned since 1929


We provide a comprehensive storage and maintenance, and launch and recovery service for all wooden boats, including the famous Salcombe yawl.

Stones Boatyard was established on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary in 1938. Opened by James Stone, the yard was first used to build the now famous Salcombe Yawls.

Over the years the Stone family built a reputation for constructing fast, well-made wooden racing boats. In 2004, Tristan Stone built a brand new boatyard to provide undercover boat storage in Salcombe, as well as space dedicated to the care and maintenance of wooden boats.

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


We offer the best undercover storage for all types of boat, and full wooden boat 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.


In 2020, we partnered with global cool box and outdoor accessory legends, YETI, to bring their incredible range of cool boxes, drinkware, cool bags and accessories to our Salcombe base.

As long-time admirers and everyday users of YETI's brilliant products, we're proud to offer a huge range of their goods for sale on our website.


Buy a wooden boat from Stones Boatyard in Salcombe and get the peace of mind that comes with buying from one of the UK's leading wooden boat specialists.


We are proud to be an official agent for Torqueedo - the world's leading electric outboard motor manufacturer.

With low maintenance, low noise levels, simple operation and environmentally friendly credentials, Torqeedo's innovation in water-based electromobility is unrivalled.

Please call us on 01548 844122 to discuss the benefits of switching over to electric.

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