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Square Sail Shipyard

Dedicated to traditional shipbuilding techniques, Square Sail Shipyard has a wealth of exceptionally talented craftsmen. As a result they make an important contribution to our maritime heritage.

Due to their skills, our shipwrights are also able to construct marine-themed displays and installations for a wide variety of requirements.

(Winch structure, designed, built and installed by Square Sail at
Samuel Jones Pub, Exeter for St. Austell Brewery)

We are specialists in the restoration and maintenance of traditional and classic sailing vessels.  We can design and build traditional sailing vessels from new and/or convert existing ships to portray any period in history.

We can carry out:- 

  •  Wooden mast & Spar construction and repair
  • Rig inspection & survey reports
  • Traditional Rigging
  • Engineering & Ironwork
  • Traditional Sail-making and Sail Repair
  • Design, construction & installation of marine-themed structures (picture below shows the mast designed, built and installed by Square Sail as a focal point for visitors to the Albert Dock, Liverpool)

Traditional Rowing boat - one of many built by Square Sail


Traditional rowing boat nearing completion  


 Square Sail's Craftsmen employ traditional boat building techniques






Mast & spar making 


 The preservation of traditional skills are a priority to Square Sail 




Call +44 (0) 1726 70241 / 67526