We have recently moved to double our workshop facilities to 3700 SQFT at Units 1 & 2 Lapthorne Industrial Estate, Totnes Road, Ipplepen only 5 miles from Totnes at the top of the beautiful River Dart. We offer a broad range of Shipwright Services from new builds to major restoration works and all aspects of general maintenance for private and commercial wooden or GRP yachts, launches and dinghies. We offer marine electrical services covering instrument installations to
fault-finding and complete rewires.
Devon Wooden Boats Ltd. founded in 2010 by Peter Newbery- Thornton working out of his sister in-laws quadruple garage in Kingsteignton for the first 5 years, we then moved to workshop units at Dolphin Boatyard on the river Dart in 2015 and rapidly grew to the current team of 7 people.
We are now based at Units 1 & 2 Lapthorne Industrial Estate on the Totnes Road between Newton Abbot and Totnes near the Texaco garage. We realised the majority of projects come to us by road rather than water and the rest remain floating in the various local marinas, so although it seems counter-intuitive working from an inland industrial estate we are only 5 miles from Baltic Wharf at the top of the river Dart, and 20-30 mins drive from all local marinas. We now have 3700 SQFT of workshops for the same running costs of less than half that space shore side, along with the benefit of temperature and humidity stable workshops.
With our marine electrical technician, Kris Dunn who is BMET (British Marine Electrical Technician) and NMEA qualified MEI (Marine Electronics Installer) under the British Marine Federation schemes. We offer a fully certified marine electrical service for both AC and DC systems. We cover the areas of Dartmouth, Kingswear, River Dart, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Totnes, Teignmouth and Shaldon in Devon. We offer a broad range of marine electrical services from installing new lights or gadgets to fault finding and complete rewires.