Just add water…….

We build beautiful wooden boats of a vast range of types and styles


The Beautiful Boat Company specialises in making traditional wooden craft, to order. Working closely with our clients to agree specifications, we can build to almost any design imaginable, from a luxury lake boat to a coastal cruiser. Based in the stunning Jurassic Coast town of Lyme Regis, creations to date include the “Rascal“, a high-speed 1930’s two seater “roadster” launch, which we are also able to build as a four seater model and the Beaulieu Scow, a traditional sailing dinghy for a crew of one or two.

Current builds include a 22foot coastal racing pair, to match one built 30 years ago, and restoration of an iconic 1950’s Chris Craft. We are also delighted to have worked with Hestercombe Gardens to build a replica of a 1904 punt, from photographs taken more than a hundred years ago on one of their lakes. The punt launched at Hestercombe on Tuesday August 28th 2018 – see our media page for more details.

Alongside commissions for new builds, the team is also happy to undertake restoration, renovation and rejuvenation work as well as smaller projects inspired by the water. In Lyme Regis, we offer a mobile harbourside maintenance service for yachts, dinghies and other craft, helping to speed you on your way if you encounter joinery or related technical problems at sea. When time allows, we are happy to extend our joinery services to non-marine work, currently in Dorset, Devon and Somerset.