Case Studies

The Marine Team is staffed by highly trained and experienced engineers, electricians, shipwrights, GRP laminators and finishers.

If it involves leisure and small commercial boats, there’s little we don’t do. Whether applying traditional skills or cutting edge technologies, we relish any requirement from a simple boat repair to a total boat refit.

Take a look at some of our projects and speak to the team to discuss your requirements.


When the organisers of the 2016 London Boat Show were seeking a centrepiece attraction for their ‘60’s Revival’ feature to showcase the best of that decade’s classic yacht-building, they could hardly have picked a better example than the stunning 8-M cruiser-racer ‘Altricia’.

Read Altricia's story


In July 2010 the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners pilot boat ‘Arrow’ suffered a devastating engine room fire. Altogether, it required seven month’s intensive full time work from the entire team to get Arrow back on the water.

Read more about our work on Arrow


Jonathan and Sally-Anne Dean were taking a winter break in Madeira in March 2014 when a friend phoned them. Their much-loved 10 metre Nimbus 320 Coupe Motorboat ‘Baja’ had caught fire while laid-up ashore at Ponsharden in Falmouth.

Find out how the team at Mylor restored Baja after her owners were initially advised they might want to start looking for another boat.

Take a look at Baja's repairs

Classic Yachts

Mylor Yacht Harbour has a long and distinguished history of traditional boat building and maintenance. 200 years ago it was England’s smallest naval dockyard.

Today it is Cornwall’s busiest boatyard and marina – and we are proud to maintain that tradition. Read more about how we combine traditional values and timeless skills with the latest materials and equipment.

Find out more about our work on Classic Yachts

Lady Hamilton

The Lady Hamilton is a familiar sight in Cornwall’s Helford River, from where owner Chris Bean day sails to catch a wide range of fish and shellfish for clients including London restaurants and fish merchants, and his own stalls on three farmers’ markets.

However, the engine developed serious problems and Chris needed to replace it with an updated version. We took on the challenge of replacing the bespoke engine on a tight turnaround so the business didn’t suffer.

Replacing the engine on Lady Hamilton


Portico was nearly 20 years old, sound and tidy but in need of updating and customisation. So, to Cornwall she came where Mylor Yacht Harbour’s Marine Team worked end to end and inside and out.

After she was hoisted from the water she underwent a custom redesign and build for the next eight months that tested all of the skills in the boatyard.

Take a look at Portico