Michael Dennett Boat Builders

Established Since 1950


We have the pleasure and experience of maintaining and restoring a wide range of traditional vessels from clinker dinghies, motor yachts, vessels of historical importance to superyacht tenders. Our commitment to the future of these boats is epitomised by our attention to detail.

Our craftsmen are passionate about the work we do and take great pride in achieving the best results expected by our clientele to optimise the enjoyment of their craft. We appreciate the importance of these boats' age and endeavour to be sympathetic to their heritage, preserving original features where possible.

We would be honoured to show you around our facilities in person but in the meantime please explore our website. Please feel free to call us on 01932 563448 or email us with any query you may have.

Craftsmanship, Quality and Beauty

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Do you need help preparing for the season? Michael Dennett can professionally prepare and service your boat in time for Spring.

Call us now to discuss your particular requirements or to ask our advice:

+44(0) 1932 563448

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In getting your vessel out of winter storage?

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Craftsmanship at its Very Best

Craftsmanship at its Very Best

Craftsmanship, quality and beauty is the hallmark of a Dennett restored craft. Priding ourselves on the good name which we have built up for over 60 years, we use time honoured techniques, passed from father to son, to restore historic vessels.

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Craftsmanship at its Very Best

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We understand the care and attention a classic craft needs. Over the years we have had the pleasure of maintaining and restoring a huge variety of traditional wooden boats. Each boat is cared for by traditionally trained, skilled craftsmen with a combined experience of well over 100 years. Please follow us on social media to be kept up-to-date with our most recent projects.

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As traditional boat enthusiasts, we understand the pride and joy that goes into owning, maintaining and restoring classic boats . This is why the quality of our finish and customer satisfaction is so important to us.

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Restoring Peggotty

My name is abbey Molyneux, I’m 25 years old and had never been good at anything... until I discovered boatbuilding and Michael dennett boat builders. this is the story of my first major restoration.

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60s Star In A New Venture

The Bates Starcraft range estabilished a distinctive look in the postwar decades. Now one of the 40ft models has been elegantly refurbished to provide character luxury on the thames.

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Riverwatch: Little ship may have changed course of history

Boatbuilder Michael Dennett has a very special reason for his love of Dunkirk Little Ship - his dad was one of the thousands of British servicemen plucked from ther beaches outside French port back in 1940.

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Yard filled with Thames history

If you, dear Classic boat reader, were strolling along the Thames towpath between Staines and Chertsey, on entering Laleham reach just beyond the waterworks.

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