Harbour Marine Services

Incorporating Southwold & Ipswich Boatyards

about harbour marine services

About Us.

About Harbour Marine Services. We were founded by John Buckley in 1987 and the head office is situated in Southwold on the Suffolk coast. Over the last thirty three years HMS have brought together an unrivalled wealth of experience in general repair, restoration, refit and maintenance of all types of vessel.

The ethos behind the company is simple. To provide a specialised in-house skilled team in order to offer an unparalleled personal service to all boat owners at competitive prices. HMS recognise the commitment that many boat owners have for their vessel and aim to support them in any way possible so that they may in turn gain the best possible experiences from their use and ownership. 

With this ethos in mind we saw an opportunity to expand into the Ipswich area as we were often being asked to work on vessels on the river Orwell. So in 2018 we opened a second yard at the Ipswich Haven Marina this has given us the increased capability to work on larger projects up to 75 tons.

We offer a significant advantage over other boatyards simply because all our works are managed and delivered by our own staff whom between them have all the necessary skills to negate the need to rely on subcontractors. With 25 staff we are able to design, project manage and deliver anything from the smallest repair to a new build or a complete restoration. We are able to provide detailed and accurate costings and these are updated on a weekly basis whilst we are working on your vessel