Harbour Marine Services

Incorporating Southwold & Ipswich Boatyards


Liseta update 11th May 2023

Liseta has returned for some routine maintenance and is having a hull paint refresh ahead of the season.

Liseta update 2nd March 2023

She is back the boat shed having her hull primed and painted and anti fouled.

Liseta update 12th January 2023

She has been taken out of the water for a few maintenance jobs and has had her bottom blasted of all the old anti foul.

Liseta update 8th August 2022

Following her fairly substantial mini refit Liseta was completed to a point so the owners could take her for a trip to the Thames Traditional boat festival at Henley. The new galley and heads looked fabulous prior to her departure. We escorted her out of Southwold harbour and out to sea and waved her off.

After her blast down the coast it was then onto the Thames for a more leisurely pace.

She has now made the trip back to her home mooring at Southwold and the HMS team will complete the outstanding items on the list. It is so wonderful seeing a boat as lovely as this used and enjoyed by the owners.

Liseta update 30th June 2022

The team are super busy on board completing the various works, she has had a new water tank installed and so much work has been done behind the scenes running new pipe work behind existing interior panels, this is always a tricky and time consuming task. The heads is looking really smart with new lighting and beautifully varnished plinths for the basin and toilet.

Liseta update 21st June 2022

There has been a lot of plumbing and pipe work going in over the last few weeks which don’t make for great photos, but she is now starting to take shape. We have lifted her out of the water and have been replacing some holding tanks and in doing so have identified more areas for improvement such as the position of the bilge pump to avoid a constant puddle of water in the bilges.

Liseta update 31st May 2022

The heads is starting to take shape and looks fabulous.

Liseta update 19th May 2022

The team are making great progress on fitting out the heads this week.

Liseta update 13th May 2022

The team have been busy this week running all the pipe work and wires behind the panels and have started lining the heads with shower board.

Liseta update 6th Mai 2022

More work has been carried out in the galley and the team have been fitting and hiding new pipes and tanks and carrying out all of the glamorous jobs!

Liseta update 19th April 2022

The galley is looking really smart and coming on nicely, the appliances are installed and the baskets we have fabricated in house are working well.

Liseta update 8th April 2022

Work continues on the galley installation with these great custom made baskets that Gavin has fabricated.

Liseta update 1st April 2022

Work is continuing on the galley installation and we have fabricated this bin and cleaning product storage cage for under the counter. Now works are beginning on the heads.

Liseta update 25th March 2022

The teak trim has been fitted in the galley and it is looking fabulous.

Liseta update 18th March 2022

The beautiful worktop has been fitted and the sink and cooker are in position, the teak trim and white are going to look fabulous.

Liseta update 11th March 2022

The very smart custom made worktops have been fitted and they look fabulous.

Liseta update 10th March 2022

Works are continuing on the galley installation and the Formica wall has been put in.

Liseta update 4th March 2022

Great progress is being made on the new galley installation, the cooker has arrived and the beautiful worktop has been templated.

Liseta update February 2022

With the old galley removed the wood has been painted ready for the new galley to be fitted.

Liseta update February 2022

The Southwold team have been making great progress this week on taking out the galley ready to rebuild and refit.

Liseta update August 2021

Liseta is a 1957 twin screw motor yacht designed by the sailing dinghy designer Guthrie Penman and first registered by Wing Commander Geoffrey ‘Buster’ Briggs. She is made of pitch pine on oak with teak decks and a teak superstructure. She underwent a major refit in 2014 and since then she has been back for regular maintenance at HMS. She made the trip to the Thames Traditional boat festival at Henley and looked very elegant cruising on the Thames. The crew looked splendid in their uniform and we were all very taken with the youngest member of the crew cabin boy Joseph.

Liseta update August 2021

Regular visitors and customers to HMS over the years the owners of Liseta wanted a little revarnish prior to their trip to the Thames traditional boat festival at Henley.

So we obliged although we were hounded by several days of poor weather just at the wrong time! Nigel did a great job and we ordered the sunshine for their departure.

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