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Welcome to Haines Boatyard

Located at the top of the public jetty at Itchenor within the picturesque Chichester Harbour, Haines Boatyard is synonymous with the shipwright and painting expertise required to restore and maintain a varied range of classic keelboats and cruising yachts and motor craft.

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Latest news

Rowing boat restoration

Haines Boatyard restored and refurbished 3 rare classic wooden rowing boats during the Autumn of 2023. Solent Galleys "Doreen" and "Joyce" designed and built in the1930s and Bembridge built in the 1960s were extensively restored by Haines in October and November 2023. These boats are 3 of the surviving 8 Solent Galleys and are owned by the Pat Sherwin Trust based in Portsmouth. Sadly many of these classic wooden boats fell into disrepair in More »

16 May 2024

Scrubbing at Haines Boatyard

Now that most of the 140 boats stored over the winter for owners have been launched, normal sailing season work is underway which includes scrubbing the Itchenor SC keelboat fleets on a two week rotation. In between scrubbing those keelboats, we can do one off scrubs such as this one for Curlew, one of several Statement Marine PTS 26 motor launches berthed in Chichester Harbour. More »

8 May 2023

Another new Solent Sunbeam fit out

The 98 year-old Solent Sunbeam Class is delighted to announce the launch of the latest Sunbeam, V71 Tiffany on Wednesday the 16th June. Tiffany is the second new boat to be launched in 2021 and she joins the ever-growing, Solent Sunbeam Class which are based at Itchenor Sailing Club. This historic and much admired fleet now number 33 boats regularly competing in competitive and sociable weekend regattas, Thursday evening harbour racing and More »

13 Jul 2021

New Solent Sunbeam fit out by Haines

The Solent Sunbeam Class is excited to announce the latest addition to the fleet with the launch of V72, 'Serendipity' at Itchenor on the 30th March. The latest addition to this 98 year old classic keelboat class is the eleventh GRP Solent Sunbeam to be launched and the ever-growing fleet, sailing from Itchenor Sailing Club, now comprises 23 traditional wooden boats and 10 GRP versions, all racing together on an equal basis. The More »

16 Apr 2021

Upcoming events

May 28-31

Sunbeam Scrubbing » Week 22

June 3-7

XOD Scrubbing » Week 23

June 3-7

Swallow Scrubbing » Week 23

June 10-14

Sunbeam Scrubbing » Week 24

June 10-14

Swallow Scrubbing » Week 24

June 17-21

Sunbeam Scrubbing » Week 25

June 17-21

XOD Scrubbing » Week 25

June 17-21

Swallow Scrubbing » Week 25

July 1-5

Sunbeam Scrubbing » Week 27

July 1-5

XOD Scrubbing » Week 27

July 1-5

Swallow Scrubbing » Week 27

July 8-12

Sunbeam Scrubbing » Week 28

July 15-19

XOD Scrubbing » Week 29

July 15-19

Swallow Scrubbing » Week 29

July 22-26

Sunbeam Scrubbing » Week 30

July 22-26

XOD Scrubbing » Week 30

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