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About Haines

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Haines Boatyard are proud of their heritage and strive to ensure that traditional skills and crafts are retained and developed.

In 1983, the Haines family, who had run their boatyard business at Ferryside, Itchenor, since the early 1900's, placed the business on the market. The business was purchased by a group of members of Itchenor SC with the aim of preserving the boatyard activity and thus supporting boating in the harbour. Many of the club keelboat fleet moorings are managed by Haines Boatyard. Almost 40 years later, the majority of the shareholders of Haines Boatyard are ISC members who race keelboats with the club owning 7%. Haines Boatyard is a not for profit organisation and does not pay dividends.

The tradition of high quality shipwrighting and craftsmanship has continued and the Haines Boatyard management and yard team are dedicated to preserving this amenity for the benefit of ISC members and other harbour users. A significant part of the Haines Boatyard business is devoted to ISC's three keelboat fleets, providing all year round maintenance as well as moorings, winter storage and regular scrubbing services. ISC and Haines Boatyard are interdependent with regard to the racing keelboat fleets and the Board has several club members as non-executive Directors.

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