Boat Repairs

Repairs to small boats – Small wooden boats are often repaired and restored here at Sunderland Maritime Heritage.  Parts can be made such as handrails, self-steering air vanes and cabin doors or windows.

Bespoke Joinery

Bespoke joinery items can made to your specifications or we can help in the design.  Our volunteers include several qualified craftsmen with decades of experience.  


We are experienced in working with hardwoods such as mahogany and oak, and as boat builders we are experienced in certain techniques such as steam bending of timbers.  We have been given the opportunity to work on some fascinating and unusual projects for clients such as Durham Heritage Coastal Path and The Canny Space, Holy Trinity Church.


Our workshop and boatyard makes a great educational location for your school to come and visit.  We can arrange various interactive activities which can be designed to meet specific areas of the syllabus.  

We can provide work experience placements to college students in our large fully equipped workshop.  

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The Wearmouth

Port of Sunderlands Pilot Cutter "Wearmouth"