Wooden and GRP Refits and Restorations

Here at JWS when it comes to a refit or restoration we are the people in the know, we have carried out a number of restorations on both GRP and wooden hulled boat.

With a patient and caring service, we can help you achieve your perfect dream boat.

John never tiers of talking about restorations and refit especially the old wooden classics, so why not give him a call with your ideas and wish lists.

The Restoration of a Laurent Giles (2013 – 2018)

1939 Laurent Giles 35′ Classic Bermudan Cutter ‘Farida’ with a  hull constructed of Carvel mahogany planking on Oak frames and Elm backbone.

  • Removal and replacement of 12 planks
  • Removal and replacement of broken oak frames x 6
  • Keel removal and keel bolt replacement
  • Removal and refitting of a all new bronze floor
  • Engine bed refurbishment with new engine
  • New teak deck and cabin top
  • New galley and interior layout
  • Chain plate and engine work
  • Hull re-sprayed

This boat and our work featured in the June 2019 issue of Classic Boats.

For more info please click the link to the full story and pictures Laurent Giles Wooden Classic Restoration Project


Restoration of a GRP Fairey Spearfish (2007 – 2009)

1978 Fairey Spearfish, ‘Growler’ with a GRP construction twin screw power cruiser

  • Complete renovation of cockpit, including new teak flooring
  • Complete renovation of cabin, including timber work, galley, windows etc
  • Complete renovation of external decks , including repainting the topsides, radar mast, deck hatches
  • Removal and cleaning of fuel tanks
  • Clean and gel wash bilges
  • Engine and electrical work

This boat and our work was featured in the Fairey News 2009 and also went on to win Best Spearfish and the Perkin Cup in 2009.

For more info please click the link to the full story and pictures Total Refit of a Fairey Huntsman


Refit of a SeaRay 24 (2016 – 2018)

1995 SeaRay with a Fiber glass hull

  • Respray of hull
  • Respray of Super structure
  • New instrument pod
  • Removal of and supply and fit of new carpet
  • Supply and fit of new hatch
  • Interior sides and seating refurbishment
  • removal and install of 4 Portlights
  • General maintenance of Anti-foul etc

For more info please click the link to the full story and pictures Refurbishment of a SeaRay 24


Refurbishment of Westerly Conway (2012 – 2014)

1981 Westerly Conway 36 of GRP constuction

  • Osmosis treatment using Hot vac curing treatment
  • Refurbishment of internal  – Headlinings
  • Refurbishment of internal – Wood flooring
  • Refurbishment of Tread Cote

For more info please click the link to the full story and pictures  –
Westerly Conway Copper Coat following an Osmosis Treatment
Westerly Conway – Refurbishment of internal floors, headlining and Treadcote


Refurbishment of a Grand Banks 42

YOB – unknown, Grand Banks 46 of Fibreglass and GRP build

  • Respray of hull
  • Hull repairs
  • General maintenance  and repair work
  • Varnishing of the transom
  • Galley refurbishment work
  • Saloon floor refurbishment

For more info please click the link to the full story and pictures  –
Hull Respray – Grand Banks 46
Hand varnish of Transom on a Grand Banks 46
Galley Fabrication 


Total refit of a 23ft Gaff cutter (2011 – 2012)

1985  23ft Gaff cutter by Martin Heard A GRP hull with a plywood coach roof and deck

  • Replacement deck
  • Repaint of deck
  • Respray of hull
  • Varnishing work
  • Refurbishment/rearrange of cockpit
  • Mast work
  • General maintenance and repair work

For more info please click the link to the full story and pictures  – Refit of a 23FT Gaff Cutter





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If you would like some more information on our services, would like to discuss your needs or simply would like a quote, get in touch today.


JWS Marine Services pride ourselves on our ability to give the customer what he or she wants. We offer a range of services in order to restore your vessel and take great care in doing so. Click one of the below to find out more.

Osmosis Treatment using Hot-Vac cure

A 6 week (min) Treatment carried out within our workshop with the use of a Hot Vac curing system.
Optional Extra available such as surveyors oversight etc.

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GRP Repairs

Whether it be from a small scratch or some star crazing to a hole or dent caused by an impact, with our expertise and high quality finish on all gel repairs carried out you will be pleased with the finished result.

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Copper Coat

Copper coat is a tough and robust product that will last the rigours of time in every mixture of water grade. It is the combination of a specially-developed, solvent-free epoxy resin and high purity (99%) copper.

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Insurance Works

We are happy to provide competitive quotes for all insurance claims/works please contact us with all your details.

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Shipwright & Carpentry Work

JWS Marine services real passion is wooden classics and we enjoy nothing more than working with them whether it be from a minor repair to a total re-fit and all that is in between.

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Wooden and GRP Refits and Restorations

There is nothing better than restoring a thing of beauty back to her Glory, That’s just what we do here, from start to finish in wooden and GRP.

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Spray Application

Looking tiered, slightly damaged or how about a new colour scheme.
Re-spray is the way forward, to bring her back to all her glory, with a variety of colours to choose.

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Hand Painting and Varnishing

Traditional hand painting is one of the hardest things to get right. JWS Marine services have refined the process and products used.

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When it comes to your boat, keeping her looking tip top is always first on the list, with our maintenance programs we are able to provide a detailed program tailored to you and your boat need, whether that be a basic yearly Antifoul to a full maintenance program

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Window/Hatch Refurbishment and Replacement

From a single refurbishment to a complete replacement of all windows and hatches JWS can help.

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Keel Re-works and/or Removal

We carryout this type or repair/replacement quite frequently and have seen and overcome most issue that can arise when working with keels.

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Metal Design, Fabrication and install

This section is currently in development, please check back soon

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View Our Latest Work

Southerly 42 – Coppercoat application and more

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Insurance work – Keel damage following a collision

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New window install on a 32ft Sunseeker

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