Beacon Boatyard


Beacon Boatyard, Manor Lane, Borstal, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3JN

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Beacon Boatyard

Beacon Boatyard is a small traditional boatyard located at Wickhams Creek in Borstal, between Rochester Bridge, and the M2 Motorway Bridge, approximately 14 miles from the mouth of the River Medway. The Boatyard is a secure and peaceful place to keep your boat positioned beside Baty’s Marsh a Local Nature Reserve, with views towards Rochester’s Norman Castle and Rochester Cathedral and only a 20mins riverside walk into the centre of Historic Rochester.

Our History

The boatyard has a long history of boatbuilding being owned for many years by one of the River Medway’s well-known fishing families. Historically a boatyard where some of Medway’s traditional fishing boats were built, such as the Medway Bawleys and Dobles. In the 1980’s the boatyard was bought by local boatbuilder Morris Tolhurst, and for the last 40 years has been used to carry out the rebuilding, repair and restoration of classic and traditional boats and yachts from around the South East.

Beacon Boatyard

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