Shipshape East brings together traditional skills, services and facilities across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. It acts as a focal point connecting vessels, projects, organisations and craftsmen including: Hunter’s Yard at Ludham; the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Ltd at Lowestoft; the Excelsior Trust; the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company and Everson’s Wharf at Woodbridge; Harker’s Yard in Brightlingsea; the historic barges and TS Rigging at Maldon, and a range of other craft from the National Register of Historic Vessels.


Image Pittenweem, by James Dodds

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Image T. Nielsen Shipyard, Gloucester Docks, by James Dodds


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Image New Pilot Cutters, Gweek, by James Dodds

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Image Keel Boats and Cobles, Staithes, Yorkshire, by James Dodds

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Image Last Ships, Cook’s, Wivenhoe, by James Dodds

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