Shipshape South East brings together traditional skills, services and facilities across Greater London, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and the Channel Islands. It acts as a focal point connecting vessels, projects, organisations and specialists including those at: Trinity Buoy Wharf on the Thames; Chatham Historic Dockyard; Faversham Creek; Whitstable; Portsmouth Historic Dockyard; the Shipwrights’ School at Buckler’s Hard; the Elephant Boatyard on the Hamble; ss Shieldhall in Southampton, as well as a range of craft from the National Register of Historic Vessels.

Image Whitstable, by James Dodds

Meet your local Hub - Chatham

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Image Pittenweem, by James Dodds

Meet your local Hub - Portsmouth

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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

Local Facilities and Services

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

Vessels in the South East

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

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