River Boatyard

our sevices,
yacht repairs, day sailing, guardianage, boat storage, maintenance, boat building

Our staff are ready to help, with years of experience in local and international boatbuilding, guardianage and yacht support.

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Boatyard Services

Here's some of what we offer at River Boatyard

Boat and Yacht Repairs

Yacht Repair

Our staff have been working in the yachting industry for years fixing boats of all kinds, from Falmouth Oyster boats to repairing America's cup yachts.

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Slipway & Launch

Water access several hours each side of the tide. We also offer a service to store, maintain, launch and recover your boat with just 24 hours notice called Day Sailing.

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Container Hire

Container Hire

Space available so you can empty your boat for proper winterisation, or for off the boat jobs where you require more space. Please get in touch with us for details.

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Anti-Foul / Coppercoat

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Our calculator will give you an estimate of the cost of anti-fouling or coppercoat treatment for your boat. Please note that this is an estimate only and the actual cost may vary depending on the condition of your boat.

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River Boatyard Facilities
ROODBERG 10t Hydraulic slipway trailer Boat Hoist Gweek

Available On Site

Boatyard Facilities

Slipway £8 for dinghys, canoes, SUP etc. Boat launching upto 18ft £15, over 18ft £25 - access several hours each side of the tide. Please see our Day Sailing option for full launch and recover services.

We have a ROODBERG 10t Hydraulic slipway trailer and boat hoist depending on the situation. Please see our Day Sailing option for full launch and recover services.

Jet wash facilities on hand for £45 per hour. Please give us a call to arrange with a member of staff.

Skilled boatyard labour is available for £45 per hour. Please get in touch with our experienced team.

£0.70 per kwh. Also workshop available with 3 phase power & 240V options.

Car and trailer £25 per day, car parking £15 per day.

River Boat Yard Boats For Sale


Boats for sale

At River Boatyard, we offer a diverse selection of boats, engines, and trailers for sale. Whether you're looking for a small dinghy or a large yacht, we've got options to suit your needs. With our experience in the industry, we're here to assist you in making the right choice to enhance your boating experience.

Our experienced team is ready to provide valuable insights and personalized assistance to guide you through the boat-buying process. Discover the joys of boat ownership.

Boats for Sale
Superyacht Training Academy

Expert Training

Superyacht Training Academy

The Academy is located at River Boatyard in Gweek, Cornwall. The academy offers training programs for individuals seeking a career in the superyacht industry. With experienced instructors and state-of-the-art facilities, the academy provides a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of superyacht operations, from maintanence and safety to hospitality and service. Graduates of the program will be well-equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a successful career in this exciting and growing industry.

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Yacht Guardianage

We can visit your yacht on it’s mooring in the local area:

  • Check mooring lines fefore and after storms.
  • Engine and winch service works.
  • Rigging Checks.
  • Sails repair & service works and winter cleaning / storage.
  • Bilge & engine room cleaning.
  • Any other requests to make your stay onboard more enjoyable.

Adam has recently been running his own guardianage and yacht support business in Mallorca but his experience dates back to 2004 when he owned and successfully ran Mylor Sailing school looking after yachts for the clients and teaching them to do small jobs.

This will be a monthly payment scheme that will vary in price depending on the level or works required each month.

Boat Storage

Available On Site

Storage Service


Professional Boat Builds

We can custom design most items for your yacht in Stainless steel, Wood or Composites.

We have taken on many different projects between us varying from rebuilding plywood decks for sailing boats, restoring Bristol Channel Pilot cutters, to the re-building of Composite structures for Volvo Ocean racing yachts.

If you have an idea for a complete yacht build to undertake then please ask us for a chat, we'll listen to your dream and see if we can make it a reality.

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Trusted locally and around the world, from repairing Falmouth oyster boats to America's Cup yachts.

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“Adam helped us with the purchase, setup, maintenance and tuition onboard our complicated boat.”


Clubswan 50

“Maintained to a high standard and has great work ethics.”

John Alexander

Joubert 44

“Adam took great care of our beautiful yacht during lockdown and made the varnish look amazing.”

Brian Stinson

Hinckley 50

Launch and Recover

Day Sailing

We offer a Launch & Recover solution for you called Day Sailing. We require at least 12 hours notice (if your boat is stored with us) and we can launch your boat ready to go, fueled up and clean ready for you to have fun. Leave the hard work to us.

You let us know when you want to return and we can take the boat over from there. Or we can collect it from another destination if you’ve had too much fun socializing and can’t get it back safely. Prices start from £65 per day excluding fuel and cleaning, so please contact for a quote.

Per Day

Per Weekend (Save 5%)

£65 day
£123 weekend

Launch & Recover

  • Launch
  • Recover
  • 10% Off Online
  • Re-fuel
  • Cleaning
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Get In Touch

We welcome you to come and try our services.

River Boatyard Ltd
Lower Quay,
Gweek, Helston, TR12 6UD

07572 587454


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Tide Table and Weather

Information for the Helford area.

Tide Table

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River Boatyard Ltd
Lower Quay,
Gweek, Helston, TR12 6UD

07572 587454


Any Questions You May Have

Here are some frequently asked questions, and we always welcome phone calls, emails, and contact form enquiries.

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We can store boats up to 30 feet indoors but feel free to enquire regarding other options.

That's great you can save by choosing the basic £65 option. If you need a custom quote please let us know and we'll do our best.

That's fine, we have multiple containers but please check in advance for seasonal pricing and availability.

We usually require 12 hours notice but it would be wise to check availability in advance.