Marine restorations from Britain’s oldest boat builder
Broom Boats have been building hand-crafted boats since 1898, and whilst materials and production techniques have evolved over the years, many of the skills have been passed down through the generations and are still relevant to boat building today. Some of our craftsmen have been with us since the 1960’s, a period when we were still building wooden craft, and many worked on the traditional cruising boats which are still incredibly popular.
We have a small team of experienced boat builders, cabinet makers, joiners, marine fabricators and boat upholsterers who can undertake anything from small repairs to full rebuild projects and interior refits. We fully recognise that every boat is an individual and as nothing we make is mass produced or modular, we are well-placed to work on bespoke restoration projects.
‘Jenny Wren’ is a Broom Robb traditional wooden cruiser, built here at the Brundall yard in 1957. A boat known to us throughout her life, often returning to the yard for repairs. When she came up for sale a couple of years ago we took the opportunity to buy her back and she went on to become the star of the TV show ‘Holidays of our Lifetime’ with Len Goodman. Jenny Wren proved to be the perfect project to showcase Broom’s skills and historic credentials with wooden craft, and she has undergone a full restoration complete with a stunning new interior refit. We have some of the best boat builders in the country here at Broom, who have been building boats with us for over 50 years. This charming boat had retained many of her original features, but was tired and in need of some repairs. We wanted to stay true to her original styling and configuration, but add a contemporary twist. She was unveiled at the Broom Boat Show in April 2016 and has been much admired.
If you have a wooden, or GRP, boat that needs repair, updating or full renovation please contact us to see how we can help.
Full boat rebuilds
Wooden boat repairs
Fiberglass repairs and refinishing
Antifouling and treatments
Redesigns & Upgrades
We have vast experience in both wooden boat restoration and building boats with a wooden hull. We have a unique range of skills in what is continually becoming an increasingly specialist profession. We can fix small leaks, completely replace rotten planks or rebuild complete wooden hulls using traditional Carvel, Lapstrake, or Strip Planking methods. Contact us today for more information.
We are proud to have been pioneers in the early days of fiberglass boat manufacture back in the 1970s. We continue to manufacture all fiberglass components for our new boats on site in Norfolk, along with hulls and mouldings for other manufacturers. This same team is on hand for fiberglass boat repairs, re-touches or to replicate your model, ensuring your boat is just as you dreamed it.