Approved boat builders: Current and past

Whittle Marine
Newclose farm, Hill Place Lane, Thorley, Yarmouth PO41 0SS
Mob: 07900 925 831
Tel: 01983 760354


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Clare Lallow
3 Medina Road, Cowes, IoW, PO31 7BU
Tel: 01983 292112


Symon Wood & Sons 

71 Lower Buckland Road, Lymington, SO41 9DR

Mob: 07778 018549

Traditional Shipwright Services
Weston’s Point Boatyard, Turk’s Lane, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8EW
Tel: 01202 748029


Blue Lias Marine
Boat restoration and repairs.
Blue Lias Marine, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset.

David Heritage Racing Yachts
Unit 5/6 Saunders Drive, Somerton Business Park, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HU
Tel: 01983 280065

George Haines (Itchenor) Ltd
Ferryside Boatyard, Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7AN
Telephone: 01243 512228
Fax: 01243 513900

Andy Baker Marine Services
7 Greenmead Avenue, Everton, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0UF
Telephone: 01590 642595

N B Marine
Unit 1 Arnewood Manor Farm, Arnewood Bridge Road, Sway, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 6ER
Tel: 01590 683597

John Claridge Boatbuilders
Sadlers Farm Workshops, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8AL
Tel: 01590 674821

Jeremy Rogers Ltd
Lymington Yacht Haven, Kings Saltern Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3QD
Tel: 01590 645454

Sail Makers

Hyde sails

Hyde Sails Ltd
Unit 2, Eastlands Boatyard, Coal Park Lane,
Swanwick, Hants SO31 7GW
Tel: 0800 3899254
Fax: 01489 563421


Sanders Sails Ltd
Bath Road, Lymington, Hants SO41 3RU
Tel: 01590 673981
Fax: 01590 676026


For the Sanders Sails special XOD offer valid until 30th November 2018, click here

North sails

North Sails One Design
6-7 Fareham Business Park
Lederle Lane, Gosport, Hants PO13 0LF
Tel: 01329 443430
Fax: 01329 843553


For the North Sails offer on End of Season savings 2018, click here

Batt sails

Batt Sails Limited
10 Broadbridge Business Centre,
Delling Lane, Bosham,
West Sussex PO18 8NF
Tel: 01243 575505
Fax: 01243 574404

Spar makers/suppliers

Collars (Freeland Yacht Spars Ltd)
Unit 2 Queenford Farm, Dorchester on Thames, Oxon OX10 7PH
Tel: 01865 341277
Fax: 01865 341129

John Claridge Boatbuilders
Sadlers Farm Workshops, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, Hants S041 8AL
Tel: 01590 674821

Whittle Marine
Newclose farm, Hill Place Lane, Thorley, Yarmouth PO41 0SS
Mob: 07900 925 831
Tel: 01983 760354

Signs, boat names and printed graphics

Letters and Logos Ltd
Crow Lane Business Park, Ringwood, HantsBH24 3EA
Tel: 01425 477281
Fax: 01425 480094


Hamo Thornycroft Marine Photography
1 Marina Walk, Cowes Yacht Haven, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7XJ
Tel: 01983 290220
Fax: 01983 296742

Rick Tomlinson
55 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7RR
Tel: 01983 248512
Mobile: 07785 317198

Protective Headgear suppliers

SAFASAILsee details
Oakwood, Waterstone Close, Itchenor,Chichester PO20 7BP
Tel: 01243 512088
For details and Order Form – click here

XOD Class Clothing suppliers

Tec Promotions
10 Amey Industrial Estate, Frenchmans Road, Petersfield GU32 3AN
Tel: 01730 268884

Musto Ltd, Corporate Division
Christy Way, Laindon, Essex SS15 6TR
Tel: 01268 491555
Fax: 01268 491440

Half Models of XODs

Half Models of XODs and Classic Yachts of all types
Hand-crafted from selected hardwoods in the traditional manner, these half models are made to a scale of 1/12 and are finished to the precise requirements of the owner in respect of topsides, waterline, coveline and antifouling.
For further details, click here


CREATIONISTS and X boat enthusiasts who have not already secured one might like to know that some copies of Richard Field’s ENCYCLOPAEDIA of X BOATS 1911 to 2011 are available from the author. See the story of each of our fabulous boats and their amazing owners from 1911 to now, how Richard started as a Darwinian and quickly changed and that the task nearly drove him to drink. More than just an enthusiast’s book, 370 pages, full colour, hardback. Contact Richard on or 01590 642518 or 7 Kivernell Road, Milford on Sea, Hampshire SO41 0PP with 20 guineas.