Hempsted Historic Dry Dock Ltd

We at Hempsted Historic Dry Dock Ltd are a well established dry dock and chandlery just one mile from Gloucester Quays on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Our dock is one of the largest indoor dry docks in the South West of England and can accommodate vessels of up to 80 x 17 feet or two full sized narrowboats to be precise. We specialise in a wide range of services to get your boat looking and working like new again from certain repairs and painting to fabrication. We have a vast array of knowledge and experience on working on all types of boats and over the years have gained a fantastic reputation for quality workmanship and reasonable prices.

Our range of services includes:

  • Hull Blacking
  • Antifouling
  • Steel & GRP Repairs
  • Coach Painting
  • Fabrication
  • Chandlery & Parts
  • & more!

So if your vessel is in need of having the hull blacked, anti-fouled, or are considering treating her to a complete repaint, then give us a call and we will be only to pleased to provide you with a free no obligation quotation.

We also keep a well stocked Chandlery plus a wide variety of engine parts for most makes of inboard and outboard engines. You can find these and everything you will need to stay afloat from the canal side of the building or from the road side.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for further information on any of our services or you can simply come down and see first hand what we can do for you – we would love to meet you!

Opening Hours


9am - 3pm


9am - 3pm


9am - 3pm


9am - 3pm


9am - 3pm





Address & Contact

Our Address

338 Bristol Road, Hempsted, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5DH