Tim Gilmore Limited

Tim first began repairing and maintaining wooden boats from Emsworth in 1996. As the level of business increased he was able to employ a small team of talented shipwrights on a full time basis. Over the years they have worked on many fine boats of different shapes and sizes for customers who are dedicated to their wooden boat and appreciate that a lot of work is often necessary to look after them properly. During the summer of 2012 Tim Gilmore Ltd relocated  to Birdham Pool Marina which now offers  customers a better facility for carrying out the work on their boats. The boat shed is approximately 75 ft (23 metres) by 23 ft (7 metres) with a self contained machine shop in one corner (approx 23 ft x 11 ft) with a mezzanine floor above.

Tim Gilmore has an excellent team of time-served shipwrights.We offer a caring service using traditional methods and the highest quality materials. We never accept second best. Repairs, restoration and maintenance of wooden boats available. If you require any further information give us a call and we will be happy to help.Testimonials from previous customers available, competitive rates from a friendly business, stockists of boat building materials.

We stock the following:


  • Caulking Cotton

  • Whitclead Paste

  • Read Lead Powder

  • Owatrol Paint Conditioner

  • Linseed Oil Putty

  • ‘Arbomast BR’ Butyl Rubber Bedding Compound

  • Tak rags

  • Sandpaper

  • Paint Brushes and rollers

  • White Spirit



Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for further information on any of our services or visit our website to view our current projects.

Address & Contact

Our Address

Dolphin Quay Boatyard, at Birdham Pool Marina, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex. PO20 7BG