© Clare Lallow Ltd, 2017

History

Clare Lallow’s was established in 1867 and has traded continuously ever since. In  that time the company has built many different types of boat including dinghies,  scows, Jolinas, SCODs and dragons.  Early Boats The company built ‘Britannia’, the double ended row boat designed by Uffa Fox and  used by John Fairfax when he became the first person to row across an ocean (the  Atlantic) in 1969. ‘Brittania’ is now on view at the Classic Boat Museum in Newport, Isle of Wight.  The boatyard also built many well known boats including Clarion of Wight, Tiller Girl,  Ambition a 5.5metre class, and many X Boats. Lallow's is 1 of only 2 boatyards left  with a licence to build X boats.  The Daring class of boats was formed in 1960, based on a 5.5 metre hull. The  company has fitted out more than thirty boats over the years and continues to look  after the fleet throughout the year.  Morning Cloud / Opposition  In 1970 the yard was commissioned to build a yacht for the then Prime Minister,  Edward Heath. Morning Cloud II was launched in 1971 and was so successful that his  next boat was also built by Lallow’s. The company carried out a complete renovation of Morning Cloud II over an eight  month period in 2008 involving some 10,500 man hours. Painter Alex Nash who  helped with her original construction in the 1970’s came in to help with the work and  the boat continues to sail on a regular basis under the name of ‘Opposition’.  Restoration - part 1         Restoration - part 2      Erida Erida is one of the windfall boats, an ex-German navy boat taken over by the  occupying forces in 1945 and sailed to England for training purposes. The 30m2 was  allocated to the Hamble and eventually fell in to disrepair. She was rescued by Bob  Gatehouse who found her in a derelict condition and after some initial work in Poole,  the boat was fully restored at the Clare Lallow boatyard in 2009.   Refit Video - part 1  Refit Video - part 2  Virgo Virgo was stripped back to bare timber and comprehensively restored by the boatyard  in 2014. Renovation work included steaming in several new oak frames, fitting  transom and bow sections, new deck beams, new bulkheads and extensive  mechanical and electrical work. She is now a regular sight on the Solent and its  associated riverways and harbours.  For more information, see http://www.virgopettersson.com/restoration.html Splash Splash is a great example of the sort of work we can do to restore beautiful boats to  their former glory. We removed and replaced the original teak deck of the boat using  traditional techniques.        River Boats As one of its latest projects, the boatyard has been working on an exciting new  venture building bespoke  river boats designed at the boatyard by the current owner,  Laurie Boarer. These have been designed to offer a very high level of quality and  space at a realistic and affordable price. The boats are fully compliant with the  rigorous design standards for Thames-based craft and other waterways and interest  in the craft has been high since they were first announced. If you would be interested  in commissioning a new river boat, please get in touch.  About the Owner  The boatyard is owned by Laurie Boarer and managed by him and his wife, Pat.  Laurie first started work in the yard when he was an apprentice and was one of 28  employees at the time. In 1978 he left the yard to further his career but couldn’t resist  the opportunity to buy the yard when it was put up for sale in 1996.  In addition to turning around the marine part of the business, securing jobs and  developing traditional craftsmanship skills through an effective apprenticeship  scheme, Laurie has developed a high quality joinery service as an important and  integrated part of the business.  The joinery service carries out all sorts of high quality work and produces custom  made doors, windows, conservatories and staircases as well  as bespoke marine and  other furniture. The company also supplies timber of all kinds.  For more information, please contact us directly or see http://www.islandspecialisthardwoods.co.uk/ 
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© Clare Lallow Ltd, 2017

History

Clare Lallow’s was established in 1867 and has traded continuously  ever since. In that time the company has built many different types of  boat including dinghies, scows, Jolinas, SCODs and dragons.  Early Boats The company built ‘Britannia’, the double ended  row boat designed by Uffa Fox and used by John  Fairfax when he became the first person to row  across an ocean (the Atlantic) in 1969. ‘Brittania’ is now on view at the Classic Boat Museum in Newport, Isle  of Wight. The boatyard also built many well known boats including Clarion of  Wight, Tiller Girl, Ambition a 5.5metre class, and many X Boats.  Lallow's is 1 of only 2 boatyards left with a licence to build X boats.  The Daring class of boats was formed in 1960, based on a 5.5 metre  hull. The company has fitted out more than thirty boats over the years  and continues to look after the fleet throughout the year.  Morning Cloud / Opposition  In 1970 the yard was commissioned to build a yacht  for the then Prime Minister, Edward Heath. Morning  Cloud II was launched in 1971 and was so  successful that his next boat was also built by  Lallow’s. The company carried out a complete renovation of  Morning Cloud II over an eight month period in 2008  involving some 10,500 man hours. Painter Alex Nash  who helped with her original construction in the 1970’s  came in to help with the work and the boat continues  to sail on a regular basis under the name of  ‘Opposition’. Restoration - part 1         Restoration - part 2      Erida Erida is one of the windfall boats, an ex-  German navy boat taken over by the  occupying forces in 1945 and sailed to  England for training purposes. The 30m2  was allocated to the Hamble and eventually  fell in to disrepair. She was rescued by Bob  Gatehouse who found her in a derelict condition and after some initial  work in Poole, the boat was fully restored at the Clare Lallow boatyard  in 2009.   Refit Video - part 1  Refit Video - part 2  Virgo Virgo was stripped back to bare timber and comprehensively restored  by the boatyard in 2014. Renovation work included steaming in  several new oak frames, fitting transom and bow sections, new deck  beams, new bulkheads  and extensive mechanical  and electrical work. She is  now a regular sight on the  Solent and its associated  riverways and harbours.  For more information, see http://www.virgopettersson.com/restoration.html Splash Splash is a great example of the sort of work  we can do to restore beautiful boats to their  former glory. We removed and replaced the  original teak deck of the boat using traditional  techniques.         River Boats As one of its latest projects, the boatyard has been working on an  exciting new venture building bespoke river boats designed at the  boatyard by the current owner, Laurie Boarer. These have been  designed to offer a very high level of quality and space at a realistic  and affordable price. The boats are fully compliant with the rigorous  design standards for Thames-based craft and other waterways and  interest in the craft has been high since they were first announced. If  you would be interested in commissioning a new river boat, please get  in touch. About the Owner  The boatyard is owned by Laurie Boarer and  managed by him and his wife, Pat. Laurie first  started work in the yard when he was an  apprentice and was one of 28 employees at the  time. In 1978 he left the yard to further his career  but couldn’t resist the opportunity to buy the yard  when it was put up for sale in 1996.  In addition to turning around the marine part of  the business, securing jobs and developing  traditional craftsmanship skills through an effective apprenticeship  scheme, Laurie has developed a high quality joinery service as an  important and integrated part of the business.  The joinery service carries out all sorts of  high quality work and produces custom made  doors, windows, conservatories and  staircases as well  as bespoke marine and  other furniture. The company also supplies  timber of all kinds. For more information, please contact us directly or see http://www.islandspecialisthardwoods.co.uk/ 
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© Clare Lallow Ltd, 2017

History

Clare Lallow’s was established in 1867 and has traded  continuously ever since. In that time the company has built  many different types of boat including dinghies, scows, Jolinas,  SCODs and dragons.  Early Boats The company built ‘Britannia’, the double ended row boat  designed by Uffa Fox and used by John Fairfax when he  became the first person to row across an ocean (the Atlantic) in  1969.  ‘Brittania’ is now on view at the Classic Boat Museum in  Newport, Isle of Wight.  The boatyard also built many well known boats including Clarion  of Wight, Tiller Girl, Ambition a 5.5metre class, and many X  Boats. Lallow's is 1 of only 2 boatyards left with a licence to  build X boats.  The Daring class of boats was formed in 1960, based on a 5.5  metre hull. The company has fitted out more than thirty boats  over the years and continues to look after the fleet throughout  the year. Morning Cloud / Opposition  In 1970 the yard was commissioned to build a yacht for the then  Prime Minister, Edward Heath. Morning Cloud II was launched  in 1971 and was so successful that his next boat was also built  by Lallow’s. The company carried out a complete renovation of Morning  Cloud II over an eight month period in 2008 involving some  10,500 man hours. Painter Alex Nash who helped with her  original construction in the 1970’s came in to help with the work  and the boat continues to sail on a regular basis under the name  of ‘Opposition’.  Restoration - part 1         Restoration - part 2      Erida Erida is one of the windfall boats, an ex-German navy boat  taken over by the occupying forces in 1945 and sailed to  England for training purposes. The 30m2 was allocated to the  Hamble and eventually fell in to disrepair. She was rescued by  Bob Gatehouse who found her in a derelict condition and after  some initial work in Poole, the boat was fully restored at the  Clare Lallow boatyard in 2009.   Refit Video - part 1  Refit Video - part 2  Virgo Virgo was stripped back to bare timber and comprehensively  restored by the boatyard in 2014. Renovation work included  steaming in several new oak frames, fitting transom and bow  sections, new deck beams, new bulkheads and extensive  mechanical and electrical work. She is now a regular sight on  the Solent and its associated riverways and harbours.  For more information, see http://www.virgopettersson.com/restoration.html Splash Splash is a great example of the sort of work we can do to  restore beautiful boats to their former glory. We removed and  replaced the original teak deck of the boat using traditional  techniques.       River Boats As one of its latest projects, the boatyard has been working on  an exciting new venture building bespoke  river boats designed  at the boatyard by the current owner, Laurie Boarer. These have  been designed to offer a very high level of quality and space at  a realistic and affordable price. The boats are fully compliant  with the rigorous design standards for Thames-based craft and  other waterways and interest in the craft has been high since  they were first announced. If you would be interested in  commissioning a new river boat, please get in touch.  About the Owner  The boatyard is owned by Laurie Boarer and managed by him  and his wife, Pat. Laurie first started work in the yard when he  was an apprentice and was one of 28 employees at the time. In  1978 he left the yard to further his career but couldn’t resist the  opportunity to buy the yard when it was put up for sale in 1996.  In addition to turning around the marine part of the business,  securing jobs and developing traditional craftsmanship skills  through an effective apprenticeship scheme, Laurie has  developed a high quality joinery service as an important and  integrated part of the business.  The joinery service carries out all sorts of high quality work and  produces custom made doors, windows, conservatories and  staircases as well  as bespoke marine and other furniture. The  company also supplies timber of all kinds. For more information, please contact us directly or see http://www.islandspecialisthardwoods.co.uk/ 
CLARE LALLOW - Boat Builders 3 Medina Road, Cowes. Isle of Wight. PO31 7BU Tel: 01983 292 112.    E-mail: lallows@lallowsboatyard.com
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