© Clare Lallow Ltd, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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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