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Pondlife Workshop

Meet us

We here at Pondlife Workshop are experienced bespoke small boat builders specialising in oak trimmed, fibreglass dinghies and rowing boats. From our home in Suffolk, right next to the Deben we've developed a passion for boats and taking to the water, and we aim to offer the same passion to your boating needs. In 2022 we plan to add a Oar and Sail boat to allow our customers to use wind power to explore and give their arms a rest!

Bespoke Boat Builders

For all of our made-to-order watercraft, we offer bespoke finishing to give your boat a distinctive touch and an unforgettable profile. Each boat is carefully built from the keel up from high-quality marine grade fibreglass (GRP) with oak trim for dinghies. Complementing each boat are exceptional accessories from davit rings to seating, to top quality oars, all to ensure the best boating experience no matter what the setting. Our boats come in 3 ranges, for a traditional clinker look view our Tradman range, Angler if you're looking for a flat bottomed inland boat, or the classic pram style Boatman range which make excellent yacht tenders. It you would just like to browse try our store or features page which gives details of why people continue to choose our boats.

Boat Hire for Events & Commercial Projects

In addition to custom-building beautiful dinghies, we also offer rowing boat hire and one-off commercial project build. Hire one of our impressive rowing boats for a photo shoot or special occasion, ideal for wedding photos or editorial projects. Our custom projects can become a feature of your business and an impressive talking point, or even as part of an advertising campaign.