Welcome to the Largest all Service Marine Facility on the Exe
The Retreat Boatyard is a traditional all services Boatyard employing a dozen marine professionals covering all leisure and marine services, all in-house and on-site. The Yard is located in Topsham, Exeter - offering both excellent access to the M5 (literally 5 mins from Junction 30), and the water. We have extensive on-site storage for between 140-180 boats, on site multi dealer engineering, GRP/wood workshops, fit out services, rigging, fabrication and welding - in fact we can provide all services for yachts, motorboats, leisure and commercial. In addition there is an engineering parts desk, extensive chandlery, boat sales and brokerage. Here, all on site and available for viewing or just a casual look over if you are uncertain of what you are looking for. We are here to help.
The site is located in an old listed stable block and associated walled gardens of the old Retreat Estate, and benefits from significant river frontage. We aim to provide customers good friendly service, and to make your boating experience as enjoyable as possible. Call in, and we will be happy to discuss your requirements, and if you are unlucky make you a boatyard tea or coffee! Staff are always happy to help you in any manner possible.
WEBSITE UNDERGOING UPDATES
NEW SITES TO BE PUBLISHED SOON WITH DIVISION - "M5 MARINE"
ACCESS TO THE BOATYARD IS CLOSED APART FROM "ESSENTIAL" REQUIREMENTS.
PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR CLARIFICATION.
THERE REMAIN CERTAIN OPERATING RESTRICTIONS - WORKS VIA M5 MARINE CONTINUE.
THE CHANDLERY IS CLOSED, BROKERAGE/VIEWINGS ARE CLOSED.
WE CONTINUE TO MANAGE THE SAFETY OF STAFF AND CUSTOMERS.
Update as of 5/11/2020: As may be termed Lockdown v.2, it remains our duty to be responsible to ourselves and each other; whether family members, staff, customers or the general public. We take guidance from the government, ECC/Ports Authority, and other informed sources in order to protect each other and mitigate managable risks. Planned access will be by the Online Booking System - see below.
This time around there are very confusing messages, and interpretations. However, the main message is to judge whether your activity/trips are essential or not. We are monitoring the situation, and will inform customers of the situation. Please respect these requests. Demonstrate care and responsibility to others, and be aware of the possible future issues which may arise....again. Thank you.
- Simon Reader, Director Retreat Boatyard.