Traditional shipwrights

We live in a modern world, but we like the old way. We live, love and sail wooden boats; to us they have soul, spirit and a beauty all of their own. 

design & new build

"Bonaventure of Salcombe" Butler & Co designed Mayflower 50, launched in 2013. © Mark Lloyd Images

Butler & Co merge traditional values, stunning aesthetics and workboat practicality to create a range of vessels that embody the golden age of yachting and perfectly balance form and function. 

We design and build vessels from petit lug-rigged dinghies to ocean-going cruising yachts.

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Restoration/ conservation

"Rosemary III", 1924 Fife, restored to original by Butler & Co while conserving much of the original structure. © Nic Compton/ Salty Dog Media

Butler & Co specialize in detailed historic restorations and sympathetic refits. We take pride in ensuring that beautiful vessels of yesteryear continue to bring enjoyment to generations to come.

We understand the importance of preserving history, whilst balancing needs and ergonomics for the owner.

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Butler & Co has been supported by the Regional Growth Fund through the Cornwall Marine Capital Fund and the Cornwall Marine Network.