Ben Coombes is a qualified boat builder specializing in classic wooden boats. Ben offers a range of services, including bespoke design and builds, restorations, and general care and maintenance. For bespoke design and restoration work, Ben focuses on traditional wooden boats up to 25ft, typically of clinker build. Ben also has experience in single and double chine building, as well as cold moulding.
Coming from a family of boat builders, Ben apprenticed under Alan Coombes of AA Coombes and Woodnuts boatyards, and also holds numerous City & Guilds qualifications in Boat Building. Ben is passionate about maintaining the traditional skills and craftsmanship required for wooden boat building, and delivers excellent quality in every ‘Ben Coombes’ craft.