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Onsite Businesses Kingston Wharf

Onsite Businesses

Kingston Wharf is home to a wide range of local businesses, many happy to serve the clients in the boatyard, as well as a diverse collection of other businesses helping East Cowes thrive.

We hope, in the near future, to be able to expand our number of businesses on-site; if you think that Kingston Wharf would suit your business please do Contact Us.

Island Stowaway
Unit 1. Island Stowaway have been on the site since 2007. They offer both long and short-term self storage units, particularly useful for yachtsmen, either when laying up for the winter in Kingston Boatyard, when wanting to lose weight for summer racing or year round secure, dry storage.

Couzens Marine Engineering
Unit 2. Couzens Marine Engineering offers a wide ranging set of services to local boaters; electronics and engineering - covering installations, fault finding and repairs, servicing and winterisation to all makes and models of inboards and outboards. George Couzens offers a 24 hour call out service on the River Medina, backed up will full workshop facilities at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes.

DFM Joinery
Unit 2a. DFM Joinery, Dave Munt’s business, specialises in period, listed and modern purpose-made joinery and bespoke quality yacht joinery. Dave has a wide portfolio including, sash windows, oak framing, conservatories, kitchens, and custom staircases.

Island RIBs
Units 3, 4 and 6. Island RIBs Ltd are designers and manufacturers of Rigid Inflatable Boats. Designer Brian Hallett and business partner Alex Cottle manufacture RIBs from 6.5m to 10m length with flexible configurations of cabins, consoles and cuddies. Coding to MCA Cat2. Their customers include both commercial operators and leisure users.


Unit 5. Folly Marine Services


Unit 7. Cabinet maker Norman Young

1st Class Covers
Unit 8. 1st Class Covers specialises in marine (boat interiors and exteriors), automotive (interiors of cars, convertibles, and camper vans), also motorbikes, and all domestic and commercial upholstery and cover work. Billy White's business 1st Class Covers has grown rapidly over the last couple of years and so the recent move to a dedicated workshop at Kingston Wharf made perfect sense.

Cowes Sailmakers
Unit 9. Cowes Sailmakers has just opened up at Kingston, moving into the mezzanine in the main Kingston Marine Services building. Owner Richard Martch brings 30 years' experience in sail making to the business and as well as providing a comprehensive repairs service, he will be making new sails for classic, cruising and racing yachts.

Nigel Harrison Yacht Surveys
Unit 10. Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys. Nigel has taken the small unit at the bottom of the yard, right by the hoist dock making him difficult to miss for any boats coming ashore here. Nigel offers marine surveys, from pre-purchase and insurance, to damage and new craft delivery inspections as well as consultancy and project management and brings a wealth of experience to bear in all matters maritime.


Unit 10. Island Yacht Refinishing. Simon Hopwood offers the following services: topsides and superstructure resprays; varnishing; structural and cosmetic fibreglass and gelcoat repairs; anti-foul removal; application of epoxy coatings; osmosis treatments and prevention; polishing and valeting.


As well as Cowes Harbour Commission, we share Kingston Wharf with two other large businesses:

Isle of Wight Aggregates
Isle of Wight Aggregates make use of approximately half the quay available at Kingston Wharf, which they use almost exclusively for the import of crushed limestone which is also distributed from the site.

Isle of Wight Fuels
Isle of Wight Fuels are owners of the Island’s only fuel oil storage terminal, located at Kingston Wharf. Over 90% of the petrol and diesel sold on the Island comes through this facility, which is transferred directly by pipeline to the fuel storage depot next door in Kingston Road.




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