• Boat Builders
    Boat Builders Woottens offer a full range of boatyard facilities, from building and restoration to engineering and mooring.
  • Vintage Boats
    Vintage Boats Woottens specialise in the restoration of vintage wooden boats,employing traditionally trained and highly skilled professionals.
  • Established in 1908
    Established in 1908 Continuing to trade on the same banks of the River Thames for over 100 years and 5 generations later.


Woottens1908 Guy and Lee off again on Monday for this year's Swan Upping

As a long established boatyard still trading and thriving from the same premises, our customers can take advantage of the service we can offer

  • Boat Restoration: From a replacement plank to a full rebuild, we cover all aspects of restoration work. Read More
  • Paint & Varnishing : Marine finishing carried out to the highest standards - from a full strip refurbishment to a simple Anti-foulding job. Read More
  • New Builds: We offer a comprehensive service to design and build any new boat to your individual requirements. Read More
  • Mooring / Winter Storage: Our customers can take advantage of Winter Storage on our hard standing. Read More

Our History


Woottens Boatyard is located in a truly magical part of England. We are secretly positioned at the bottom of the beautiful background setting of Winter Hill, Cookham Dean, on one of the most picturesque and tranquil stretches of the River Thames between Marlow and Cookham Lock for over 100 years.

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Case Studies

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Hollywood Royalty

The Story of Judith R, 1935 Judith R was built in 1935 for Barney Balaban, who allegedly had links to the Chicago mob and was head of Paramount Pictures. She was...


The Sopranino is an example of some of the individualistic work carried out by Woottens. The boat was designed by the yacht designers Colin Mudie and Patrick Ellan. Sopranino took...

The Baby Greyhound

The Baby Greyhound is another suitable case study for the type and style of work Woottens is known for. The Baby Greyhound was built originally in the 1930's at a...

Woottens Boat Yard

Since 1908, Woottens have been located at the bottom of Winter Hill in the beautiful village of Cookham Dean, Berkshire. Continuing to trade on the same banks of the River Thames for over 100 years and 5 generations later, we pride ourselves of being one of a few Traditional Boat Builders maintaining the traditions of the past, rebuilding and restoring Traditional craft.

Guy Wootten Snr, 1951

"Woottens are proud to be part of Sopranino's historical adventure, We hope to continue building projects like this for many years to come."

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