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 separate boatyard. She saw extensive service during the war, when she was used by the local Home Guard formation. After the war the boatyard which had originally built her, Andrews of Marlow bought her back. She was then sold to a private owner for the sum of £200.

The new owner unfortunately did not have the funds to maintain her, and she fell into a state of disrepair, eventually sinking into the Thames. In July of 1993 the much damaged Baby Greyhound was towed (still half submerged) back to Woottens boatyard. Work began on her on August 20th 1993, and for several months Guy Wootten (the son of Patrick Wootten) worked extensively on her renovation together with another member of staff. A purchaser was found for the finished boat and by August the following year the Baby Greyhound was completed.

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...

Sopranino

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...

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Of special interest to the Woottens is the on-going restoration of Judith R, a 1935 commuter yacht, transported across the Atlantic in a ruinous state by her current owners specifically for restoration by Woottens. At 57ft long a floating temporary shed has had to be built to accommodate her!

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