November 27, 2018

This classic racing yacht, originally built as a fishing smack in 1872 by JS Whites, was converted into a racing yacht for Richard Grant JP before passing to the Ratsey family who owned her for many years. She returned to Cowes last Wednesday 21st  November with the he...

January 23, 2018

The Classic Boat Museum, in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for “WW1 Isle of Innovation”, a project to explore the heritage that came from the innovations in maritime and aviation industries during the First World W...

August 23, 2017

Rosemary Joy was very pleased to be able to buy, at the annual Cowes Week auction,  Uffa Fox's orginal mess dress that he wore at the Royal London Yacht Club on many occassions - we were so surprised what amazing condition it is in considering its age and the 'fun' Uff...

August 23, 2017

Sonny Levi (9 September 1926 – 12 November 2016)

Renato "Sonny" Levi (9 September 1926 – 12 November 2016) was an English, (of Italian extraction), boat designer known for creating powerboats for the Aga Khan, the Shah of Iran, and Richard Branson....

June 14, 2017

We will be announcing the opening date for the West Cowes site soon.

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East Cowes Gallery


Columbine Building

Columbine Road

East Cowes

PO32 6EZ


Tel.  01983 244101

Cowes (West) Boat Museum and Restorations workshop


117a Medina Yard

Thetis Road


Isle of Wight

PO31 7DJ


Classic Boat Restorations Registered in England

No. 4083685

The Classic Boat Centre Trust

Registered Office

36 Castle Road


Isle of Wight

PO31 7QZ

Registered in England No.


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