Boathouse 4

Designed by Naval architects for the construction of small naval vessels, the building was originally intended to extend as far as Victory Gate to the south but construction was halted at the outbreak of the Second World War. The temporary corrugated iron clad wall of 1940 to the southern elevation remains today.

Following renovation in 2015, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Regional Growth Fund, Boathouse 4 contains a restaurant, public facilities, exhibition and display space, machine and joinery shops, offices and a main workshop floor, where our dedicated team of volunteers restore and maintain our collection of historic vessels. 

Boathouse 4 is a great asset and attraction in the Dockyard, due particularly to the extensive boat building and restoration work progressing within it, as per its original design purpose.  It is the only building in the Trust's estate with direct access to the harbour, and boasts its own internal launching canal and the slipway to the southern side.

Building Stats



Property Status

Within Conservation Area 22

Current Use

Boat building and restoration, exhibition and restaurant

Please Click Here to learn more about our exciting Boathouse 4 project.

Supported by:

Supported by Regional Growth Fund