Our team – the hands that build great boats
The Cockwells team prides itself on a high level of quality and workmanship
The finest yachts are the fulfilment of our clients' dreams and our job is to look after and realise that dream through our expression of a rich marine heritage. Our workers are justifiably proud of their time-served skills and craftsmanship while being up-to-date with modern techniques. Each member of the team at Cockwells firmly understands that a boat is far more than simply a vessel.
Dave Cockwell (Managing Director and Founder)
The founder of Cockwells Modern and Classic Boatbuilding Limited. Having dedicated his entire working life to the building and restoring of wooden boats, Dave is a skilled shipwright, and has extensive experience in every type of hull construction and joinery. Driven by the search for the ultimate challenge, Dave likes nothing more than to restore the boats that other builders tell him simply cannot be restored…
Karen Smith (Yard Development Manager)
Karen was previously working at Gweek Boatyard and has bought a wealth of experience in boatyard management and operations. Beginning her marine career with an HND in Marine Craft Technology Karen is also a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and experienced skipper. Karen is responsible for the overall management of the front office and Mylor Creek Boatyard.