T. Nielsen & Company has a deserved worldwide reputation for working with historic timber ships and the same skills and craftsmanship can be brought to bear on new build projects.
Supported by marine architects and designers, our teams of craftsmen can make full use of the benefits of building in wood with its strength, flexibility and sheer beauty, to create a boat that simply stands head and shoulders above any other. With today’s boat building practices and marine timber treatments, maintenance of a new boat can be simple and surprisingly economical, yet it will outlast most of its contemporaries and become a true classic of the future.
A recent project is featured above and below, and if you would like to discuss any boat building projects, be they large or small, please contact us.
The Hereford Bull – a replica of late 18th and early 19th century River Wye Trows was built in our yard from trees felled and donated by Hereford landowners. It is thought that the old Wye Trows combined North European and Mediterranean traditions. This produced a flat-bottomed, shallow-draught boat ideally suited to the river conditions of the Wye. We built her in a completely traditional way, scaling down from the original size to a 38' length so that she could be transported by road.
On the day of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant she carried the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire in style down the Thames rowed by crew of oarsmen from Hereford.