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We Lift Boats…

Roodberg 50T boat hoist, HIAB dockside Crane and Mobile Iron Fairy to enable us to lift out just about any boat.

We look after Boats…

We can Wash, Antifoul, Polish, Service, or arrange everything that your boat needs.

We have a Great Marina…

44 alongside deep-water marina berths, with innovative wavescreen protection & fully serviced with water and electricity, to accommodate boats from 6 to 65 feet.

We have Deepwater Swinging Moorings…

99 sheltered, well maintained swinging moorings with water taxi service and onshore facilities.

We Sell Boats…

Our company has been established since 1938 and we have been the U.K. distributor for Boston Whaler for over thirty years.

We serve great FOOD…

and wine….and beer…… and coffee in our Stunning Waterfront Clubhouse.


Lake Yard is located in Poole Harbour, Dorset – England

Poole Harbour is one of the world’s largest natural harbours and its extensive sheltered waters provide a magnificent haven for recreational sailing and water sports.

The North and the South are of complete contrast. The North is very urban with yachtclubs, marinas, boatyards etc. The South consists of a nature reserve, creeks and shoals which are not easily accessible by road, making these secret waters exclusive to yachtsmen.

Your Own Private Haven

Lake Yard provides numerous services for the dedicated sailor, powerboater or the occasional boat user. Regardless of the craft you own or the type of boating you most enjoy, Lake Yard can provide everything you need to make the most of your interests. Take a leisurely look around and you will soon realise this is a place you have always wanted to find. Lake Yard provides exclusive facilities, services and access to some of the finest harbour and coastal waters in the country! With the green Purbeck hills located at the far end of the bay this is a place for people who enjoy both the water and the varied pleasures of life.

Swinging Moorings available!

…from 1st April – 31st October.  Please contact or call on 01202 674531.

Lake Yard’s Waterfront Bar and Restaurantlycring

Sip a Pimms or sink a pint while reliving your last race or planning your next coastal cruise. Stunning views and relaxed environment ensure you can come as you are, do as you please and stay just as long as you like. See our sample menus.

Marine Businesses at Lake Yard

The Dorset Yacht Co Ltd and Dorset Lake Shipyard Ltd have been family owned and operated since 1938 and 1958 respectively with Squadron Marine Ltd being formed in 1995 to construct a marina dock with pontoon berths for 50 boats. Read more of our history.

Dorset Yacht Co Ltd and Boston Whaler!

Dorset Yacht Co. has proudly been a Boston Whaler dealer since 1974 and stands ready to assist you in finding the vessel that’s perfect for your boating needs. More information can be found on the Boston Whaler site

Lake Yard’s Waterfront Club

Lake Yard’s Waterfront Club takes advantage of some spectacular harbour views and also provides easy access for boat owners and crews to the dock and harbour.

Emphasis is placed on providing an alternative to the club and waterside facilities currently available in Poole Harbour.

The Waterfront Club is host to a number of successful club activities but maintains and informal and friendly atmosphere – more info

‘Relax, unwind, leave the everyday behind.’

The Delphis Ten Cruiser

The Delphis 10 boasts traditional classic styling combined with protected walkaround decks for safer handling.

Her handcrafted, warm cherry wood interior provides a welcoming luxury accommodation. The Delphis 10 is designed to provide comfortable cruising for up to 6 persons safely, without compromising the performance and economy of this exceptional boat – more info

Redwing Racing

Contact Robin Culpan to find out more:

01202 674531

Lake Yard – A Brief Historyfb6

The Dorset Yacht Co Ltd and Dorset Lake Shipyard Ltd have been family owned and operated since 1938 and 1958 respectively.

Squadron Marine Ltd was formed in 1995 to construct a dock with pontoon berths for 50 boats and to provide new yard facilities including launching and recovery services.

Between 1938 – 1972 the Dorset Yacht Coy operated as a yacht and commercial boat builder, example projects included:

  • Sailing yachts to custom design and build (from 25′ – 35′
  • Motor cruiser to custom design and build (from 20′ – 75′)
  • Builder of the Arthur Hagg designed range of fast motor cruiser (from 34′ – 63′)
  • Builder of the Hargrave 50′ and 64′ motor yachts
  • Builder of the famous offshore race boat Spirit of Ecstasy
  • Builder of 23 class B Fairmile MTBs during World War Two
  • Builder of vessels in wood, GRP, Aluminium and steel

During the 1970s the Dorset Yacht Company’s association with the US boat builder Boston Whaler expanded resulting in Dorset Yacht being appointed as the sole distributor for the UK and Ireland. This exciting relationship continues to the present day.

In association with Dorset Yacht Company the Dorset Lake Shipyard was formed with the building of vessels in excess of 70′ and also commercial craft. It was decided for commercial reasons to introduce the word ‘shipyard.’ Dorset Lake Shipyard began operating as a commercial ship and boat repairer and example construction and repair projects have included:

  • Building 2 x 500 ton ‘Ton’ class Coastal Minesweepers of 153′
  • Building 5 x ‘Ham’ class Inshore Minesweepers of 120′
  • Building tugs, ramp fronted ferries, customs boats, fishery protection boats, survey boats, passenger carriers, Air Sea Rescue Boats, LCA Landing Craft, MOD Harbour Launches

In 1973 the company decided to concentrate on ship and boat repairs and contracts have included:

  • Care and maintenance of 124 US Army barges of 120′
  • Refit of RMAS Lighters (operated in Portsmouth Dockyard)
  • Maintenance and repair of MOD MEXE pontoons
  • Refit and maintenance of MOD work boats
  • Routine maintenance of MOD range safety craft
  • Routine maintenance and repair of RNLI Lifeboats


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