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Eel Pie Island Slipways is a family run business which has been operating for over 40 years. My family have been working as Thames Watermen and Lightermen for over 500 years. Our experience and knowledge of the Thames is unsurpassed.

Ken Dwan, Director

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About us
Eel Pie Island Slipways Ltd is an experienced and versatile slipway and boatyard business with a wide range of services, the majority of them in-house. 

We are equipped with two 150 tonne winches and slipways to accommodate boats of up to 36.5 metres in length with a maximum beam of 6.4 metres. Our team of expert engineers can offer you a comprehensive range of services.

Our twin slip set-up allows for two large boats to be worked on at the same time. All our core services of slipping, antifouling, conversions etc are carried out swiftly and conveniently to clients specifications. 


Built originally in 1907 for an electric boat company Mears Thames Launches, the yard is conveniently placed on Eel Pie Island at Twickenham on the upper part of the tidal Thames. During World War II the yard built all types of vessels including landing craft. In 1945 it was taken over by Thames Launches.

If your boat requires professional attention please call Ken Dwan on 020 8891 4481 or fill in the form on our contact page.


Our Services
Slipping and Dry Docking
Boat Repairs
Boatbuilding
Painting and Anti-fouling
Carpentry
Metalworking
Engineering & Engine Installs
Boat Surveys
Safety Boat Hire
Tug Hire
Boat and Houseboat Deliveries
Piling and Dredging
Marine Supplies & Procurement
EEL PIE ISLAND SLIPWAYS LTD, EEL PIE ISLAND, TWICKENHAM, MIDDLESEX TW1 3DY. TEL 020 8891 4481