Nautique is a full service boat building company.
Owners Neil and Ben bring decades of marine industry experience in both composite and timber marine construction.
With a talented team of craftsmen we are perfectly placed to help with your next project from insurance repairs through to bespoke marine interiors, re paints even new builds.
With a focus on customer service and long term relationships, Nautique Ltd are fast becoming the first choice for high end local market vessels.
The Team behind Nautique
Neil Williamson, a professional boat builder, prides himself on maintaining excellent standards of workmanship. He has vast practical experience, building and repairing both wooden and composite vessels and is able to conceptualise and carry out projects, from warranty work on new builds to major refits on super yachts.
Neil began boatbuilding in 1986, completing his apprenticeship in the early 90’s at one of the top composite boatbuilders in the world, Cookson Boats. Neil’s years at Cooksons provided him with a strong background in FRP structures and experience in building to IOR and America’s Cup specifications, including lofting and design. From there, Neil went on to a number of increasingly responsible positions working in different specialist areas, such as interior fitouts, deck layout and engineering.
As an experienced project manager and marine consultant, Neil worked for many years in the Middle East with a variety of responsibilities, including running service and charter operations for leading luxury boat companies and skippering yachts. For two years, he held the position of Chief Engineer on the shadow yacht Red Sapphire Shadow (58 metres), owned by H.E. Major General Al Ali. Neil returned from Dubai in 2011 to grow Nautique Ltd., a company he started in 2001, partnering with Ben in 2013. In his spare time, Neil works on his own boats, restoring ‘Arawa’, a 1937, 26’ gaff rig cutter and ‘Safari’, a 1942 launch.
Ben has been involved in yachting and boating his whole life. Having owned many yachts Ben has finally cut his fleet down to two yachts, Valeria, an Arch
Logan built 1913 classic mullet boat, and Sirocco a Townson 9.2.
With a passion for timber work and a determination for perfection and customer service Ben focuses on the interior, marine cabinetry and teak decking projects often constructing bespoke items for our clients.
Ben also runs the operations and accounting side of the company.