A great advantage to our construction method is our ability to build bespoke vessels or modify boats to our customers requirements. Over the years we have designed and built several custom boats and manage for them to retain the NQ look.

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North Quay Marine are award winning boat builders of modern classics. Using the latest technology to produce boats that whilst maintaining a traditional look and feel are designed to exploit the lighter and stronger materials.
All the boats produced at North Quay Marine are designed by Ted Spears and built by his son and employees.
The Spitfire 18s' design brief was a fast, lightweight trailer-sailer that the owner could use to race competitively and still be able to explore lakes, rivers and estuaries in relative comfort. The appearance and ease of handling were of equal importance. A fairly radical design with regard to the rig and hull shape where conceived to solve the problem.
The NQ Dayboats' brief was for a safe family trailer sailer that an owner could use to explore lakes, rivers and estuaries. The boat needed to have classic looks and be good to handle. A boat that was light enough to tow behind most family cars and strong enough to feel safe inside. A traditional design with regards to the hull, rig and lifting keel was the natural solution.
The NQ Gaff Cruisers' were developed from the NQ Day Boats. As interest grew in the trailer sailer requests where made for a slightly larger boat with the same hull structure. The owner being able to enjoy the comforts of shelter and convenience and also have the benefit of more off shore capabilities.