Dry Dock & Slipway Hire

Turks UK Dockyard and slipway can be found in the Historic Chatham Dockyard, Kent; we provide professional UK dry dock facilities and UK slipway hire on the Thames.

Chatham is home to one of the best-known historic dockyards in the UK, and this Kent facility is home to a family-run business with 300 years of experience in boat repairs and barge building; our long-established expertise makes Turks Dockyard one of the UK’s most popular dry docks and public slipways.

Boat owners who make use of Chatham dock yard are welcome to provide their own labour force at the dry dock, or Turks Shipyard can provide the necessary in-house expertise including welders and painters.

Our UK dockyard measures 110 metres by 15.2 metres and the services available include:

  • New builds
  • Boatyard repairs
  • Boat refits
  • Routine maintenance
  • Emergency repairs on passenger boats, Dutch barges, work barges, piers, pontoons and all other vessels.
  • Surveys

Our Thames slipway and dry dock facilities are available 24 hours a day, and dry boat storage is also available at this excellent UK dockyard. For further information and availability at the Chatham Dockyard and slipway, please contact Richard Turk on 0208 546 2434 or email us.