We repair and weld all types of ships, 50m x 10m x 5 m Dry Dock

J.Colburns Ltd. est 1954

For more than half a century, J.Colburn team of experienced professionals have been providing boat repairs, sea worthiness repairs, at sea welding and other marine engineering services.

Located at Shoreham Port we have access to one of the few remaining dry docks in the South of England. This enables us to cater to vessels of all sizes and deliver a full range of services promptly and effectively.

Whether you’re looking for repairs to damage, metalwork or more complex structural projects our team of experienced engineers and welders can help. For full details of the services we offer, get in touch and let us discuss your requirements.

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Dry Dock Specifications

Length – 50.5 metres (45 at blocks)
Breadth – 10 metres at water level (8.5 at blocks)
Draft – 5.2 metres over blocks
Amenities – Electric 110V, 240V, or 440V @ 16A or 32A
Fresh water, workshop and mess facilities
0.5 tonne Lifting davit and access for mobile cranes up to 80 tonne

Marine Engineering

Here at J. Colburn, we have a highly trained team of MIG, TIG and ARC welders who deliver fast and reliable boat repairs and marine engineering services.

Shoreham Port is extremely well set up to cope with marine engineering projects of all sizes. It has one of the few remaining dry dock facilities in the South of England. Ever since the facility was built in the 1930s it has provided a valuable lifeline to the marine industry in the South of England.

In recent years Shoreham Port has delivered significant investment to upgrade facilities, build infrastructure and increase operational throughput. This has enabled us to expand the services we offer, improve turnaround times, and maintain the highest standards. Whether you need simple repairs or a more extensive overhaul our team can help.

Repair CAD Design

Our fully equipped and state of the art CAD design software enables us to carry out complex design, repair and manufacturing projects in a timely and affordable manner. The ability to visualise images in 3D helps us deliver an end product which is more tailored to your specific requirements.

All of our engineers are confined space certified which means we can reach areas others cannot and carry out repairs in even the darkest and most hard to reach corners of a vessel.

Quality Assurance

Established in 1954, J. Colburn has become one of the leading names in steel fabrication in the South East of England. Over the past 60 years, we have earned a reputation for providing ship repair and specialist welding services which has stood the test of time.

In all that time we’ve grown considerably as a company, but we’ve always held true to those principles we set out at the beginning – to provide expert craftmanship, use the finest materials, provide top customer service and bespoke personalised design.