Classic Yacht Shipwrights are professional Shipwrights and Joiners based in Palma de Mallorca.


Established in 2003, CYS have built a large and loyal clientele from a variety of vessels; Classic, modern, super, mega and the list continues. Each and every successful project results in repeat business and this is testament to CYS excellent reputation.


Captains and Owners know that CYS employ highly skilled craftsmen. Every job is attended to with the same degree of expertise and expediency.


No job is too large or too small; to CYS every job is important and interesting – nothing is a problem

Valued CYS staff have spent time in the yachting industry as crew. This vital experience ensures that in addition to their expertise, the team has a real understanding with regards to what our clients endure at sea or with guests aboard.


Located in Can Valero, CYS have a 300 M2 workshop fully equipped with all the necessary machines for fast and efficient production.


The team is ready to take on anything from a simple interior repair or deck sand job to a major refit.







    Fair Lady have been valued and loyal clients of CYS for over 10 years now. Every year we are on board doing a variety of jobs on this most beautiful 1928 Camper and Nicholson classic.

    Not least of which was last year, when we built them a new carbon fibre passarelle.




    Classic Yacht Shipwrights are proud that both SY Velsheda and now MY Bystander have been esteemed clients of theirs since they opened for business in 2003.  Every subsequent year, they have been in to CYS for either simple maintenance through to major refits.

    One significant project undertaken was rebuilding the whole complicated Jacuzzi area and with it, removing all the rotten timber, adding much needed, improved maintenance access and restored it to it´s former glory. The owner was delighted.




    Classic Yacht Shipwrights are specialist joiners for custom made tables; built to fit into the most confined space in a yacht.

    MY Dreadnaught

    This multi function table was constructed to fulfill 3 functions:  full dining table  - lower coffee table and thirdly with a cushion on top as a pilot bunk.

    Ferretti Motor boat

    Aft deck table.  The mandate for this project was for a table to seat 6 whilst having the ability to expand and accommodate 10.

    Rectangular in shape, made with thick chunky teak and high gloss finish, CYS designed this table so that two leaves could be removed or simply added to accommodate the required size.  Function was made so that the removed leaves could be stored inside the centre support leg, thus dispensing with storage problems.

    SY Julie Marie

    CYS re-veneered two cockpit tables as the original veneer was delaminating.  An excellent finish was achieved – We were happy with the finished item and the owners were delighted!



    SY Mikado has been a long-term Client of Classic Yacht Shipwrights.  Over the years, numerous modifications have been made to the interior including completely remodeling the upper saloon, converting it to a cinema/relaxing lounge and redesign and build of the wheelhouse.


    Albacore was one of the first major projects undertaken by CYS. It was a sympathetic restoration to modernise her. From capping rail replacement, to sub deck and teak decking, structural works, cabin reconstruction and more.

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    CYS have been very fortunate to have been working with Velsheda since the early days.   It’s always good to work with long term clients. Most recent projects have involved putting all new deck fittings for head sail sheeting positions. Whenever she is in Palma de Mallorca, CYS undertake the regular maintenance of Velsheda.   In addition to a lot of interior maintenance – CYS have been rebuilding the crew mess and installing new the new air conditioning system. Regular maintenance of Velsheda includes replacing and upgrading old equipment.


    Not only do we work on the 40m Huisman Classic sloop, Daniel can often be found crewing onboard for the prestigious Superyacht Cup in Palma.

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    We are extremely proud to call this breathtaking Huisman sloop our client.




    SY Sumurun is a classic William Fife 90´ Ketch built in 1914 and was one of the first projects that Classic Yacht Shipwrights’ MD, Daniel Hobbs worked on whilst in the USA. Daniel´s association with Sumurun is in its third decade. Sumurun is currently back on the East coast of the USA and was 100 years old in 2014!


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    SY Mikado has been a long-term Client of Classic Yacht Shipwrights.  Over the years, numerous modifications have been made to the interior including completely remodeling the upper saloon, converting it to a cinema/relaxing lounge and redesign and build of the wheelhouse.

  • Passarails Flush Deck Hatches and Dinghy Chocks

  • Wooden Masts and Spars

    CYS Have made new Masts and Spars for various yachts.

    The most recent was for the Modern gaff rig; Alexia of London, We built a new bow sprit to replace the existing as it had various rotten areas and was generally in poor condition. We have also built new masts and spars for three Traditional wooden Mallorquin Llauts which originally would have had Latina rigs. All masts and spars have been made hollow to save on weight, made with Oregon pine or Douglas fir they are very light and strong. All spars have been finished with 12 coats of Epifanes Varnish.


 Links to Associates

CYS, founded in 2003, and Aufait Yacht Joiners, founded in 2006, have combined their skills and expertise, to form a highly proficient Shipwright and Yacht Joinery Service to the Marine Industry.


The alliance of the two, whilst maintaining independent businesses, results in an increased breadth and depth of knowledge. Providing top quality in both a Shipwright and Furniture Manufacturing capacity with only one port of call.


MD; Daniel Hobbs is a time served Shipwright from south coast U.K. After completing a 4 year apprenticeship with a reputable yacht building and refit yard, Daniel spent the first 10 years of his yachting career crewing yachts both Classic and Modern around the world and was an integral team member in large refits up until CYS opened for business in the summer of 2003. This has given CYS an edge when assessing what the yachts and crew have to endure and what is needed from a practical point of view.

David Marrs, Managing Director of Aufait, also served his 4 year apprenticeship as a Yacht Joiner, in the UK, at Brooke Marine, Suffolk. With over 20 years experience, he has worked with top designers and on many prestigious projects in the yachting industry. He has worked for a variety of yacht building and refit companies including Ashby Horner, C&C Designs, and Rinklack Van Endert and Metrica.

Their cumulative talent, passion for yachts and innate attention to detail ensures that all projects, no matter how large or small, are carried out with professionalism, talent, creativity, care and attention.





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Poligono Can Valero

Albert F Calvert 3 Nave 6, CP 07011

Palma de Mallorca


+34 971 201 412

+34 678 788 263

shoe boxes


The Box

Beautiful objects, handcrafted by our time-served cabinet maker. The box to the right is presented in stunning, understated bare teak (leaving the option for the lucky new owner to choose their desired finish, or leave it to weather naturally)


Made combining traditional concepts and modern techniques this adaptable piece will look equally beautiful next to a pasarelle, at the foot of a bed or in a child´s nursery.



The Box Concept & Options.

Daniel Hobbs, owner and founder of CYS has had this idea simmering away for years, stemming from various sources, not least of which, the mess of shoes you often find on the dock. Finally last year, the actual build processes started.


From a solid teak box, to an all singing all dancing carbon fibre collapsible one for the smaller or racier client, where weight is a concern, CYS can design and build a box that meets all of your requirements. They could be bare wood, oiled or varnished, with gloss, satin or even matt finish. Have solid wood sides, a v-cut or a veneer of your choice. They can hold your shoes, your blankets or your toys. You decide!


If you have any questions or would like further details, please contact us. Details below.


Options for lid arrangements,  depending on  purpose, the

possibilities are  endless.

Various materials & finishes

to suit your requirements.



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