Nick Gates & Co is located in a modern workshop based here at Thornham Marina in Chichester Harbour. They specialise in the repair and restoration of wooden boats, including dinghies, yachts and motor boats, the insulated workshop allows them to do top quality work, whatever the weather.
Nick Gates has restored his own boat Ocean Pearl, a 1933 fishing boat over a number of years. After she completed her working days 1960's she was brought down to London where she remainded until the late 1980's.
That she is sailing today is a testiment to Nick's skill as a wooden boat builder and his dedication to the project.
Below is a video of one of her first trips after the relaunch last year and also shows some of the work that has gone into this project.
See more of Nick's work at www.nickgates.co.uk