Mylor-based Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding has returned triumphant from the Southampton Boat Show and Monaco Yacht Show with a record-breaking raft of orders for its beautiful bespoke boats.

With a global reputation for combining exquisite craftsmanship with technological ingenuity – as evidenced by the company having recently scooped the tender and support vessel design category of the prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards – Cockwells’ custom builds are highly prized by discerning individuals. One such client snapped up a super-sleek superyacht tender almost as soon as the company had opened its Monaco stand for business, wowed by the quality of the stylish 9.5m open day boat that formed part of its exhibit.

Closer to home at Southampton, the company unveiled a new model in its popular Duchy Motor Launch series – the Duchy 35 – for which sales were secured alongside several for the flagship of the series, the Duchy 27.

“We are overjoyed at the response we received at both the Southampton Boat Show and Monaco Yacht Show,” said founder and managing director, Dave Cockwell. “Most companies would be thrilled to sell one boat, let alone six with three on the first day.

"This is testament to the excellent work of our design team in responding to the needs and requirements of our clientele and our highly skilled craftsmen who bring those designs to life in meticulous detail. Here at Cockwells, I like to think that we are a family, all working to the same aim – to build beautiful bespoke boats that we hope will become the classics of the future.

"The take-home quote from Southampton was that the Duchy 35 was ‘Best Boat in Show’ as we heard it so many times from passers-by. The luxury day boat we exhibited at Monaco was the most photographed superyacht tender at the show as she was the only vessel to incorporate bespoke carpentry. Her craftsmanship was noted on many occasions and led to the sale of a superyacht tender and a contract being signed on the stand."