About us

Peter Leonard Marine are situated on Denton Island, Newhaven, East Sussex, just off the main A259 coast road. Our location is shown on the map found on the Find Us link from our main website www.peterleonardmarine.co.uk 

Peter Leonard Marine, are a UK based family run, friendly business formed in 1970.We have grown into one of the busiest boatyards in the area and have a well stocked chandlery. A large and varied stock is carried ranging from all the items needed to build or refurbish any craft. Whether you need the latest in high-tech paints and sealants, safety equipment, or even just those essential nuts, bolts or sealants.We hold large stocks of engine spares and lubricants. We will happily send mail order items anywhere in the UK. Payments accepted online are Debit and Credit cards and now Paypal.

Along with our marine engineering and shipwright facilities we offer the dedicated support and commitment of a highly experienced team. Our team has many years of experience in the Marine Industry. 

We have full boatyard facilities here at Newhaven, with moorings and storage ashore for over 250 boats with a maximum length of 100ft! Please look at our main website for details of our services.

Our History:

Peter Leonard Marine was founded in 1970 by Peter H.J. Leonard, who now enjoys over 40 years of marine experience and a vast knowledge of most marine systems.

Originally, the company was situated in Newhaven Marina but in 1987 moved to larger premises further up the River Ouse. In 1990 Peter bought out a local engineering company called Irving engineering to expand his business and in the same year his son Peter (junior) started work with the company, supporting the experienced service team.

In 1992 Peter Leonard negotiated the acquisition of some river frontage to develop his own Marina, and the company moved to its current location on Denton Island, Newhaven.

Peter,  his wife Maureen his son Peter (jnr) have worked hard to develop a pleasant, picturesque boat yard, which is now capable of accommodating 250 boats on land and water.

At the end of 2002, Peter Leonard acquired ‘the old dairy’ situated behind the existing boat yard. This has allowed a large expansion in both the workshop facilities and to the chandlery side of the business and also a larger office, which was extending in 2012 to accommodate the every growing stock of engine spares and chandlery.

In 2007, Peter Leonard Marine started a brokerage department for the sale of quality used boats. They often have boats ranging from £500 – £35,000 for sale. Click here to see our current brokerage listing.

In the Spring of 2016, PLM purchased the moorings formally known as Cantell and Sons. This expansion has increased the number of tidal and dry moorings to over 250 between the 2 sites. Both boat yards have security lighting, CCTV, electronic key fob entry systems,  car parking, electricity points and toilets. 

Peter Leonard marine are full members of British Marine and are very proud to have been accepted into the Yacht Harbour Association. The pontoons have been upgraded to include electricity, water and lighting. The brand new toilet block in the Denton Island boatyard includes toilets and showers.

Further exciting developments are planned!