Bannister Boat Services (BBS) operate out of a purpose built yard, located at the entrance to Suffolk Yacht Harbor, on the idyllic river Orwell. The business was started in 2016 by Owner Chris Bannister, with the aim to provide hassle free, simple boating to its customers. We are very please to be able to offer everything a boat owner could require, through a mixture of services offered and relationships with highly reputable local companies.

Yard Manager Aaron Woolf will be your point of contact, he joined the team in January 2018 with the mandate to continue and improve upon the great work which has already earned Bannister Boat Services a reputation for providing professional, reliable services and great value for money. He is joined by Senior Technician Phil Gallagher who along with 15 years experience, has a reputation which is second to none.

With large secure fencing, 24 hour CCTV surveillance and a bespoke police monitored security system, our storage facility allow for up to 50 boats to be safely stored with easy access to the water. Our storage packages cater for all types of boat owners, from storage only, to our Gold Park and Ride Package, which includes everything you need, from launching to recovery to engine flushing. Simply call us a few hours before you require your boat and let us do the rest.

A key service offered by Bannister Boat Services is our petrol engine servicing.  With Gold Mercury Service Center Certification, state of the art computer diagnostics and traditional skills we pride ourselves on offering a highly professional services resulting reliable and efficient engines. We can service all Makes of engine, including inboards and outboards from a routine annual service to full engine restoration. For a full list of our extensive services please see our Services Page.

Full Address:

Bannister Boat Services

Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Levington, Ipswich


IP10 0LN

Contact Phone Number: 01473655068