The Port of Exeter - the Exe Estuary is OPEN

We are pleased to announce that we are OPEN, with some restrictions to keep Boat Owners & Staff safe

The Boatyard is open but please observe ALL the Social Distancing notices for your and the Staff's safety.  The Trout Boatyard gate will sometimes be SHUT to facilitate safe working for both Boat Owners & Trout Staff.   

Only 1 person at a time is permitted to enter the Barge Chandlery to shop or to talk to Mark or Heidi.   They would prefer that you make contact with them on 01392 873044 & follow their instructions to keep you & them safe.

Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further guidance & answers see Boat Yard News

Check our website for news, live webcam and weather station. 

Situated at Topsham on the Exe Estuary, W. Trout & Son offer all Boatyard Services and our own Marine Engineering on site.

Business Hours  
Monday to Friday:  8.00am - 12.30pm, 13.30pm - 17.00pm
Saturday:  8.00am - 12.30pm
Sunday:  Closed

Terms of Business

Our Terms of Business apply to all work done & services supplied.

Work We Have Done

Check out some of our previous projects in Jobs Done to see the range of our skills and experience.

Contact Us

  • Call on 01392 873044,  
  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • or why not drop in and meet us, you'll find us here

For more about the business and the rest of the team, see About Us.

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Brokerage News

Ribeye Playtime 500 (2007) - £15,500.00

Ribeye Playtime 500Powered by Yamaha F80 BETL

on Bramber Trailer

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Humber Assault 5.0 Rib + Yamaha F60-FETL-B - £14,995.00

 5m Humber Assault afloat


Demonstration Rib - Rigged ready to go

Subject to availability - pontoon berth at Trouts

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Jeanneau Merry Fisher 805 - £37,000.00

Jeanneau boatCatalina 1  (2005)

Powered by Nanni 200hp Diese

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HUMBER OCEAN PRO 6.3 powered by YAMAHA 150hp - £40,700.00

Humber6 3rib
A Superior Deep V Ultra High Performance RIB
Unique & distinctive in Design. 

Boatyard News

  • Further advice & answers

    To answer some questions -

    1. Travel – you can travel to the Exe irrespective of distance.  Travel with someone from your house hold, unless you can practise social distancing 
    2. Can you meet Crew, friends or family? You can meet 1 other person from outside your household, keeping 2m social distance.  
    3. All other public gatherings are prohibited in law.
    4. Can you stay on your vessel, your 2nd home or local holiday accommodation? NO – it is not allowed
    5. Self-isolation on your vessel over night? NO, The Exe, Pontoons, Topsham Quay are not suitable for self-isolators
    6. Can I travel to prepare my vessel for launching & to take it away? Yes, but please adhere to all social distancing measures & follow instructions from Trout’s Staff.
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  • EPA Notice to Mariners 11/2020

    Covid-19 Notice to all recreational vessels - The Exe is OPEN

    Until further notice

    From 00:01 on Thursday 14th May 2020 recreational boat owners (using any type of vessel, whether motorised or not) are permitted to use their boats in local waters for recreational purposes as part of their daily exercise and recreation away from their homes, but not for overnight accommodation. Boat skippers may only be accompanied by persons permanently residing at the same address or, where the vessel is sufficiently large to maintain social distancing, with one other person from a different household.

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