It’s 50 years this year since Parkol was founded and we hope to celebrate later in the year of Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Originally formed in 1971, the business started out as a marine repair yard, further up the road from the current Whitby yard, at Spital Bridge. After being asked if they could build a new vessel, Parkol ventured into the boat-building business.

Jacqueline Anne was our first new build – Yard 001. She launched from our Eskside Wharf yard in August 1997. The 19.11 tonne 9.99m Scalloper, designed by Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co Ltd was built for owners I F Hall & D I A Maclachlain.

Have a look at our completed builds gallery, we’ve come far since then!