All our boat fitting out is done by our own craftsmen using only the highest quality materials. Sailaways - We can fit out to any stage or design and can offer a wide variety of options to our customers. It is this knowledge and experience that helps us provide a full boat building service, we can offer advice and technical knowledge on all aspects of narrowboat building to turn your dream into a workable, and practical boat that will give many years of pleasure. We A complete all aspects of the boat fitout with our own craftsmen using only the highest quality materials.
BILL THOMAS grew up paddling the rivers and coast of North and South Carolina, playing in the mountains and trying find meaningful work while avoiding a real job. JOHN KARBOTT spent most of his childhood along the beaches and waterfront of Plymouth, Massachusetts, watching commercial lobsterboats and occasionally catching a ride on one. There are many individuals out there who have decided that they would like to build their very own boat but don’t know how to get started. Bill has chosen a Karl Stambaugh design, the Bay Skiff 12 as the boat students will construct during his course. As both skiffs take shape through each week, Bill and John will lead discussions in small-craft design, selecting a suitable design for the amateur builder, setting up a one-man shop, proper hand and power tool usage, and much more.
Students and tutors at the Boat Building Academy are to launch a record twelve boat building projects by the September 2010 group on June 7th. The event details are available here and the BBA folks would like to invite everyone to join us in the celebrations. With 18 days to go, principal Yvonne Green says the workshops have never been busier – every spare inch of space seems to be occupied by a boat or a bit of a boat. Yvonne adds that while the students (and staff) will probably be shattered by launch day, the boats will be glorious.
Paul Gartside-designed 12ft traditional clinker dinghy, built in larch and oak with a grown stem and knees.


Spitzl classic German 4.4m lake rowing boat, built traditionally in clinker mahogany on oak. Diamond Half Rater originally designed by Charles Sibbick in 1897 6.5m long, it is a replica created on the lofting room floor from photographs, a couple of similar lines plans and the only other existing replica Half Rater from another (American) designer that is owned by Rees Martin, a great friend of the Academy. Have you got news for us?If what you're doing is like the things you read about here - please write and tell us what you're up to. Classic Sailor is a new magazine about traditional and classic boats from ex-Classic Boat editor Dan Houston and colleagues that promises rather more coverage of the traditional craft around our coast. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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Our Faversham-based friend Alan Thorne can help with boatbuilding projects - constructing to plans in very tidy stitch-and-glue or more traditional techniques.
These boats have been designed and refined to meet the demands and requirements of many different customers which, along with our experience of operating them in a hire fleet provides first hand information about durability, reliability and ease of maintenance. We can therefore build any design or specification from a sailaway to a fully fitted luxury narrowboat.
It will be built to the European Recreational Craft Directive and under a British Marine Federation contract for your protection. He has been a self-employed woodworker, cabinetmaker, furniture builder and boatbuilder for nearly 35 years.
Many first-time builders have run into problems understanding the process of what to do first and, as a result, soon get intimidated and the idea loses momentum. Whether you have a hankering for traditional skiff construction like the Bay Skiff 12 or the 12 ?′ Semi-dory skiff or are simply looking for a perfect introduction to wooden boat construction, you will thoroughly enjoy any of these weeks.
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If you would like more information, or would like to visit us at Alvechurch to see work in progress and discuss your new boat, please contact us to arrange an appointment.
Being an avid sea kayaker and boater, Bill also designs sea kayaks, canoes, and other small boats.
Bill Thomas and John Karbott, noted boatbuilders and teachers, invite anyone interested in wooden boats and woodworking to join them in either of these two six-day courses focusing on the skills and techniques used in basic boatbuilding.
I learned so much in just one week and gained the confidence needed to start my first boat at home.
Bill teaches woodworking and boatbuilding in his own shop, at the WoodenBoat School and in other venues across the United States.
While in school, he lobstered and raked sea moss during the summer season and worked odd jobs throughout the winter. He graduated from Boston’s Wentworth Institute with an Associate Degree in Architectural Engineering, but boats and the water were his first loves. If you want to build a good-looking, simple sailing skiff, Bill or John can help you get started and guide you through the step-by-step procedures to taking on and completing such a project on your own. The variety of work Bill does: building, designing and teaching both in the shop and on the water, when coupled with his passion for the outdoors, helps to keep his skills rooted in real world experiences. After owning and maintaining wooden boats all his life, he decided to pursue that career full time and sold his successful lobstering business.



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