Thames Skiff Restoration

Thames Skiff Restoration

This delicate traditional Thames Skiff was built by Ashley of Pangbourne, the level of craftsmanship in a craft like this really strikes a chord in me. Thomasina belongs to the Thames Traditional Boat Society, we had agreed to replace the stem and sternpost amongst...
Hammerton’s Dinghy

Hammerton’s Dinghy

Hammerton’s dinghy came to me in a very sorry state last year, Hammerton traded between 1908 and 1947 so the dinghy would be of a good age, however given her condition a good deal of timber had to be replaced so that she could give good service again. Walter...
Gloriana

Gloriana

During the early part of this year I had the privilege of working on the build of the Gloriana. Undoubtedly a very special project for a very special person; but also a tremendous act of patronage for the crafts. The project was conceived and initiated by Lord...
New Builds

New Builds

If you are looking for a newly built wooden boat I would be happy to discuss your plans with you. I tend to build using patterns from examples of traditional working or pleasure craft. The method of constructing clinker boats is quite flexible and allows boats to be...
The Puffin

The Puffin

Currently we are working on the restoration of a 22ft Devonshire workboat; ‘The Puffin’. The list of her ailments was rather vast; she had suffered badly from rot. Her planking had knuckled along the turn of the bilge where she had subsequently been over-caulked, she...