Category Archives: Boatbuilders and restorers

Professional and amateur boat builders and restorers

Building Emma and a video diary of building the Fairlie 55

Two contrasting videos: in my mind, the first should be titled ‘Building the beautiful Emma’!

My thanks to reader Keith Johnston forĀ letting me know about these two.

Gillingham-built Vertue for sale, New Zealand

Some folks might remember this Laurent Giles-designed Vertue being built at Gillingham in 1979… Anyway, now she’s for sale I can’t help thinking there’s a mighty adventure for someone in bringing her back home, whichever route was taken.

She does look quite nicely kept…

My thanks to Paul Mullings for the tip!