Category Archives: Boatbuilders and restorers

Professional and amateur boat builders and restorers

Norfolk’s Rescue Wooden Boats builds the first crab boat for 25 years

Rescue Wooden Boats crab boat

This is a splendid piece of news – Rescue Wooden Boats trustee David Hewitt has built and now launched the Norfolk Coast’s first new traditionally built crab boat for 25 years, the 17ft oak-built Auk.

Read about it on the Anglia Afloat website, or click on the image above to go to the newspaper’s nice photogallery.

Anglia TV has also put a story online.

I’m amused to notice that a little before the launch, David and his boatbuilding apprentice Tom Gathercole carefully fitted Auk’s engine beds – or ‘wrongs’ as they are known in the area. ‘Engine wrongs’. Great name chaps!

FITTING ENGINE WRONGS ON NEW CRABBER “AUK” from Rescue:Wooden:Boats on Vimeo.

How Star Yachts built a 25ft Eventide, in pictures

A slightly extended version of Maurice Griffiths famous plywood design built using the strip planking technique.

And, I think, it looks all the better for the extra length. The plans for the Eventide are available here.

Once you’re into Facebook, page through the photos using the white arrows on each side of the picture frame.

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