Category Archives: Suppliers

Nick Smith-built half-decked motor launch afloat

This is the charming 16ft Nick Smith-built clinker-planked half-decker Isla afloat, I think in Scotland.

She has basic camping accommodation for overnight or the weekend, with a double bunk, storage and a small cooker, and I have a feeling a boat might appeal to quite a lot of folks…

Nick trained in Salcombe as a traditional boat builder in the 1970s. To learn more or to contact him, check his website. For more on Nick’s boats, click here.

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 for letting me know about these two.

THE BEALE PARK BOAT SHOW PART IV – STILL MORE BOATS FROM AROUND THE SHOW

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I think that’s all of the reasonably good ones I took this year…

For more about the show, see Brian Pearson’s reports, and also this Flickr set of the the Home Built Boat Regatta group’s trip in company from Lechlade to Beale Park, and a few shots of the show.