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Traditional Boatbuilding Fair Isle, Shetland

Shetland boat building

Traditional Boatbuilding Fair Isle, Shetland – one of a series of videos about Shetland and Fair Isle made by Liz Musser.

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.

Boat building in Ireland

Ireland's invisible boatbuilders

Don’t be too put off by the photo! The Afloat website has a nice piece about boat builders in Ireland that includes veteran Jimmy Furey, who builts beautiful Water Wags and Shannon One Designs,  new generation traditional boatbuilder Dougal MacMahon, the current wave of interest in building Bray Droleens, and a project at Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club building a clinker IDRA 14.