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Nick Smith clinker-built motor launch for sale at
the Beale Park Boat Show
Work in progress on another clinker motor launch
(with Bumble in the background)
More pictures of the very sweet Bumble
small motor launch
I spotted three of Nick Smith’s motor launches at the Beale Park Boat Show– one was very elegant and for sale, one about a third of the way to being built, and one the very sweet little 12-footer Bumble, built by him in 1991 of mahogany on oak and on loan for the show from the owner, Jona Behrens.
The boats are all drawn to scale by Nick himself, who tells me that he then builds them by eye on the traditional ‘if it looks right then it is right’ principle. Well, they certainly look right in these photos.
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Nick’s a member of the Wooden Boatbuilder’s Trade Association, and you can read about him here: Nick Smith at the WBTA website