Half-decked Nick Smith motor launch for sale

Half-decked launch Isla on her trailer Nick’s lovely traditional West Country boats don’t come up very often, but his boats are widely admired, and two students at the Boat Building Academy at Lyme Regis have used his plans in building their projects: see Phil Bevan’s recent 18ft motor launch and I’ve found a link to … Continue reading “Half-decked Nick Smith motor launch for sale”

20ft and 18ft Nick Smith West Country motor launches for sale

Nick Smith tells me that Bamboo Viper, a 2ft launch he built in 2004 is for sale. The Viper is larch on oak, copper fastened, 20ft length overall, 6ft in beam and fittend with a 2YM 15hp Yanmar inboard diesel. Lying at Salcombe, Devon. Nick says she’s a great sea boat, ideal for fishing, picnicking,exploring … Continue reading “20ft and 18ft Nick Smith West Country motor launches for sale”

In Nick Smith’s workshop

Salcombe trained traditional boat builder Nick Smith has been working on this nearly finished motor launch, his first major project since moving back to Devon some months ago. The boat needs some more varnish work and some hardware odds and ends, but it’s looking fabulous already. Contact Nick via his website http://www.nicksmithboatbuilder.co.uk/