Cute old motor launch for sale

A chap called Ron has been in touch to ask if I could help advertise his sweet little motor launch, which is for sale. He believes it was built by Brooke Marine between the wars and says that it is in excellent condition. He’s sentimental about the boat, which his father bought before he was … Continue reading “Cute old motor launch for sale”

Stirling & Son is recruiting…

Devonport, Plymouth boatbuilders Stirling & Son are hiring skilled traditional shipwrights experienced in wooden boatbuilding and repair… They’re based at the wonderful No 1 covered slip – which is said to be the oldest remaining covered slipway in any royal dockyard. It’s also the one with the famous statue of King Billy looking out over … Continue reading “Stirling & Son is recruiting…”

Timber-orientated boat builder and restorer Ian Baird fixes up a plastic boat shock!

Portland boat builder and repairer, freelance writer and environmentalist Ian Baird (contact him here or here) has just fixed up an old plastic boat and brought it back to life. How did that happen? It began with a neglected wreck on the shore. I’ll let Ian tell his story. ‘A pile of broken boats, uncared for and … Continue reading “Timber-orientated boat builder and restorer Ian Baird fixes up a plastic boat shock!”