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”

Hestercombe Gardens get a new Edwardian-style punt

Lyme Regis boatbuilders The Beautiful Boat Company have constructed a punt for the Hestercombe Gardens Trust, based on old photographs from 1904 of the boat being used on the garden’s Pear Pond. The launch was a few days ago, and I’d guess the folks involved had some fun recreating the most striking of the old … Continue reading “Hestercombe Gardens get a new Edwardian-style punt”

Boat Building Academy students’ launch

The Boat Building Academy is inviting everyone to celebrate the launch of seven boats built by students on the internationally recognised 38-week boat building course. The launch is at 9:30am on Thursday 31 May at Lyme Regis harbour. The 18 students are launching seven boats: 17ft ply-on-frame Glen-L Ski King with 57hp inboard diesel engine 16ft … Continue reading “Boat Building Academy students’ launch”