Newson’s builds a competition hydroplane

Not yet a classic exactly but part of a grand tradition, this is a hydroplane built by Newson’s for the 2007 OSY400 Hydroplane World Championships, which are to be held on Oulton Broad this year. OSY400 is a hydroplane class in which the competing boats are powered by a standard Yamato 400cc engine – OSY … Continue reading “Newson’s builds a competition hydroplane”

Rowing gig Newquay restored

Said to be the oldest rowing boat in regular use, a pilot gig known as Newquay is being restored by the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, in Cornwall. Built in 1812 by William Peters of St Mawes, the red and white Cornish pilot gig has left her usual home at Newquay Rowing Club to allow … Continue reading “Rowing gig Newquay restored”

Will Stirling at Morewellham

Stirling & SonĀ Will Stirling is fascinated by the boats of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Small boats of this era have no equal in beauty, he says: the bluff shapes of the 18th century had become finer for speed, while the deep sections, firm beam and strong forefoot speak of a … Continue reading “Will Stirling at Morewellham”