Drascombe by Churchouse Boats at the Beale Park Boat Show

Drifter 22 to be at Beale Park Boat Show

Drascombe by Churchouse Boats, swinging cradle trailer Drascombe by Churchouse Boats DrascombeLugger

Stewart Brown has written to say his company will be at the Beale Park Boat Show (10-12th June) under the banner of Drascombe by Churchouse Boats. (Download a brochure here.)

In addition to an example of its Lugger model, Churchouse will be showing its revised Drascombe Drifter 22 (Drifter Flyer 2008) reworked by designer Paul Fisher of Selway-Fisher. She has twin drop keels and a drop rudder for shallow water sailing and ease of launching and recovery, and a clear cockpit & cabin space.

and swinging cradle trailers designed to make launching and recovery a one-man job.

Beale Park Boat Show preview: Stanley & Thomas, Thames boat builders and oar makers

Stanley & Thomas stand Beale 2010

The Stanley & Thomas stand at the Beale Park Boat Show will represent four different business lines based at a boatyard on the River Thames at Windsor: Stanley & Thomas Boat Builders, Stanley & Thomas Brokerage, and oar manufacturers J Sutton and Xcell.

Established in 1983, the boatbuilding arm began as racing sailing boat builders, but soon gained a reputation for restoration and repairs to classic Thames vessels, and has won many prizes at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally. Following good sales last year the brokerage is now looking to take on new listings.

J Sutton has a long record in producing handcrafted manufacture wooden oars and sculls; its products have won Olympic and world championship gold, silver and bronze medals, and wins at all levels of the Henley Royal Regatta.

The Oxford and Cambridge crews have also used Suttons, but the company has made oars of just about every kind, including 30ft barge oars.

Xcell is also based at the yard and supply a complete range of oars and sculls for competition and leisure, and is the only supplier currently producing looms combining GRP, carbon fibre and Kevlar.

The company has not failed to notice that Dorney Lake, venue for the 2012 Olympic rowing competition, is only two miles from its yard and is looking forward to some good business next year.

Good Wood Boat clinker built dinghies at this year’s Beale Park Boat Show

Good Wood Boat Redwing

Good Wood Boat Tideway Good Wood Boat stripping varnish

Good Wood Boat will be showing two clinker built dinghies – a new National Redwing and a restored Tideway – at the 2011 Beale Park Boat Show.

Redwing R249 designed by Uffa Fox in 1938 was built by Good Wood Boat in 2009, and won the 2010 RYA Volvo Dinghy Show London ‘Concours d’Elegance’ trophy. She is being offered for sale at the show.

She was recently prepared for and exhibited at the 2011 RYA Volvo Dinghy Show in London and with her brand new, unused sails, she is in pristine condition and can be considered ‘as new’. She is offered for sale at an ex-demonstrator price of £14995 –  is £3000 less than the price of a new Good Wood Boat Redwing of this specification.

The boat is ready to race, and comes complete with measurement certificate, trapeze and buoyancy bags, and of course is race-measured.

Tideway TW233 recently restored by Good Wood Boat will also be on show to promote the company’s traditional wooden boat repair, restoration and refinishing services, which now include a clinker boat varnish stripping service.

Good Wood Boat Co is also licensed to build new wooden Tideway clinker dinghies.

Stephen Beresford of Good Wood Boat can bbe contacted at tel 07934 622013 and email  info@goodwoodboat.co.uk.