Nick Smith makes progress on new 17ft clinker-built launch Lisa

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Nick Smith is making progress on a 17ft launch Lisa
built to a set of lines from an Admiralty lifeboat of
100 years ago. Moeity was built to the same lines but
is a few inches shorter. Click on the images for much
bigger photos

It’s always good to hear about new projects and to receive photos. On Friday, Nick Smith sent me this message:

Hi Gavin,

As promised a nice photo of Lisa, a 17ft, clnker-built khaya mahogany hull to be framed with green New Forest oak.

The design is as per Moiety (lines taken off an Admiralty lifeboat of about 100 years old), but while Moietyis 16ft 4in, Lisa has been stretched a further 8in. The second photo shows Moiety on her launch day in  1996 on the river Medina, Cowes – see the landmark of J S White’s crane in the background.

Lisa will have a 15hp Yanmar twin fitted, and the owner who lives in Noss Mayo wants to explore the estuary and on good day go around the coast to Cawsand and maybe Plymouth too.

I have an another order to follow – a 16ft motor launch for customer who also lives on the river Yealm.

Will send you some more photos during Lisa’ s fit out.

Regards Nick

Thanks Nick! As usual, clicking on the photos will bring up a bigger and better image in each case.

For more photos click here: intheboatshed posts showing Nick Smith’s work.

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More photos and a new boat from Nick Smith

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New 12ft Nick Smith runabout at Salcombe

New Nick Smith 12-footer at Salcombe

Bumble fully laden Bumble at the Stuart Turner centenary regatta Puffin at Buckler\'s Hard

While I was whooping it up in Paris this weekend, another set of photos arrived from boatbuilder Nick Smith over the weekend. Here’s what he had to say:

‘I am back from NZ and have just completed a 12 foot six runabout, mahogany on oak, pictured here in Salcombe harbour – that’s my brother sitting on the pontoon.

The other pictures are of the sistership Bumble which you have seen before, on the Thames. In the first, she’s fully laden and under full power. The second comes from a Stuart Turner event.

‘I will be exhibiting again at Beale Park Thames Traditional Boat Show, from the 6th to 8th June this year.

‘The last picture is of the steam launch SL Puffin under steam on the Beaulieu River.

‘Regards, Nick”

Thanks Nick – I’m sure readers will admire your boats!

Nick’s a member of the Wooden Boatbuilder’s Trade Association, and you can read more about him here:
Nick Smith at the WBTA website

Take a look at our extensive coverage of last year’s Beale Park Boat Show.

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