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Yacht building

These are examples of some yacht building projects I’ve been involved with in some way. Some of the projects belong to other boatbuilders and I have been comissioned or employed to work on or realise certain aspects of the build. Others are projects I’ve taken on myself.

Ester wins La Belle Classe Restoration Prize

Ester wins La Belle Classe Restoration Prize On Sunday, the Ester team (missing a few key members and owners who had to travel home) were at the award ceremony in Monaco Classic week to witness Bo and Laurence receive La Belle Classe Restoration prize 2019. thank you Yacht Club de Monaco / Studio Borlenghi for...

Ester 1901

Ester 1901 Thanks Leif Wikberg for the images above. Project manager Bo Eriksson is overseeing the fruition of this restoration project. Ester will have been completely restored, piece by piece. This is a laborious but faithful method of restoration. I was sub-contracted to help...

Planking Cambria with Ashley Butler

Planking Cambria with Ashley Butler In 2016 Ashley Butler asked me to help him with a job on the Cambria project. I spent a couple of weeks shaping and fitting new teak planks and reshaping old, repaired teak planks.

Unity – Working for Westcountry Cutters

Unity – Working for Westcountry Cutters In 2014, Jon Bray had finished the design and preparation for his 40ft gaffer Unity. We cast the lead keel, made up the centreline and stood the frames on the keel. Jon created his design having studied west country fishing boat shapes. She has a sensible gaff...

Rosemary’s Grating

Rosemary’s Grating In 2015 Mr Ashley Butler ordered a full castle teak grating with a fitted margin for the fife 8m called Rosemary.

Bonaventure – working for Butler & Co

Bonaventure – working for Butler & Co In 2012-2014, Butler & Co built a beautiful bermudan cutter to Ashley Butler’s design and eye. She is planked in iroko on sawn oak frames with two intermediate oak ribs. Two layers of marine plywood topped with teak made the deck. The deckhouse is...