Water Craft

Archived since January/February 2010

55 issues


Water Craft is the beautiful bi-monthly magazine that has much to offer fans of classic yachts and traditional boats as well as covering all aspects of boatbuilding from boat design to building individual boats.

The magazine is full of ideas for the practical boat owner and provides real inspiration for amateur boatbuilding, including sources of boat plans, but the professional boatbuilder is not forgotten: Water Craft regularly reports on new techniques, tools, materials and equipment and every issue includes informed and impartial boat tests of craft from canoes and dayboats through to cruising yachts.

In the trial issue Chris Perkins explains how his enthusiasm for the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project resulted in 5 weeks building the prototype and a craving for sponge puddings; Designer Paul Gartside continues his series with complete plans for a traditional round-stern workboat; and in The Workshop, Nick Coppin makes adjustable footrests for his sail and oar dinghy and Adrian Noyes assembles a professional’s steambox.

Also featured in this issue, New Zealand designer John Welsford takes inspiration for his capable ocean-going dayboat from a west country working boat; Continuing his series on designing an environmentally-friendly motor boat, naval architect Ian Nicolson develops the mid-section; and looking forward to a whole new boating season, checkout the latest events coming up in 2010.

Latest issue

• THE LONG-LOST BUZZARDS BAY 18 is making a comeback in the USA; Kathy Mansfield has the story: Click to see

• COCKWELLS MODERN & CLASSIC BOATBUILDING – The custom boatbuilders move to custom premises in Cornwall, reports Nigel Sharp: Click to see

• BOATS WITH PROVENANCE – Custom wooden boatbuilding on a smaller scale; Si and Cat Holman meet Ben Harris: Click to see

• THE BEAUTIFUL BOAT COMPANY – Four BBA graduates set up their own business and Sophie Olszowski knows all about it: Click to see

• BUILD YOUR OWN SCHOONER – Designer Paul Gartside sends full plans with offsets for a dainty double-ender: Click to see

• DESIGNING WITH WATER AND LIGHT: Kathy Mansfield remembers

M J Long, architect of Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum: Click to see

• GRAND DESIGNS: Two simple boats to build for spring, CLC’s Waterlust sailing canoe and Jordan Wood Boat’s Footloose skiff: Click to see

• PLUS…

Detlef Teufel’s early interest in small boats leads to a novel group build

Colin Henwood on Consuta Construction • Phoenix build – 3

Ian Nicolson on tougher tillers • the Outdoor Boat’s inboard outboard well.

Subjects: Boats, Sailing, Sport, Transport

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Water Craft is the beautiful bi-monthly magazine that has much to offer fans of classic yachts and traditional boats as well as covering all aspects of boatbuilding from boat design to building individual boats.

The magazine is full of ideas for the practical boat owner and provides real inspiration for amateur boatbuilding, including sources of boat plans, but the professional boatbuilder is not forgotten: Water Craft regularly reports on new techniques, tools, materials and equipment and every issue includes informed and impartial boat tests of craft from canoes and dayboats through to cruising yachts.

In the trial issue Chris Perkins explains how his enthusiasm for the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project resulted in 5 weeks building the prototype and a craving for sponge puddings; Designer Paul Gartside continues his series with complete plans for a traditional round-stern workboat; and in The Workshop, Nick Coppin makes adjustable footrests for his sail and oar dinghy and Adrian Noyes assembles a professional’s steambox.

Also featured in this issue, New Zealand designer John Welsford takes inspiration for his capable ocean-going dayboat from a west country working boat; Continuing his series on designing an environmentally-friendly motor boat, naval architect Ian Nicolson develops the mid-section; and looking forward to a whole new boating season, checkout the latest events coming up in 2010.

  • First Issue: January/February 2010
  • Latest Issue: January/February 2019
  • Issue Count: 55
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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