Water Craft

Archived since January/February 2010

54 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

• DZ 18 – Kathy Mansfield takes her camera back to the great French festival of traditional sail in Douarnenez… where it all began

• COBLES AT BRID – Andrew Wolstenholme visits another summer celebration – of the unique sailing workboats of NE England

• BUILDING THE CRADLE BOAT – Professional wooden boat builder Geoff Bowker makes a traditional clinker dinghy in miniature

• BUILD YOUR OWN SHANTY BOAT – Designer Paul Gartside channels his inner Huckleberry Finn with an affordable river boat

• BUILDING THE LILI 13 – Almost ready to leave the shop. Jean-Yves Poirier’s raid boat gets non-slip decks and home-made portholes

• IN THE VERNACULAR – Digital boat designer Simon Holman discovers

Nick Smith’s traditionally built Salcombe launches

• ABBA & CCC 2019 – New classes, new rules for both our annual competitions at next year’s Beale Park Boat Show

• PLUS… Nigel Sharp visits Launch Day at the Boat Building Academy;

Si Holman’s plans for a CNC-cut portable workbench; Phoenix build – 2;

Colin Henwood on handing over; Ian Nicolson on bulkheads and designer Paul Fisher with his range of slipper launches for home builders…

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: November/December 2018
  • Issue Count: 54
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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