Water Craft

Archived since January/February 2010

47 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

• BEALE 2017 – The smaller the boat the greater the relaxation?
Kathy Mansfield’s pictures of the Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show
in June make a very good case … Click to see

• LAPWING 2 – In W117 Rob Green and his family described building their Vivier ‘Jewell’ pocket cruiser. Now they’ve gone cruising… Click to see

• QUIET REVOLUTION – Four legs good: Marc Fovargue-Davies and Gill Moon go afloat in a pedal boat made for two… Click to see

• WHAT LARKS! – Moray MacPhail on setting a new World Record in the Water Craft Makita Cordless Canoe Challenges. Well, maybe.… Click to see

• BUILD YOUR OWN TANCOOK WHALER – Full plans with offsets from
designer Paul Gartside for a delicious little schooner. Click to see

• LESSON THREE – Scott Sadil’s learning curve gets steeper when he builds his first traditional clinker dinghy – another Gartside design. Click to see

• BUILDING A CANOE YAWL – Tony Darrah explains how he built a winner in our 2017 Amateur Boat Building Awards. Click to see

• AND… More of this year’s ABBA winners; Colin Henwood on electric boats; Brooke Elgie on the last of his Last Boat; Cat & Simon Holman make a lead line; and Andrew Wolstenholme designs a dinghy for Young Gaffers.

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: First Issue: January/February 2010
  • Latest Issue: September/October 2017
  • Issue Count: 47
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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