Water Craft

Archived since January/February 2010

56 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

Not expecting a Valentine? Send yourself our March/April 2019 issue, mailed to subscribers around the world on 14 February.

• SPRING SHAKEDOWN – Sail Caledonia, the ‘Scottish Raid’, always guarantees a bracing start to the season, writes Kathy Mansfield
• IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION – Si and Cat Holman’s series on today’s wooden boatbuilders meets The Six Metre Man, Tom Owen
• THE PICNIC CLASS – Robbie Wightman of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association introduces their new open class
• WHAT’S THE POINT OF HYDROFOILS? – Seems they’re the new big thing, even on small boats. Andrew Wolstenholme has their story
• BUILD YOUR OWN CRUISING CUTTER – If you’re contemplating sailing away from it all, you’ll need Paul Gartside’s full plans
• BUILDING A WOODEN CRUISING YACHT: Amateur boatbuilder Jerry Eardley explains how he did it – and why you shouldn’t
• SCANTLINGS FOR MODERN WOOD BOATBUILDING: Retired naval architect Julian Wolfram builds his own trailer sailer
• PLUS…

A Cat for Rowing in the Picnic class • Colin Henwood on Restoration or Reinvention • Ellen Massey Leonard’s Adventures with Dinghy •

Ian Nicolson on fenders • Karl Stambaugh’s Ragtime Motor Cruiser

For back numbers listing:
W134 March/April 2019 Sail Caledonia • Six Metre Man Tom Owen • Colin Henwood on Restoration or Reinvention • Gartside plans: 45’ (14m) Cruising Cutter • SCRA Picnic class • Cat for Rowing • Building Wood Cruising Yacht • Scantlings for Modern Wood Boatbuilding • Adventures with Dinghy • Grand Designs: Karl Stambaugh’s Ragtime Motor Cruiser 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: March/April 2019
  • Issue Count: 56
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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