Water Craft

Archived since January/February 2010 Bi-monthly
83 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
2023 Semaine du Golfe 2023 • Electric Cornish Crabber 24 • Electric Propulsion Systems • Electric boats on the Thames • Paul Gartside plans: 16’ (4.9m) Shanty Boat • Sutton Hoo Ship recreation • Beginning a blue water Cruising Yacht • Launch Day at BBA • Tabernacles • Reviews: ‘Working Sail’ & Arthur Beale jumper • Ian Nicolson on stronger tillers • Grand Designs: Francois Vivier’s Pen-Hir, the 25’ (7.5m) cruising yacht he designed for himself.

Subjects: Boats, Hobby, Sailing, Sport, Transport

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  • First Issue: January/February 2010
  • Latest Issue: September/October 2023
  • Issue Count: 83
  • Published: Bi-monthly