Water Craft

Archived since January/February 2010

43 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

• LIBERTY BELLE – Ellen Massey-Leonard hitches a ride on Switzerland’s smallest paddle steamer. Click to see

• FRANKLIN WOODEN BOAT CENTRE – Learning boatbuilding in Tasmania with the finest marine timbers. Kathy Mansfield reports. Click to see.

• FALMOUTH MARINE SCHOOL – Dick Phillips returns to the college where he first taught boatbuilding… to the editor. Click to see

• POSTCARD FROM SASKATCHEWAN – Designer Paul Gartside has a salutary tale for home boatbuilders from the Canadian prairie. Click to see

• BUILDING A S’CIOPON – Amateur Richard Nissen builds a Venetian skiff
for stand-up rowing – on the Thames. Click to see

• BUILDING THE LILI - 6: Jean-Yves Poirier continues his series, fitting out the hard way – from a catwalk. Click to see

• BUILDING MY FIRST PROPER BOAT – Julian Swindell thought his Iain Oughtred Guillemot dinghy would take a year. It didn’t. Click to see

• AND… Andrew Wolstenholme designs a new Cornish Crabber; Marc Fovargue-Davies joins the first Deben Lugger Rally; Cat & Si Holman save money with old rope; ABBA 2017: our competition for backyard boatbuilders; and the editor doesn’t even know a Skerry when he sees one.

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: January/February 2017
  • Issue Count: 43
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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