Water Craft

Archived since January/February 2010

42 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

• BACK TO DOUARNENEZ – The great French festival of traditional sail still sets the bar high for the others, says Kathy Mansfield.

• IBTC – THE NEXT GENERATION – Continuing our series on boatbuilding schools, Marc Fovargue-Davies visits the Lowestoft college.

• MOGGIE’S KNOCKABOUT AND HER SISTERS – How a 1931 dinghy became a colourful racing class in Cornwall, with Nigel Sharp

• BUILD YOUR OWN OUTBOARD RUNABOUT – More free plans from designer Paul Gartside, this time a garage-size bobby-dazzler.

• QUITE A REVELATION – Amateur Richard Pease builds a practical breakdeck motor cruiser from William Atkin plans.

• BUILDING THE LILI - 5: Jean-Yves Poirier reinforces his kit-built lightweight raid boat with modern materials.

• GRAND DESIGNS – Two this time: Francois Vivier designs his first lateener and Graham Byrnes presents a wholesome motor cruiser

• AND… Cat and Si Holman learn about modern sailmaking – and make a handline for easy fishing; Join The Club welcomes coastal rowers to SkiffieWorlds; the editor reports (some) progress on his Outdoor Boat – and anticipates a World Record for Cordless Canoes even faster than in our tournament’s previous 5 years.

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: November/ December 2016
  • Issue Count: 42
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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