A GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHS
FROM OUR BUILDERS
& 10'6" NORTHUMBRIAN COBLES
The above is an example of
the 10'6" version by Anthony Waller and below is the 9'4" version by
LOD PINKY GAFF KETCH
Above and below - one of our
34'6" LOD Pinky Gaff Ketchs' in frame - this example is by Ian Tolhurst who
has used all locally grown timber (much of which fell in previous storms).
Here she is just at the stage of starting the planking which will be Cedar strip
veneered over with oak laminates. She is based on the Pinky fishing boats of
Maine and Nova Scotia and has roomy accommodation for 4 or 5 people - see page
YA12 of our Complete Catalogue.
These are the photos of progress in June 2003
.............and October 2004
x 3'9" ELECTRIC SKIFF
This fine example is by Mr.
D. Brooks - she is a general purpose skiff and can be fitted with a rig -
construction is stitch and tape - see page MB2 of the Complete Catalogue for
The Christine is our most
popular canoe design and many have been built all over the world - the above example
has been built by the boys and girls of Forres Sandle Manor School under the
supervision of Nic Pascoe, Head of Design Technology - see page CA4 of our
The nice example below, of
the Christine, has been built by Wendy Couch seen here at it's launch and maiden
trip - note the way in which Wendy has fitted storage/buoyancy into the ends of
the canoe finishing the decking in a curve.
THE 16' LYNX
This example of our Lynx 16
was built by Jose Luis Martinez Viana of Spain - for 16' she has plenty of space
in the cabin which is not interferred with by a centreboard case - she has swing
bilge boards in cases which form the bunk fronts - see page PC5 of our Complete
16' PETITE BRISE
Our 16' LOD Petite Brise -
this one by Mr. R. Prescott - is based upon the Swampscott Dory. She retains the
rockered flat bottom panel with rounded topsides but we have increased the width
of the transom to give more capacity for the family and for an outboard - see
page DA9 of our Complete Catalogue.
The example below is by K. Paul Ellifrit - in this case he multiplied all
dimensions by a factor of 1.1 and has added a cabin.
is another example of a standard Petite Brise 16 nicely finished and sailing
well - this one is by Maurice Burgess and is featured in the May/June 2001 issue
(No. 27) of the Watercraft Magazine.
LOD KARI 3
The Kari 3 is based upon the
Norwegian hull - she has a small cabin with space for 2 or 3 bunks etc and the
plans show details for both stitch and tape and clinker ply construction - see
page PC11 of our Complete Catalogue. This example is by Mr. Parker.
THE EDWARDIAN 19
(21' x 5'10" VERSION)
The example of one of
our Edwardian series of steam launches shown here is by Ralph Pullen of
Wiltshire who has made both the launch and the engine unit. Ralph is happy to
supply fabricated deck fittings (stem head fittings etc) - for details contact
Selway Fisher Design. Ralph's launch swings a 16" x 20" prop and has a
saloon large enough to sleep 2 in comfort and to seat up to 5. She's shown here
just after her initial launch onto the Kennet & Avon Canal at Widebrook.
The Edwardian 19 is detailed on page ST4 of our catalogue.
THE MARTLET 30
Above - 2 pictures
of our Martlet 30' LOD Pilot Cutter under construction using the clinker/ply
method by Philip Ruewell. For a 30 footer, she is a big blue water boat with
plenty of accommodation and can also be made using the strip plank process - see
her on page YA13 of our catalogue.
THE ESK 12 SEA KAYAK
Above - one of our Esk 12' sea kayaks
under construction. She has the swept up bow of the Eskimo type and flotation
compartments in each end. Construction is quick and simple but the shape we have
developed on our YachtCAD system is quite sophisticated. Here, 4mm exterior
plywood is used keeping cost to a minimum. We also have a 14'6" version -
see our Kayak page.........
..............and here is a
well finished example by Bob Day
by Dave and Jonny Burke - this one with a beautiful strip planked deck
you can see her under construction at www.up-the-creek.net
THE 24' BEAUMARIS
Above - a couple of photos of Sam Watt's
Beaumaris - this example was built with the centreboard option - shown
below - she also had the side deck option and later the gaff cutter rig
was added :-
Below is the latest photo of Jan
Sijpesteijn's Beaumaris which was built with the fixed keel/inboard engine
page YA5 of our Complete Catalogue.
THE POWER 1.2 (STRETCHED)
of our designs are altered and adapted by their builders to suit individual
requirements - our advice is always there at the end of the phone or by fax and
E-mail to help and guide you. In this case, we have an example of our Power 1.2
design (see Motors Boats up to 16' page) built by the Clark Family and launched on
the Elbe south of Hamburg - then later trailed for a cruise down the Canal du
Nivernais. She has been stretched to almost 20' (6m) and has a headroom of 1.95m
(6'4") plus galley, wc/shower compartment and 5 berths - she uses a 12hp
outboard for power.
page MB1 of our catalogue.
THE SKUA 21 YACHT (TRAILER/SAILER)
is an example of our Skua 21' Trailer Sailer being built by Lionel Davies in
Wales - several additions have been made to the original plans and this version
will have bilge boards rather than the standard centreboard and the schooner bow
option - we have also drawn up a lug yawl rig for her.
are photos of another Skua, this time with the original bow shape and
beautifully built and finished by Toni Reiter of Holland.
page YA4 of our catalogue.
THE SHANGHAI 25'5" CRUISING YACHT
This is one of our Shanghai
cruising yachts under construction by Nick Croome in Bristol - much of the
fit-out is done before the hull panels are fitted making access easier during
See page YA12 of our catalogue.
.........and here is the
latest from Nick - a medley of SFD boats he has built or been involved with,
including the latest picture of his Shanghai named "Freebee" :-
Top right is the Shanghai
"Freebee"; top left is a Highlander 14 built by pupils of
Filton Park School; bottom left is a Petite Brise 12'4" dinghy built under
the supervision of Nick Croome by Bernard Coulson which has
been stretched by 10% and bottom right is "Weebee" a Highlander
7'6" which will act as a tender to Nick's Shanghai and finally, another
SFDesign by Nick - the 7'5" Greenshank...
THE 16' LOD GREY SWAN POCKET CRUISING YACHT
A Grey Swan under
construction by Ian Duncan - like the Shanghai, much of the fit-out is being
completed before the hull panels are put in place including some interior
See page PC1 of our
THE 15' KESTRAL PEAPOD
One of our Kestral
multi-chine plywood Peapods by Trevor Peck - the drawings include both a sprit
and junk rig.
See page DI21 of our
THE EDWARDIAN 26 (MODIFIED)
Above is a modified Edwardian
26 by Julian Garrett and Harwich Boatcraft - in this case Julian asked us to
"plumb" the stem getting rid of the schooner bow of the original
design and reduce the beam to 6'6" overall.
............and below is a lengthened (30') version beautifully built by Mike
See page ST6 of our
THE PETREL 13'x 6' CATBOAT
These are photos of our
Petrel 13' Catboat design. She is a multi-chine plywood design for ease of
construction - see page DI12 of
our catalogue - this example has been
beautifully built by Jeffrey Harrison.
THE 17'6" EVENING SWAN POCKET CRUISER
This example has been built
by Ron Peterson who has modified the top of the cabin, giving it a well
proportioned camber - the is is another excellent strip planked version of the
Evening swan which can also be built in multi-chine ply using the stitch and
tape process - see page PC8 of our catalogue.
............and here we have
another fine example, this one by Alan Masters. the client who originally asked
us to draw her up................
THE 16' EGRET CLASSIC RUNABOUT
This fine example was built
by Mr. Merrick Burrell, the client who asked for the original design - she's
seen here in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland - slight changes have been
made to the standard layout but otherwise, she is much as detailed on the
drawings - see page MB13 in our catalogue.
THE 22' KITTIWAKE CANOE YAWL
Above are a couple of photos
of Mr. Colin Simpson's Kittiwake under construction using the ply plank over
frame method - the plank shapes are given on the drawings and the use of
stringers cuts down the amount of epoxy used - see page YA3 of our catalogue.
THE 22' BLACK SWAN
This is a fine looking
example of the multi-chine plywood version of the 22' Black Swan (the plans also
give details for a strip planked hull) - by Henner Ostermejer in Germany - see
page YA2 of our catalogue.
OF THE RUFUS
Shaun Squyres of Squyres
Marine Services in Hampton Roads asked us to stretch the 17' multi-chine plywood
Rufus design to 20' and here is the result looking great in her Company colours
- the details for the 20' version are included with the standard plans - see
page MB7 of our catalogue.
The first Stornoway 16 is
well underway by Walt Scherf who asked us to draw her up - she's going to be a
powerful dayboat with plenty of space to sit in the boat rather than on it - and
a real looker too.
The Westray was a
modification of the Highlander 16 which we did for PJS Boats several years ago -
now that PJS are no more, we can offer the modification (which includes a
complete "V" bottom going right aft (the original Highlander 16 is
flat from amidships aft) and an additional chine/hull panel each side) to all
our builders. These photos show one example of the Westray being built by Martin
Foggo to a high standard in which he has further modified the bow shape by
removing the round forefoot of the Westray bow - Martin has also fitted an
additional forward bulkhead (for which we were able to give him the shape from
our computer model) - see page DA1 of our catalogue.
This is the first 50/50
sailing canoe designed for and built by Bill Serjeant who has one a really nice
job in remarkably quick time - she is a development of our Carrick asymmetric
canoe but with decking/storage etc and a folding rig which can easily be stowed
in the canoe - you can see more photos of her under construction plus more
details on Bill's web page at https://www.btinternet.com/~w.serjeant/canoe/canoe_files/canoe2.htm.
An 11'6" Little
Kate by Steve Fisher - a lightweight single open canoe for getting up the
shallowest of waterways - see page CA3 in our catalogue.
Above - the Explorer 16
and Pete strip planked canoes and the plywood Little Kate all by Jordan Boats at
jordanboats.co.uk who also have a
plank and frame cutting service.
Below is an example of the
16' Explorer and a 14' version (built simply by reducing the spacing between the
moulds on the jig) by Mick Sanderson.
Here is an example of our
most popular canoe design - the 15'8" Prospector - this one by Mike Cambray
- out on her first trip with all the family - see page CA5 of our catalogue.
This is a nice example of the
20' LOD Pocket Cruising yacht - the Port Louis being built by Allen Deans - he
is making a lovely job of the planking which you can see goes in 2 directions so
as not to overstress the planks - the lower photo shows the wood keel/deadwood
and centreboard case made up off the hull and ready to fit - see page YA8 of our
Sam Hotchins asked me to
increase the basic Northumbrian Coble to a hull length of 15' and this is the
result - the plans show two rigs - the other one is a yawl and she can be
built using stitch and tape techniques - but we also show the moulds and jig for
Northumbrian Cobles are under construction - this striking example is by Peter
Roach - there are also photos of Nigel Fry's boat on the Cobles page of the
Dinghy section - see page DI6 of our catalogue.
..........and here is a
smart example by Paul Lohr
FANNY the FANTAIL LAUNCH
This is the 17'9"
example of our fantail launch beautifully built and finished by Timo Knuuttila -
see page ST2 of our catalogue. you can see more on his web site at https://www.kolumbus.fi/timo.knuuttila/index.html
AND LILLIE SAILING CANOES
Here we have a Carrick (left)
with Optimist rig and a Lillie canoe yawl which has been modifed - mainly by
adding 3" (75mm) to the height of the gunwale and making a deeper hull -
both boats were built by Alan Davison and used on the UK East Coast.
STRIP PLANKED TOSHER DAYBOAT
This is a lovely example of
our 18'4" LOD strip planked Tosher dayboat beautifully built by Giuseppe
Casalino and sailiing on Venice Lagoon - see page DA14 of our catalogue.
14 & ESK12'6"
Robin Waistell of Albatross
boats (The Ballyrafter Centre, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland) has built these
two kayaks and has just asked us to design a 17' version of the Esk which will
be available in early 2005 - Albatross Boats will be producing these boats
shortly. To see their range of SFDesign kits and complete canoes, kayaks and
small boats go to www.albatrossboats.com
This is a beautifully built
example of a modified 15' version of our strip planked Felix design by Robert J.
Mifflin in Canada - instead of a steam engine she is fitted with a Yanmar 1GM10
diesel and has increased freeboard - see page ST1 of our catalogue.
AMA (HAWAIIAN SURF CANOE)
The 18' Waka Ama is a recent
design for a New Zealand client - this example is built by Randall haines of
This example of the Nordia 10
has been beautifully built by Daniele Baracchi in Italy - see page YA11 of our
catalogue. In her 33' length she has up to 6 berths, a dinette and both internal
and external steering positions.
First photos of Ian
Bloomfield's 23'3" Frigate's Boat with the Historical Maritime Society -
she will eventually carry a sailing rig and a carronade - for her length,
she is certainly a big boat - see page DA17 of our catalogue.
Julius Pursaill asked to draw
up the Bungay based on a traditional Broads dayboat and built using modern strip
plank methods - here she is beautifully built and almost ready for the water.
This is a beautifully built
example of our Woodlark Catboat by Craig Taylor - see page DI12 of our
A nice example built by Mark
and Phil Hampton with gunter yawl rig - see page DA2 of our catalogue.
Beautifully built by Jim
Spiers - see page PC4 of our catalogue.
is a version of the Waterman 16 built by Charles Pecats in Australia which was
featured in the Australian
Amateur Boatbuilder recently and which Charles uses
in the outback for fishing -
see page CA6 of our catalogue.
A Redshank nicely built by
Jonathan Maguire - this is a stitch and tape example - see page DI 8 of our
A varnished version of our
stitch and tape Pete design by Martin Padbury - see page CA6 of our catalogue.
25 CRUISER RACER
The first of our new 25'
Cruiser Racer under construction by Sam Watts.
A nice example carefully put
together by Alex Short.
LITTLE KATE, ASYMMETRIC
BABY RAVEN & 14' RAVEN
3 of our small open canoes built
by Trevor Palmer.