News/Press

The Guardian – Women in Boat Building

The Guardian – Women in Boat Building

BBA graduates Gail McGarva (Class of September 2004) and Obioma Oji (Class of May 2021) feature in The Guardian.  Click here to read the article on women boat builders.

Classic Boat Magazine- Women in Boatbuilding – October 2022

Classic Boat Magazine- Women in Boatbuilding – October 2022

BBA grad Gail McGarva (Class of September 2004) features in the current issue of Classic Boat magazine in the ‘Women in Boat Building’ article. Obi Oji, Cora Firth, Emily Stokes, Lorraine McGowan, Donata Gocke and Eleanor Richoux, all students of Read More…

Lyme Online – 25th Anniversary Open Day – May 2022

Lyme Online – 25th Anniversary Open Day – May 2022

The local Lyme Regis newspaper Lyme Online popped down to see us on the morning of our Open Day.

Wooden Boat Magazine- Graduate Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – May 2022

Wooden Boat Magazine- Graduate Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – May 2022

BBA grad Alasdair Grant (Class of September 2009) features in the current issue of Wooden Boat magazine in the ‘Around the yards’ section. Isle Ewe Boats is a boatyard run by Alasdair on the Isle of Ewe, just off the Read More…

Water Craft – Jonathan Sheldon ‘ElizaS’ Gartside Design – May 2022

Water Craft – Jonathan Sheldon ‘ElizaS’ Gartside Design – May 2022

BBA grad Jonathan Sheldon (Class of February 2019) has a piece in the current issue of Water Craft magazine about ‘ElizaS’ – the 10′ Paul Gartside dinghy built by Jonathan during lockdown. This is the second Gartside design Jonathan has Read More…

Classic Boat – Class of May 21 Launch Day – May 2022

Classic Boat – Class of May 21 Launch Day – May 2022

Read all about the Class of May ’21 launch day in the May issue of Classic Boat magazine!

New Signage at the Boat Building Academy – March 2022

New Signage at the Boat Building Academy – March 2022

On Friday, the team at Creative Solutions installed our new signage on the East wall. We think it looks great!

Boat Building Academy Sponsors Atlantic Rogue – December 2021

Boat Building Academy Sponsors Atlantic Rogue – December 2021

The Boat Building Academy is proud to sponsor the women of Atlantic Rogue in their bid to cross the Atlantic. Rogue will be taking on ‘The World’s Toughest Row’: rowing two hours on and two hours off for up to Read More…

Coleman Marine Insurance/Dorset Biz – Interview with Director Will Reed – November 2021

Coleman Marine Insurance/Dorset Biz – Interview with Director Will Reed – November 2021

A few weeks ago we were visited by Kate Shaw of Coleman Marine Insurance who sat down with Director Will Reed to talk about life at the Academy, our flagship 40 week Boat Building course, and the importance of professional Read More…