News/Press

Water Craft – Class of February 2018 – April 2019

Water Craft – Class of February 2018 – April 2019

In the current issue of Water Craft, veteran boat builder Dick Phillips covers the Class of February 2018 Launch Day. Last December, six boats boats built by the class were launched for the first time into Lyme Regis harbour. Alastair’s Read More…

Water Craft – A Boat Builder’s Log – ‘Setting Up Shop’ – April 2019

Water Craft – A Boat Builder’s Log – ‘Setting Up Shop’ – April 2019

Geoff Bowker (of Bowker Marine), Gareth Lewis and The Beautiful Boat Company feature in Colin Henwood’s ‘A Boat Builder’s Log’ column in the latest issue of Water Craft magazine. In the piece, Colin speaks to the graduates whose training on Read More…

Forestry Journal – Working With Timber – February 2019

Forestry Journal – Working With Timber – February 2019

Journalist Carolyne Lochler spent a day learning about timbers used at the Academy with our Machinist, Rob Hounslow.

Classic Boat – Class of February 2018 Launch Day Article by Nigel Sharp – February 2019

Classic Boat – Class of February 2018 Launch Day Article by Nigel Sharp – February 2019

Experienced marine writer Nigel Sharp joined us on Tuesday 4th December for the launching of the boats built by the Class of February 2018.

Lyme Online – Harry Evans Bench/Classic Boat Awards 2019 – January 2019

Lyme Online – Harry Evans Bench/Classic Boat Awards 2019 – January 2019

Written by Sophie Olszowski, the article makes reference to the bench built by The Beautiful Boat Company in memorial for former student Harry Evans. The article also refers to Classic Boat Awards nomination for the 16′ Bassett Rascal built by Read More…

Small Boats Monthly – Steve Hewins’ Classic 17 Fast Angler – January 2019

Small Boats Monthly – Steve Hewins’ Classic 17 Fast Angler – January 2019

‘Sadie’, the Classic 17 Fast Angler built by staff member turned student Steve Hewins and the Class of February 2018, features in the January issue of Small Boats Monthly. The article was written by Nigel Sharp, who joined us on Read More…

Marshwood Vale Magazine – The Beautiful Boat Company Hestercombe Punt Launch – January 2019

Marshwood Vale Magazine – The Beautiful Boat Company Hestercombe Punt Launch – January 2019

The Beautiful Boat Company were featured in article written by Margery Hookings in the January edition of the Marshwood Vale magazine. The article tells how a chance meeting at Hestercombe House & Gardens led to a commission of an Edardian Read More…

Western Morning News – Steve Black’s Albacore – December 2018

Western Morning News – Steve Black’s Albacore – December 2018

Steve Black, of the 40 week Boat Building Class of February 2018, had his 15’ Class Association Albacore featured in the Western Morning News (6th December 2018).

Classic Boat – Baycraft – October 2018

Classic Boat – Baycraft – October 2018

After graduating from the Academy,  Kat Scott (Class of August 2017) and Visiting Instructor Steve Petford formed their own boat building company, Baycraft specializing in building bespoke wood and composite crafts. They recently exhibited Kat’s 19′ 7″ Scamp Sea Skiff Read More…

Classic Boat – James Goulding/ Hollygrove Woodworking Propeller Lamp – October 2018

Classic Boat – James Goulding/ Hollygrove Woodworking Propeller Lamp – October 2018

James Goulding of the 40 week Boat Building Class of March 2013 featured in the regular ‘Objects of Desire’ feature in October’s edition of Classic Boat. Since graduating from the Academy, James founded Hollygrove Woodworking, where he designs and produces Read More…

Bridport News – Hawksley Classics/Cannes Yachting Festival – September 2018

Bridport News – Hawksley Classics/Cannes Yachting Festival – September 2018

Simon Hawksley (Boat Building Class of August 2016) and Laure Mora (Fine Woodworking Class of September 2017) of Hawksley Classics, recently exhibited ‘Laure’ at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Bridport News – Class of August 2017 Launch Day – July 2018

Bridport News – Class of August 2017 Launch Day – July 2018

A report on the Class of August 2017 Launch Day by Matthew Bell of the Bridport News.

Western Morning News – Class of August 2017 Launch Day – June 2018

Western Morning News – Class of August 2017 Launch Day – June 2018

Photographer Richard Austin came down and took photos of the Class of August 2017 Launch Day.

All At Sea – Jack Chippendale – May 2018

All At Sea – Jack Chippendale – May 2018

Article on the legendary boat builder Jack Chippendale MBE and the legacy he leaves behind. (May 2018 – All At Sea) (click to see a larger version)

Watercraft – May/June 2018

Watercraft – May/June 2018

Gareth Lewis from the 40 week Boat Building Class of August 2016 features in the May/June edition of Water Craft, he wrote the article ‘How I Became A Boat Builder’ of his time spent learning how to build boats in Read More…

Motor Boat and Yachting – March 2018

Motor Boat and Yachting – March 2018

Six page article by Motor Boats and Yachting on the student built boat ‘Laure‘. Laure was one of eight boats launched in June 2017 by the Class of August 2016. Commissioning student Simon Hawskley and his partner Laure Mora (12 Read More…

Classic Boat – March 2018 – Timber For New Builds

Classic Boat – March 2018 – Timber For New Builds

Classic Boat March 2018 publication featuring images of the Boat Building Academy

Classic Boat – March 2018 – Isle Ewe Boats

Classic Boat – March 2018 – Isle Ewe Boats

  Classic Boat feature of long course graduate who has since set up Isle Ewe Boats