News/Press

Tom Cunliffe visits the BBA

Tom Cunliffe visits the BBA

A few weeks ago we were visited by renowned author and yachtsman, Tom Cunliffe, for a day of filming. We are very excited to share the finished video with you today. Tom made the most of his time here, touring Read More…

Principal Will Reed – Lyme Bay Radio – Saturday 26th June

Principal Will Reed – Lyme Bay Radio – Saturday 26th June

BBA Principal Will Reed will be interviewed live on Lyme Bay Radio for an episode of the Bay Lives programme.   Will will be talking about his life and selecting eight key tracks important to him.   Tune in 10AM Read More…

Furniture Making Tutor Vacancy

Furniture Making Tutor Vacancy

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated furniture maker who is confident teaching in a busy and demanding workshop environment. You will be responsible for leading three 12-week Furniture Making courses a year as well as a programme Read More…

New Machinist Sam Robinson – 03/05/21

New Machinist Sam Robinson – 03/05/21

Graduate Sam Robinson has joined us as the new Machinist, taking over from Rob Hounslow, who is joining the teaching staff as Assistant Tutor later in the month. Sam brings a wealth of experience to the Academy, having worked extensively Read More…

Commander Tim Gedge Retires – 22/04/21

Commander Tim Gedge Retires – 22/04/21

Almost 25 years after setting up the Boat Building Academy, yesterday Commander Tim Gedge retired from his position as director and trustee. Principal Will Reed presented Tim with a painting of the building by artist Alasdair Lindsay. To mark his Read More…

Tutor Matthew Law on Sunday Brunch 04/03/21

Tutor Matthew Law on Sunday Brunch 04/03/21

Boat Building tutor Matthew Law appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch programme via video link to talk about the then-upcoming Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. Matthew also talked about the process of oar and paddle making, including a brief demonstration of Read More…

A Thank You to Our Crowdfunder Supporters from Principal Will Reed

A Thank You to Our Crowdfunder Supporters from Principal Will Reed

A personal message of thanks to all who supported our recent Crowdfunder campaign from Principal Will Reed.

Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – Classic Boat Awards 2021

Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – Classic Boat Awards 2021

Congratulations to BBA graduate Alasdair Grant (Isle Ewe Boats), whose latest new build, ‘Thor’, has been nominated in this year’s Classic Boat Awards (New Powered Vessel).

Class of February 2019 Launch Day – Water Craft – March 2020

Class of February 2019 Launch Day – Water Craft – March 2020

In this month’s issue of Water Craft magazine, veteran boat builder Dick Phillips profiles the boats built by the 40 week Boat Building Class of February 2019

Boat Building Academy Charity Announcement

Boat Building Academy Charity Announcement

An important message from Principal Will Reed announcing that the Boat Building Academy has been granted charity status from the Charity Commission. As a charity, the Academy will be launching a bursary scheme awarding places on the 40 week Boat Read More…