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Michael’s Bray Droleen – Afloat Magazine – October 2020

Michael’s Bray Droleen – Afloat Magazine – October 2020

The Bray Droleen built by Michael and the 40 week Boat Building Class of August was recently featured in an article in the sailing magazine Afloat. The Bray Droleen is a late 19th-century design by small boats sailing enthusiast W Read More…

This Morning/John Torode – 21/08/20

This Morning/John Torode – 21/08/20

We were lucky enough to be visited by chef John Torode who spent a few hours filming in the workshop speaking to staff and students about the 40 week Boat Building course. John filmed in Lyme Regis as part of Read More…

Classic Boat Awards – Mike Ludgrove Helena – Classic Boat – March 2020

Classic Boat Awards – Mike Ludgrove Helena – Classic Boat – March 2020

For the second year running, The Boat Building Academy are proud sponsors of the Classic Boat Awards. This year, graduate Mike Ludgrove’s 64ft LOA Bermudan Cutter Helena has been nominated for the ‘Traditional New Build’ category. Mike trained at the Read More…

Charlie Hussey Profile – Water Craft – March 2020

Charlie Hussey Profile – Water Craft – March 2020

This month Watercraft magazine went to Baltic Wharf boatyard in Totnes, Devon, to meet BBA graduate Charlie Hussey who has been working as a marine carpenter for the last ten years. Charlie trained at the Academy in 2007 and quickly Read More…

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…

Water Craft – Kate Abernethy’s 16′ Paul Gartside carvel lugger – February 2020

Water Craft – Kate Abernethy’s 16′ Paul Gartside carvel lugger – February 2020

Kate Abernethy’s (Class of February 2019) 16′ Paul Gartside carvel lugger graces the front the front cover of March/April issue of Water Craft magazine. She will also be writing an article about the build and her time on the 40 Read More…

Classic Boat – Interview with Principal Will Reed – January 2020

Classic Boat – Interview with Principal Will Reed – January 2020

Principal Will Reed features in this month’s Classic Boat magazine. Will talks about his early love of woodworking, his introduction to the world of boats and his time at the Academy.

Professional Boatmans Association AGM Meeting – January 2020

Professional Boatmans Association AGM Meeting – January 2020

Yesterday saw the Boat Building Academy host the AGM for the Professional Boatmans Association sponsored by Coleman Marine Insurance. The group had a tour of the premises and spent time with students in the workshop. Look out for a few Read More…

Boat Building Academy Principal Will Reed interviewed on ITV West Country News 21/01/20

Boat Building Academy Principal Will Reed interviewed on ITV West Country News 21/01/20

Boat Building Academy Principal Will Reed interviewed on ITV West Country News 21/01/20  

Classic Boat – Class of February 2019 Boats – January 2020

Classic Boat – Class of February 2019 Boats – January 2020

The boats built by the Class of February 2019 feature in the ‘New Classics’ section in this month’s edition of Classic Boat