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Small Boats – Steve Hewins’ Classic 17 Profile – November 2019

Small Boats – Steve Hewins’ Classic 17 Profile – November 2019

The 17’2” stitch and glue Classic 17 fast angler built by instructor Steve Hewins and the 40 week boat building Class of February 2018 is profiled in the latest issue of Small Boats annual omnibus. The article was written by Read More…

Lyme Online – Class of February 2019 Launch Day/Half Model Gig – November 2019

Lyme Online – Class of February 2019 Launch Day/Half Model Gig – November 2019

Press cuttings from the local Lyme Regis newspaper LymeOnline detailing the run-up to launch day. The second cutting shows the half model gig made by Boat Building Academy instructor Mike Broome, presented by the retiring chairman of Lyme Regis Gig Read More…

Denmark Heritage Wooden Boat Association – Astrid’s Student Log – October 2019

Denmark Heritage Wooden Boat Association – Astrid’s Student Log – October 2019

BBA graduate Astrid (Class of August 2018) recently published an article in a heritage wooden boat association magazine in her native Denmark about her time at the Academy. Since graduating, Astrid has been working alongside her father, also a boat Read More…

Furniture & Cabinet Making – Ben Tcharny Furniture/Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design (CCD) – July 2019

Furniture & Cabinet Making – Ben Tcharny Furniture/Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design (CCD) – July 2019

Furniture built by graduate Ben Tcharny features in the current issue of Furniture and Cabinet Maker. Ben will be exhibiting his work at the Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design (CCD) in Cheltenham that runs from 17th-26th August.

Water Craft – Ellie Hillier/Henley Sales & Charter – July 2019

Water Craft – Ellie Hillier/Henley Sales & Charter – July 2019

High praise for Class of August 2016 graduate Ellie Hillier in this month’s edition of Water Craft magazine.  Ellie joined Henley Sales & Charter straight after finishing the 40 week Boat Building course and has been there ever since.

Class of August 2018 Launch Day

Class of August 2018 Launch Day

                          Wednesday 12 June marked a celebratory end of the 40 week Boat Building course for the Class of August 2018 with the launching of the six boats Read More…

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…