Jamie Poynton – Class of March 2008
Jamie grew up near Lyme Regis in Axmouth, Devon. Before joining us at the Boat Building Academy he commuted weekly to Eel Pie Island in London to work with his Grandad, renovating a 1950s tug. City & Guilds awarded Jamie a full bursary which enabled him to fund the course, as part of which he built a 14ft V hull stitch and glue, marine ply and epoxy outboard runabout, based on a V-shaped ski boat. After the course Jamie returned to his Grandad’s boatyard in London and finished the restoration of the tug boat among other projects. He now puts his hand to a wide range of tasks; from fitting wooden floors and interior work, to making engine boxes and re-planking a 50ft fishing boat.