All Wales Boat Show – 30 May to 1 June 2014

All Wales Boat Show

The Academy exhibited at the All Wales Boat Show in Conwy on the north coast of Wales from 30 May to 1 June 2014.  Boatwork, the company started by Boat Building Academy Graduate Mark Bestford and his wife Julie, joined us and demonstrated the art of steam bending timbers.

The All Wales Boat Show is a celebratory festival of all water-based activities.  A line-up of £4 million worth of world-class boats were there along with a used boat zone, a boat jumble and chandlery.  A range of water and land-based activities were also there – including wakeboarding, kayaking, stand up boards, wet jets, not to mention the World Bathtubbing Championships.  Visitors also had the opportunity to refresh their boating skills, from berthing and boat handling to man overboard recovery, and to gain top tips from expert instructors at free on-the-water and shorebased workshops.