I am a part time boat builder based in the Cotswolds UK. Boats and wood have both been passions of mine since a very young age and I love the combination where the two meet. A particular favourite of mine are vintage boats from the early 1900’s era, I believe the ‘golden age’ of boating was a time when quality and style in wooden boat building was at it’s peak.
For me building a boat is the ultimate woodworking project. Lines on a boat are very rarely straight and this adds a whole new dimension, challenge and beauty to the way the parts of a boat are formed.
My father and his father have always ‘played with boats’ and wood, so I guess wooden boat building was a natural path for me to end up following. Since the age of 18 I have been building full size boats and before that I was making wooden models. I am currently nearing completion of the build of my latest boat ‘Miss Isle’ and have now decided to focus on taking on external work. If you have a wooden component that you would like made, would like to work together on a project or have a commission built then please contact me, I’d love to hear from you.