Here's just a small sampling of hand-made crafts that we've helped you build over the years. 


Electric speed boat.
Custom build in 2015.  |
1930 Chris Craft custom barrel back design. King Billy Pine/ 3mm ply. Cold moulded over sawn frames.
LOA 20' BEAM 6'  
Motor, Yasa 400 Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery celles.
22.5KW from 72x3.2V celles.
Power 50 KW


Lady Franklin

Lady Franklin is a 30ft traditional sloop designed by Cox. This was the first boat built by this school using a sponsor to commission a boat in order to train a crop of boatbuilders over a two-year diploma course. Lady Franklin was launched in 1996.  




Atlas was designed by Jim Brooke-Jones, a student in our first course back in 1994. Jim stayed on having designed this boat as a part of his course he commissioned it as the sponsor for the following course, and when complete he sailed back home to England with his family via the Pacific.




Wild Honey is a 32 ft Llyle Hess design crafted from Huon Pine. Built by students at the WBC Tasmania, it was launched in 2000. Wild Honey is located in Kettering south of Hobart.



Ubique (from ubiquitous/everywhere) is a Llyle Hess design of 32ft.  Built of Huon Pine by students of this school and launched in 2002, it now sailing out of Kettering in Tasmania. 

Ubique. Wooden Boat. Huon Pine. Melbourne.


Belle is a labour of love for both those who built her and for her current owner Tetsuya Wakuda who is one of Australia's most well-respected chefs. Launched in 2011, the 11-metre cruiser is a celebration of Tasmanian timbers, with a Celery Top Pine keel and a Huon Pine lined saloon. 



  Image: Peter Mathew, SMH


Image: Peter Mathew, SMH