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

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.  

 

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ATLAS

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.

 

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WILD HONEY

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.

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UBIQUE 

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 was last seen sailing off Melbourne. 

Ubique. Wooden Boat. Huon Pine. Melbourne.

BELLE 

Belle is a labour of love for both those who built her and for her current owner Tetsuya Wakuda. It took over two years to create this traditional fishing boat for Tetsuya 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