The Journey Begins

With three generations of expertise, we are able to offer a broad selection of services from traditional concepts to the cutting edge of modern computer aided technology. Below are what we would consider to be our three primary service categories. Whether you require one or all of our services, the choice is yours. We tailor every project to  your needs. 


Here at  the Victorian Wooden Boat Centre we pride ourselves on a long tradition of teaching. This ranges from the most basic principles of traditional boat building, such as lofting of boats from offsets, to computer aided design for small wooden boats for computer cutting. Teaching formats include syndicate boat building, group workshops and one-on-one tuition.

Boat Building Facilities

Want to go it alone? We have the facilities to support you. If you are looking to start a project we may be able to offer you a space in our Docklands workshop. For those in our workshop, free weekly guidance/assistance is available every Saturday by one of our experienced professional shipwrights.

Kits / Component Packs

For those who want a head start on their project or have less time available. With proper planning, a kit or a components package can save as much as one third of the building time. With our many years of experience we know what a wooden boat kit should be. Whilst we have our own ready-to-go catalog of projects that we are regularly adding to, we do also offer to produce one-off-custom kits to plans provided.