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Aug
02

FREE Summer Festival at Boathouse 4 August 5, 6 & 7

It’s all happening at Boathouse 4! The big build up to our Summer Festival this weekend is well underway with the arrival of these HUGE pieces of oak ready for a 9′ trestle saw demo: We’d love it if you could join us, don’t miss out! Please feel free to download this poster for your […]

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Please contact the office if you sent us a course enquiry from @Brest2016. Fête Maritime de Brest https://www.brest2016.fr/ We’ve had a minor glitch on our website, it’s all okay now! Thank you.

By Franw | IBTC Portsmouth
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Jun
29

IBTC Portsmouth Students Set Sail

Yesterday was a really proud moment for us as we held a low-key celebration to mark the occasion of our April 2015 intake completing their 47 week Practical Diploma in Wooden Boatbuilding. The press were with us in Boathouse 4 to cover the story http://buff.ly/292qMkR.

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Jun
24

‘Vertical Leap’ into Boathouse 4

IBTC Portsmouth were approached to host a volunteering day for  the team at Vertical Leap recently. Here’s what they had to say about their experience: https://www.vertical-leap.uk/news/vertical-leap-volunteers-at-portsmouth-historic-dockyard/ We really enjoyed having you all here – thanks for all your hard work!

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Jun
17

Summer Festival at Boathouse 4

“Summer is just around the corner and so is our festival…..!” Make sure you put these dates in your diary: Fri 5 August, Sat 6 August and Sunday 7 August to come and visit us. We’re FREE to enter (as we always are! – no dockyard ticket required) and will be open every day from 10.00am […]

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Jun
16

47 week Marine Engineering Course with IBTC Portsmouth

Given that a good foundation in traditional boatbuilding is highly beneficial to both traditional and modern boatbuilders, a good foundation in traditional marine engineering should be a highly beneficial foundation for traditional and modern marine engineers. It is important that both disciplines are based on a broad foundation with a wide variety of boats, methods […]

By Franw | Boatbuilding . Careers
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Jun
13

‘Jack Speak’ graffiti wall

We were recently asked by a visiting member of the public to Boathouse 4 https://www.facebook.com/Boathouse4/?fref=ts to photograph & post these images of the graffiti wall just outside Midships Cookhouse https://www.facebook.com/midshipscookhouse/?fref=ts. Here they are:   They’re situated on the wall on the mezzanine floor. But don’t just take our ward for it – we’re free to enter, come and see them […]

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Jun
11

Hole & Corner feature

We’re delighted to feature in this superb publication http://www.holeandcornermagazine.com/issue-09. Our feature is wonderful: we love the language, the images and this quote below – they all resonate with us: ‘Boats go through stages in life. Sometimes they’re up, sometimes sunk. They’re like people really’  

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