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Aug
25

Boathouse 4 Time Lapse Footage

Who would’ve thought from an empty shell less than a year ago that we’d be fully operational now with over 25 boat projects here for repair and restoration?!?! Amazing. Thanks to our colleague Caroline Barrie-Smith for editing down hours and hours of her incredible time-lapse footage here: http://buff.ly/2bitALp.  

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Aug
16

Armed Steam Cutter 26

What’s been happening outside your window today? This is what arrived at Boathouse 4 this morning: The Steam Cutter 26 from HMS Falmouth.   As a unique survivor of the Battle of Jutland, we’re very happy to see SC26 here in the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth as she arrives for restoration in Boathouse 4 by IBTC Portsmouth students.   SC26 […]

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Aug
15

Southampton Boat Show 2016

See us at the 2016 Boat Show Fri 16 Sept – Sunday 25 Sept on a DISCOUNTED ticket via our unique code: EPTOGFKF5X & http://buff.ly/2b65ciZ.   Are you looking for a career change, to up-skill yourself or have an adult gap year coming up? Talk to us about our boat-building courses, short courses in joinery and […]

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Aug
03

HMS Warrior Offer Work Placement

Congratulations to IBTC Portsmouth student Jack Jones who has secured himself a work placement opportunity with HMS Warrior gaining valuable skills and practical hands-on experience to add to his CV. Based in the heart of the Historic Dockyard, the 40-gun steam-powered armoured frigate was built for the Royal Navy in 1859–61. Launched in 1860, HMS Warrior […]

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Aug
02

Cornwall Boatyard Opportunity

An opportunity has come up for anyone interested in setting up as a self employed boat builder, in particular current graduating students. Please see the link below for more details: cornwall boatyard

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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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