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May
19

Beale Park Boat Show 3,4 & 5 June

We’ll be exhibiting at Beale Park Boat Show in June 3, 4 & 5. Come and talk to us about our boat-building training courses in the amazing space of Boathouse 4. Our Adirondack Guide boat is shaping up nicely. Find us in The Green area, where we always are!    

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May
18

Tool Chest Restoration

This beautiful, old tool chest was restored with great care by one of our students – complete with a new key to fit the original lock. We love the attention to detail, particularly where they have ensured that each of the screw heads line up.

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May
11

HMS Warrior 1860 guests enjoyed coffee and bacon in the fabulous Midships Cookhouse during their talk and tour of Boathouse 4 last Saturday. What a great way to start the weekend!    

By Franw | IBTC Portsmouth
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May
09

2 Day Short Course in Dovetail Joints

A two day short course in dovetail joints took place over a weekend in Boathouse 4. “Brilliant course – my tutor was outstanding. It was so nice to be taught by someone who has a real passion for their craft and loves sharing his knowledge.  On top of the outstanding facilities it was interesting to develop the […]

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May
04

Generous Gesture from Royal Naval Shipwrights

The Portsmouth branch of the Association of Royal Naval Shipwrights has wound up after many years of comradeship and in doing so, decided to create a permanent legacy of their work. In a generous final gesture before the winding up of the Association, members used their remaining funds to create a trophy, depicting a skilled […]

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May
04
May
03

Where is your ‘Hole & Corner’?

Who knew that the term ‘hole and corner’ derives from an old English phrase meaning a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream: somewhere you go to contemplate, create and be inspired? Today we’ve had the privilege of being photographed by an incredibly talented photographer based in New York and born locally in […]

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Apr
18

Yarmouth Old Gaffers visit IBTC Portsmouth in BH4

This is what the Yarmouth Old Gaffers said about their visit to us in Boathouse : Our first event of 2016 was a visit to IBTC Portsmouth (International Boatbuilding Training College) situated in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. 37 gaffers made the trip and were welcomed by CEO Nat Wilson and Yard Manager, Jim Brooke-Jones. Jim divided the […]

By Franw | Boatbuilding . Careers . days out
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