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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!