Traditional skills

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
14

BH4’s amazing wooden boat collection

It is hard to believe that we have been open just 5 months, here in Boathouse 4.   Our first weeks were well occupied, populating the cathedral like space with some famous and some more humble projects.  As each boat was craned into place so the picture of a true working yard began to develop and now we […]

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Mar
29

Tuesday 29th March Open

Despite storm Katie’s efforts we are open today. Main entrance open, boat out all ready to go, come and see us.

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Mar
22

Boatbuilding in the Dockyard, what ever next.

Jennie  one of our two new builds is starting to take shape on the shopfloor. She is a Dark Harbor day sailer. Just one of the 20+ projects we have on the go at any one time. Caulking our wee Itchen ferry learning on real boats building better boatbuilders. For us everyday is an open […]

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IBTC Portsmouth, Boat Building College

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02392 820 921 (Option1)

International Boatbuilding Training College
4 Boathouse
Main Road
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
PO1 3PX

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