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07/10/2021

Spreading the word in Southampton

The college returned to the Southampton International Boat Show for the first time in 6 years this September, and it was a busy 10 days for all involved.

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28/07/2021

A celebration of wood this summer.

IBTC Portsmouth is getting out and about this summer; starting at a special event near Chichester.

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03/07/2021

Making the most of retirement

After nearly 30 years in a demanding career, Stuart was ready for a change.

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26/04/2021

Living the dream

Recent student Laura's skills have taken her to a dream destination - Venice

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25/03/2021

Springing into action

The college is open and full of students working hard once more. 

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02/02/2021

Learning in Lockdown

The College is closed, but this time some of the learning continues.

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03/12/2020

From Portsmouth to the Golden Hinde

The last 4 years have been a busy time for ex-student Jack, whose skills have taken him far and wide.

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09/10/2020

Cultural Recovery Funds award announced.

Gosport MP and Minister of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Caroline Dinenage visits the Boatbuilding School.

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25/09/2020

We are back, and ready for action!

IBTC Portsmouth is getting ready to reopen its doors once more.

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03/03/2020

Getting ready for our Spring students!

The new Joinery and Boatbuilding students are coming, and we're getting ready to welcome them!

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22/01/2020

Recent IBTC Portsmouth students in the running for an award

Their fine restoration of a 1920's electric canoe has been nominated in the Powered Vessels category of the Classic Boat Magazine Awards.

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18/12/2019

Boatbuilding in action - Deck Boat 1

Student boatbuilding project Deck Boat 1 reaches an exciting new stage.

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26/11/2019

New careers for IBTC Portsmouth boatbuilding students

The students from Boatbuilding Class 13, who completed their studies in August, have returned to Boathouse 4 to collect their certificates and share their news.

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25/10/2019

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion!

For the students of Boatbuilding Course 14 it was time to get out and about and see some boatbuilding businesses in action. 

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16/09/2019

Restored West Wight Scow "Chubby" is launched from Boathouse 4

There were delighted smiles all round as the fully restored 1950's wooden boat was successfully launched following a comprehensive restoration. 

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21/08/2019

Students join together to celebrate instructor Bob Hunt

What better way to celebrate the departure of a much-loved instructor than with sparkling wine, speeches and a chocolate caterpillar cake?

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05/07/2019

CMB 4 arrives at Boathouse 4

World War One veteran Costal Motor Boat (CMB) 4 arrives from the Imperial War Museum ready to go on display in Boathouse 4. 

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15/06/2019

Boatbuilding Class 14 complete their joinery courses

Their 12 weeks spent mastering hand tools and joinery skills are successfully concluded. 

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10/10/2018

Boatbuilding Class 11 finish their studies and celebrate on the high seas!

The sea legs of our newest graduates were well tested on a speedy trip around Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent.

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20/03/2017

Princess Royal visits IBTC Portsmouth

On the 20th March, Her Royal Highness Princess Royal visited IBTC Portsmouth and inspected our students’ work

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Thank you to our partners and supporters

Heritage Lottery Fund - Lottery Funded
Supported by the Regional Growth Fund
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
Shipshape Network - The Solent
Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
National Historic Ships UK