Boat Building Links

The following links are for all current and prospective boat builders.
If you don't find what you are looking for regarding amateur boatbuilding within one of these sites -  "you aint gonna find it"


Boat Plans for sail and power boats. Kits: fibreglass and epoxy resin, pre-cut plywood, sails and spars. Books about yacht design and boat building. Free plans and links to technical boat building information. All for the amateur or small boat yard. We've been selling our plans and services online since 1986 and from our web site, since 1991. is the oldest and largest online service for amateur boatbuilders worldwide. (This web site was registered with Internic almost two years before!) We have completed more than 30,000 online credit card transactions in complete security: not one case of fraud!

Message boards, how to files, plan updates and more are available to builders of Bateau designs within this site. The online Bible for builders. Designers and fellow builders will respond immediately. At the same site, you will find hundreds of pages of tutorials, plans updates, a forum to share ideas about our boats and thousands of pictures - see completed boats and many of the building steps done by builders like you.

Your online store for boat building supplies and related services. They are distributors for System Three and E-Poxy resins, dealers of WEST System resins, Divinycell core foams, Interlux and Pettit paints and more. We sell all what the amateur needs to build a composite boat hull at the best price with the best technical support.

Something, or someone, draws you to an internet site or a book about boat building. The next thing you know, you're thinking about building your first boat. You're not alone. After looking around at this site, and the dozens of forums about boatbuilding, you find a rich community of builders offering to help, and yes, at one time, each of them was a new builder.

Bote-Cote products are used for modern epoxy composite boat construction techniques such as strip planking, cold moulding, glued lapstrake, and stitch and glue methods. BoatCraft also distribute many related products for both modern and traditional boatbuilding and repair, including marine plywoods, fibreglass, and marine coatings. What can I say - I use them.


Our range of products includes cleats and belaying pins, saddles and fairleads, pennant staffs, jackstaffs, and beeblocks, bullseyes and boathooks, masthoops, deadeyes, thimbles, toggles.... pretty well any fitting from the mooring cleat on the foredeck to the jackstaff on the counter. Our range of wooden fittings is complemented by an equally extensive range of Briggs Marine bronze fittings for which we are agents, and .we are also proud agents for the renowned range of Conrad wooden-shell blocks.

The Wooden Boat shop occupies 1½ acres in the historic Victorian settlement of Sorrento on Port Phillip Bay, Australia. The business has evolved from a purpose built facility for Couta boat construction to a complete facility for wooden boat maintenance, restoration and construction. We now offer: Traditional Boat Designs and Boatbuilding, Design Service, Classic Restorations and Rebuilds, YANMAR Victorian Master Distributors, Original Cast Fittings and Fabrications, Spar and Flagpole Manufacturing, Riggers - Marine and Architectural, Boat Yard and Travel Lift, Surveys

For over 30 years, WoodenBoat magazine has provided its readers with a dynamic editorial environment that combines emerging technologies with traditional methods of boat design, construction and repair. The magazine is about craftsmanship in wood, and its active boating audience works at all levels of expertise to build, restore, and maintain their boats. WoodenBoat has a world-wide readership. Published six times per year, WoodenBoat is available at your favourite bookstore, newsstand, by subscription, and directly from us. In addition to the magazine, WoodenBoat Publications includes a boatbuilding school, book publishing, mail order catalog, the WoodenBoat Show, and is a resource for boat builders, designers, and sailors, not only in magazine content, but also growing on-line resources. WoodenBoat also publishes the highly acclaimed trade magazine Professional Boat Builder, as well as the beautiful Maritime Life and Traditions magazine.

Australian Amateur Boatbuilder Magazine is an Australian-based specialist publication devoted exclusively to amateur enthusiasts - monohulls, kayaks, multihulls, offshore, off-the-beach, power, racing and cruising. It is published 4 times a year and is one of a very limited number of magazines worldwide catering entirely to amateur built boats.

Published in its current format since 1991, the magazine's success has increased with the rapid growth in popularity of boating activity worldwide and particularly in Australia. The magazine ranges from 96 to 120 pages per issue with interest from both the professional sailor/builder and amateur alike. Whether it is racing. cruising, design or construction, you will read about it in Australian Amateur Boatbuilder.


Professional BoatBuilder magazine is written and edited for boatbuilders, repairers, designers, and surveyors. It focuses on materials, design, and construction techniques and repair solutions chosen by marine professionals. Regular technical articles provide detailed, real-world examples to improve the efficiency and quality of their work. Professional BoatBuilder has an audited circulation of 27,500 readers, worldwide.


In a world of mass produced, accountant driven design and build philosophy, there is a yearning for hand made objects of lasting worth that reflect a real marriage of form and function. For us, the best expression of this is in the properly considered new or restored wooden boat, sailing the waters of your dreams.

Marine Direct Australia is a part of an Australian family business in operation for over 40 years.   It is our aim to provide the Australian and international boating public with quality products at competitive prices along with customer service that is second to none. We source our products from ethical suppliers who are also committed to customer service.


Specialising in Traditional Ship Chandlery Supplies.
Muirs have been serving the marine industry for over 100 years and supply everything in boating - fast and easy and at discounted prices. Our huge selection of quality products includes exclusive Helly Hansen Seagear and traditional boats ware for the most competitive prices around. Muir Marine will match or better the advertised price of any Australian chandlery, mail order or on-line store. Whether you visit our shop in Manly Harbour or browse on-line, you will find more than 10 000 product lines to choose from. If you don’t see what you are looking for, chances are, we can get it for you. Our on-line catalogue is packed with information on a variety of products and is a convenient way of 'shopping' from home.

Whitworth's Marine & Leisure, Australia's largest marine accessories retailer has been serving boat owners since 1962. With its' Mail Order department and fourteen big supermarkets Australia wide Whitworth's Marine & Leisure offers the best service, convenient locations, a huge selection of quality products, and unbeatable prices.




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