Contents and photographs
© 2009 Mark Kennett

Site designed by Lesley Partridge

Background

I have been designing, building, sailing, repairing and living on boats for more than twenty years.

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Unlike some boat designers I started out as a hands-on shipwright. So I know how to build a steel or carvel planked wooden boat from the ground up and have done so on a number of occasions.

I have also carried out all manner of shipwrighting and marine engineering operations on boats ranging from a 25 foot wooden fishing launch to a 150 foot classic steel motor yacht. So feel assured that the boats, the plans and the articles are the result of many years of practical experience. I hope you enjoy the site.