The man who spent seven years rebuilding world-famous classic yacht MARIGOLD, Greg Powlesland, recounts his experience sailing the Camper and Nicholson designed, 80ft (LOA) gaff rigged gentleman's cutter in Cannes – the first time since her launch 23 years ago!Read More
Falmouth based Naval Architect Jack Ross Gifford takes us through a selection of nautical books in his Christmas reading list. Filmed in the Bartlett library at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, Jack takes us into one of his favourite places to study, work and reflect.Read More
Seen here in this video owner Sue Taylor helms Bladder Adder at the Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta in 2015. Footage courtesy of Emily Harris.Read More
Cowes boatyard fire causes classics to be lost.Read More
The story of ‘Mirelle’s designer, her builder - Whisttock's Boatyard, the apprentice who built this beautiful yacht and her life on the River Deben since 1937. She has had three owners from her launch until 2014. Mirelle has been cherrished throughout her life by everyone on the river and her loving owners. One particular interview illustrates a very emotional recent parting of ownership. Luckily her new owner is very deserving and footage shows a last sail on the Deben – a hand over sail – before her new owner James, takes her South.Read More
Get to know the hottest competition on the med circuit in this film. Classic Yacht TV gives you a race on board the highly competitive 'Chinook'. This is rare opportunity to see how the boat is raced, what the crew's jobs are on the boat and how the perfect their manouvres in racing. In addition we bring you interviews from the team that headed up the restoration in Tunisia...Read More
The WOD's or 'Wivenhoe One Designs' were originally launched in 1935 as a local boat to race on the river Colne, near Colchester. Nineteen were launched and now sixteen survive…..Read More
She's a radical looking boat, designed in the 1950's by Uffa Fox who was developing yachts in relation to Flying Fifteen's (One Design Class). Seen here through archive footage of her build and in the most recent of her restorations....Read More
The schooner 'Mariette' debuts her newly restored racing tender, “Kelpie of Falmouth” in Cornish waters at the 2014 Pendennis Cup. Watch her sailing in this film - an exclusive look at what's she's like before she starts her season racing the med this week.Read More
Classic Yacht TV visited TS Rigging in Maldon, to find out and watch the process Ken goes through to steam and bend the wood used to make mast hoops
James Dodds’ paintings strike the eye with lines true to his focus on particular boats and the seas they once knew. His pitch dark backgrounds, surfaces, and colours are alike to layers of tar and tallow, marine paint and rust. Part II explores how he achieves his particular colours and, his relationship with local boatbuilders.
James explores the design of vessels and celebrates the work of the boat builder and craftsman who make them. From a Shetland Fourern boat, a Viking shaped long and thin form to a square, bold, Hastings beach boat. Dodds' paintings are an assembly of observations on the variations in shape and why boats have been crafted in such a way to serve the nation in the maritime industry.Read More
'Tarifa' as a project was instigated by Alex Laird’s labour of love 'Partridge', a J. Beavor-Webb designed Victorian gaff cutter built in 1885 by Camper & Nicholson and mostly influenced by Greg Powlesland's restoration of 'Collinette'… Tarifa's interior sets a standard…Read More
Ever wondered what living on a dutch barge would look like?
Take a look at this amazingly modern and sleek dutch barge conversion is this video...Read More
Captain of the Herreshoff schooner Mariette, Charlie Wroe recently embarked on a mission to find “a suitable racing tender” for his owner's big boat. This film shows you what they acquired and charts the first in an ongoing series on how they restored the yacht.Read More
The Mylne Yacht Design archive, which is one of the most complete in the world, comes alive in this film. Here, yacht designer Alfred Mylne is remembered through archive footage of yachts sailing and racing off the west coast of Scotland, around the Isle of Bute and on the River Clyde.Read More
This film is an insight into the traditional techniques used by James Lawrence Sails, a sail makers that started business at the end of the 'working sail' era. They're seen here repairing a mainsail of 2,906.2 sq foot for a 130 foot classic yacht.Read More
Take a ride on 'Nellie', a 1903 Herreshoff Sloop racing in the Newport, RI Panerai Classic Yacht Regatta (2010).