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VIDEOS

Experience being on the deck of a winning yacht or step inside a sail loft. Stories on yacht design, books, racing and marine art – all on the pages below.

 

Boat building videos

Videos of craftsmen, their tools and techniques. Browse through the yards – peak through the heavy doors of many workshops where traditional boat building skills are being kept alive. 

Racing videos

Windward marks, hoists of spinnakers and protests galore make this selection of films on racing classic yachts a must watch.

Cruising

Cruising on a classic boat provides a kind of medicine for the soul when all the elements are in favour. These films explore secret shores, good food on board, stories about unforgettable passages.

Characters

From modern-day pirates who collect extraordinary maritime artefacts off the sea bed to a boat builder who remembers the Champagne cracking "first time!" at the launch of beautiful cutter in 1937. 

LIFESTYLE

Marine artists at work, sea-shore foraging techniques and cookery afloat are just some of the stories we release here. Characters, their houses and personal objects offer inspiration to the individual who's soul is closely bound to the sea.

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BOAT BUILDING

Explore the world of boat building through videos on craftsmen, their tools and techniques. Browse through the yards – peak through the heavy doors of many workshops where traditional boat building skills are being kept alive. Learn boat building skills online, find out about traditional rigging and sail making through these videos.


BOAT BUILDING (VIDEO) SESSIONS

Boat building sessions brings you skills, techniques and advice from experts that specialise in classic restoration – Suffolk Yacht Harbour. These short how-to videos can be seen on CYTV's youtube channel or below.

Prevent standing water in between the timber frames of your hull by learning to correctly apply pitch (marine glue) with this simple 'how to' film.

Watch classic boat joinery experts fit new wooden cockpit seats to this stunning 1960s Kim Holman day racer at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

Do you know a rebate plane from a wood jack plane? Find out the difference between the various planes used in classic boat restoration in this new film. Suffolk Yacht Harbour specialises in classic boat restoration.

A good boat builder never blames their tools, discover the correct way to sharpen your chisel in Suffolk Yacht Harbour's new step by step film.

Learn how to strip a wooden hull and achieve the perfect smooth finish with this step by step boat building guide. Suffolk Yacht Harbour specialises in classic boat restoration.

Do you struggle with varnishing? Watch Suffolk Yacht Harbour's latest boat building film for top tips and a step by step guide to achieving the perfect finish. Suffolk Yacht Harbour specialises in classic boat restoration.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour (UK) shows how to repair a plank on a wooden boat by fitting graving pieces to the planking. Robert, one of Suffolk Yacht Harbour's boat builders, carefully fits a graving piece to the damaged area of the planking to rout out an exact template of a piece of wood to fit the planking.


YACHT DESIGN

From gaff cutters, schooners to fin and skeg classic off-shore racing yachts of the 1950's or, modern classics: Explore the minds of yacht designers from Nathanael G. Herreshoff, German Frers, Uffa Fox, G.U. Laws among many more on Classic Yacht TV.


RACING

FILMS

Windward marks, hoists of spinnakers and protests galore make this selection of films on racing classic yachts a must watch. From videos taking you on board the most successful boat on the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge circuit in 2015 to the humble – sometimes wet – rides on one designs, CYTV brings you full throttle action in racing!

LIFESTYLE

Marine artists at work, sea-shore foraging techniques and cookery afloat are just some of the stories we release here. Characters, their houses and personal objects offer inspiration to the individual who's soul is closely bound to the sea.

 

 
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CRUISING

Cruising on a classic boat provides a kind of medicine for the soul and, when all the elements are in favour cruising can make for irreplaceable holiday experiences - forever etched in one's memory. In these videos, from Prince Rainier III & Grace Kelly's honeymoon on board the MOONBEAM IV to handy recipes for your summer cruise to Brittany, you’ll be inspired to get underway.


FUTURE CLASSICS

BOATS OF TODAY, CLASSICS OF THE FUTURE

The defining era of a classic boat is much debated. As creations of ‘neo-classics’ and spirit of tradition yachts are regularly launched this section of Classic Yacht TV will celebrate boats of today and declare some as classics of the future.

CHARACTERS

From a 70 year old modern-day pirate to a boat builder who remembers the Champagne on the hull of a cutter launched in 1937, Classic Yacht TV covers an array of characters which we think you might enjoy.

 

 
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