10 boats lined up for exhibition

The Wooden Boatbuilders Trade Association are exhibiting 10 boats at the Southampton Boat Show from 11-20 September on stands B022 to B030.

The individual wooden boats, some traditional, some modern, will be exhibited by 7 member companies of the Wooden Boatbuilders Trade Association. Founded 20 years ago, the WBTA – www.wbta.co.uk – exists to promote best practice in wooden boat construction and design and encourage green practises in the choice and use of materials.

WBTA members come from all round Britain and overseas and each has to prove their skills to their fellow craftsmen to be accepted for membership. Contact details of all members and further information about wooden boats will be available at the show.

The companies and boats featured on Stands B022 to B030 this year will be:

Lakeland Wooden Boats: Mallard sailing dinghy & Cape Cod angling launch
North Quay Marine: NQ19 daysailer & NQ12 sailing dinghy
The Slipway Cooperative: Pilot Gig
Swallow Boats: BayRaider dayboat & BayCruiser 20 pocket cruising yacht
Willow Bay Boats: Shilling – Open 17 version
Jamie Clay: Clinker double-ender
Adrian Donovan: Whitehall Skiff