Boat Building

We are currently developing, in conjunction with Buckie Community High School, an SQA accredited wood working course designed to help to stimulate interest in preserving fast disappearing traditional boat building skills.

The boatbuilding project is being led by Portknockie based professional boat builder Bert Reid. We are delighted to have the help of enthusiastic experienced and trained boat building volunteers; Willie Henderson (Cullen), John Wilson (Buckpool) and John Smith (Buckie) who initially trained in the former shipyards in Buckie.  We are fortunate to have this cross community support. It is heartening that we already have several young Buckie High School volunteers, who never miss a boat building session.

We are currently building our third St Ayles’ skiff to match demand of our growing rowing group and our first Mirror dinghy which will be used for sailing tuition. We have a number of volunteer trained sailing instructors, and safety boat handlers but we welcome additional trained volunteers, so please get in touch if you are interested.

Boat buidling sessions take place at 9.30am and 6.30pm on Tuesdays, and 9.30am on Saturdays.

Our boat builders also accept works based on commission, so please get in touch if you have a boat in need of repair.


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