Gartside 10


Gartside 10 clinker dinghy Selkie
                                                                        Gartside 10' clinker dinghy "Selkie"


We have built many of these boats over the last few years and they are very popular.  They are designed by well known designer/boat builder
Paul Gartside from Nova Scotia.  Paul has many beautiful traditional designs both larger and smaller and spending half an hour browsing his designs is certainly time well spent in anyone's life.  

We build these boats using the finest traditional clinker construction methods and Tasmanias world renowned endemic boat building timbers.  They are normally planked in Huon and King Billy pine with a Celery Top pine backbone and frames. The fit out features grown Huon knees and breasthook and King Billy pine thwarts and is just stunning.

The boats row and sail beautifully and are a great one for pottering through shallow bays, rivers and inlets - just the thing for modern day Swallows and Amazons.

The picture below right is of "Selkie" on location at Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania for the shooting of the FFA's advertisement for the 2018 Soccer World Cup. The advertisment was made by  Zoom Film and Television and you can view it on our services page.  


One way to obtain one of these heirloom quality boats is to win her in a raffle.  Every year we build one for a local community school, Peregrine School, and they raffle the dinghy to provide much needed funds to support the kids education. The raffle runs every year from October to May and the prize includes a trailer and free delivery anywhere in Australia! 

Tickets are only $5.00 and can be purchased online here or every Saturday (Oct to May) at the renowned Salamanca markets in Hobart.

handcrafted with care at Denman Marine varnish complete
Handrcrafted with care at Denman Marine Varnish complete - beautiful Tasmanian timbers
swallows and amazons selkie at cradle moountain
Swallows and Amazons anyone? "Selkie" at Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania



Below is a video we made of one of the Gartside 10 dinghies - "Selkie" on her launch day. It was blowing quite hard in the end for little boat but she handled it well. 




























Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).


Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155
Mobile: 0413765984 | Tel: 0362674660 | Fax: 0362674991 | Email: andrew@denmanmarine.com.au