Denman Marine provides a variety of services including the following;
New construction in modern and traditional
timber boat building methods (e.g.clinker, carvel, lapstrake plywood, strip plank, cold molded - any design,
Paul Gartside, David Payne, Iain Oughtred, Joel White, Francois Vivier, John Welsford, Atkin, Bolger, B&B Design,
Sam Devlin, Bowdidge Marine Designs etc)
various areas of wooden boat construction
Construction and supply of boats
for the film and television industry
Paul Gartside designed clinker dinghy "Mischief"
installing temporary molds in carvel vessel "Teal"
Installng laminated frames
At Denman Marine we specialise in custom
wooden boat building.
We can build either
traditional wooden boats in clinker or carvel construction or modern timber composite boats such as hard chine,
clinker ply, stitch and glue, cold molded or strip planked vessels. Monohulls or multihulls - we don't
We are more than happy to partially construct a vessel to any stage and this is a great way
to accelerate your project.
We have built designs from
well known designers including - Paul Gartside, Iain Oughtred, Joel White, David Payne, B&B yacht design,Swallow
Boats, Bowdidge Marine Designs, CLC boats and are well known throughout Australia for our beautiful day sailers.
We are happy to build to any design so if you have a set of plans that you have been dreaming about starting then why not
give us a call.
Repairs and Restoraton
Many older wooden boats have special appeal to their owners and Denman Marine can help with minor or major
repairs and also full restorations to any type of timber vessel.
For example, we are currently
restoring Teal, a lovely carvel vessel built in the 1940's. She has had her shape corrected, lines taken
off, new backbone installed and will be given a cold molded overlay to extend her life for many years to come.
If you have a vessel that needs restoring, our lower labour rates can make a job affordable.
We only use the finest materials
available and are fortunate to have access to the best boatbuilding timbers in the world - Huon Pine, King Billy Pine and
Celery Top Pine. We also use West System and ATL Composite epoxies in our modern composite boats as well as the renowned Bruynzeel Hechthout Lloyds
certified BS1088 Gaboon marine plywood.
Being a smaller custom builder, we are able to offer very competitive labour rates
compared to mainland builders and offer interstate delivery on any vessels constructed. Over the past few years we have
built vessels for clients in Sydney, Gippsland Lakes, Jindabyne, Lake Macquarie and Melbourne as well as boats in
our local area. All trailerable boats can be taken to the mainland on the Spirit of Tasmania Bass Strait ferry.
Our price competitive labour rates and the value of the Australian dollar
to other world currencies also makes our pricing very attractive for overseas clients. Vessels exported from Australia
are generally not subject to local Goods and Services tax so why not take advantage of the combination of the best boat
building timbers in the world, high quality workmanship and favourable international exchange rates and have your boat built
So if you are looking at having a boat professionally built to any stage of construction (e.g. bare hull,
hull and deck) or a fully completed vessel and want the best materials combined with quality workmanship and great customer
service please give us a call.
Caledonia Yawl internal fitout
Turning a Caledonia Yawl hull for painting
Re-sawing Huon Pine planking
At Denman Marine we realise that many smaller boatbuilders, including home
builders don't have the equipment to process rough sawn timber to dimensioned size required for you project. We
offer a timber milling service including a thin kerf re-saw ability that loses less than 3mm after cutting
and thicknessing which is just the thing for planking stock.
No matter how small the job, Denman Marine
can cut your timber to size so you can get on with your project. For example, recent jobs include processing
Huon/King Billy/Celery Top Pine for a deck on a lovely speedboat and re-sawing planking stock for a major restoration.
Freight is very reasonable to most mainland destinations.
Kit boats can really take the pain out of
building and are a quck way to get on the water. We are the sole Australian kit agents for the Swallow Boats range of daysailers and
Bowdidge Marine Designs powerboats.
All our kits are precision cut with a CNC router out of our high quality Bruynzeel BS1088 Marine plywood For further information on the Swallow boat range click here.....
For Further information on the Bowdidge Marine Designs kits click here...
Bowdidge Marine Designs Mushulu 14 Kit being assembled
Denman Marine has recently been appointed the sole Australian supplier
of the world renowned Bruynzeel Hechthout BS1088 Gaboon marine plywood.
The Bruynzeel BS1088
Gaboon marine plywood we supply is the highest quality BS1088 plywood in Australia, is certified by Lloyds Register and
carries a 10 year structural
We carry 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 25mm marine ply which is competitively priced
against our locally produced hoop marine ply but is lighter.
For further information on Bruynzeel BS1088 Plywood
Have you bought plans and are unsure where to go? Like to learn a new boatbuilding
Many people buy a set of plans but never make a start for many reasons. For some it's
time, others concern about lack of skill, or no workshop tools to cut up larger timbers.
At Denman Marine, we can provide training that enables
you to learn new skills to help advance your project or just experience the joys of working with wooden boats.
We provide training in areas from costing your project to wooden boatbuilding
techniques. We provide hands on, practical one on one or small class size tuition that will accelerate your project
and leave you satisfied that you have learned a new and wonderful skill.
We are also able to provide support (email, telephone etc)
for your project whether you are in Tasmania or interstate.
If you would like further information
on training to suit your needs please call or email.
Boats for Film and Televsion
Denman Marine has experience in the
provision of boats for the film and television industry.
We can either provide a completed boat and support services
as we did for the FFA's commercial for Australia's bid for the Soccer World Cup (seen below) or we can provide basic
construction of vessels to any design that can be finished by the relevant art department (as we recently did for Walden Media's
Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie - see below).
Short notice builds can usually be accommodated and attention to
detail is a specialty. We also have Naval Architect facilities available for design purposes.
With our lower production costs than mainland builders, we can keep your budget on track.
If you would like further information on what Denman Marine can offer your project please phone or email.
Vessels on the Dawn Treader set built by Denman Marine
fitting out the Dawn Treader rowing boats
Screen shot from the Dawn Treader Film
workshop full of Oughtred designs for the Dawn Treader film
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.
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.
sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats including the BayRaider and also the Australian importer and re-seller of the world
renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood ( Lloyds certified).