Newsletter 6 - May 2017


Denman Marine Newsletter - May 2017

Hi there, and welcome to the latest Denman Marine newsletter. You can subscribe to our future newsletters here.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your winter project. We have some exciting new developments in our Chesapeake Light Craft range of kits including a new plans and manual package for the Teardrop Camper and an exciting new kit - the Tenderly 10 - a great little dinghy for sail, oar or motor.

We also have an overview of the Annapolis Wherry including sliding seat rowing unit, and some details on Barton Marine equipment available at Denman Marine.

If there is anything you would like to see in our future newsletters, discuss, query or order, please contact us via the contact form on our Denman Marine website.

Teardrop Camper Plans and manual package

Teardrop Camper Plans and Manual

Chesapeake Light Craft have released the long awaited Plans and Manual package for the Teardrop Camper.

Our package includes an extensively detailed and illustrated black and white manual with over 1,000 drawings and photos, full size patterns for all components including the optional galley module and storage box, as well as a USB thumb drive containing a colour PDF version of the manual. The plans and instructions include both imperial and metric measurements.

You can pickup your comprehensive Teardrop Camper plans and manual package from Denman Marine for an introductory price of $395 (ends June 30, 2017). Shipping to most Australian Metro areas is approximately $50. 

For further details please see the Teardrop Camper page, otherwise please contact us now if you would like to place an order.



Hirundo visits Tasmania

Andy Goss and partner Michelle recently visited Tasmania with their Denman Marine built Bay Raider 20 Hirundo in tow as part of 'A Jolly Journey'.

"Our next adventure takes us to Tasmania where we will set sail from Devonport and see where the wind blows us, exploring all the nooks and crannies Tassie has to offer." -Michelle

That they did, kicking off from Devonport they sailed down the west coast to Strahan and up the Gordon river. Then across to the east coast of Tasmania for some more exploring before heading home.

While Hirundo has been customized for extended coastal cruising, it is simply amazing the adventures that can be had in a small, well built boat. You can follow Andy and Michelle's entire adventure in detail here

Hirundo on launch day


Sliding Seat Rowing Unit installed in an Expedition Wherry

Sliding Seat Rowing Unit

A few years ago, Denman Marine approached a local firm to produce a sliding seat rowing unit that could be manufactured in Tasmania for the Australian market. The brief was to produce a rowing unit of high quality that could be "dropped in" to any Chesapeake Light Craft design that is capable of accommodating a sliding seat rowing unit.

We are proud to have provided this great product together with Rowfit International to many satisfied customers over the last few years. Rowfit International has been involved with the rowing sport for over 20 years, with experience in producing Olympic level components. Some of the components in our sliding seat rowing unit have in fact been used by Olympic level rowers.

There is a choice of either clear finished or black anodized starting at $1050. If you would like more information or to purchase a sliding seat rowing unit please contact us.

Expedition Wherry with Sliding Seat Rowing Unit in action


Barton Marine ClamSeal

The Barton ClamSeal™ can instantly repair inflatable splits and tears up to 90mm (3 ½ ") in length without the use of any hand tools, or adhesive.

ClamSeal™ is a patented glue-less repair system and instantly repairs small tears or splits in inflatables above or below the waterline - regardless of the fact that the material may be wet.

The system works by using two half "shells" that screw together tightly, using the inflatable material itself as a water and air-tight seal. It is quick and easy to fit and effects an immediate repair which can keep you afloat until a more permanent repair can be made.

The ClamSeal™ is only $29.99 plus $5 postage and handling anywhere in Australia. See here for further details or contact us to place an order.

Barton ClamSeal

Tenderly 10

Tenderly 10 

Here's a beautiful 10-foot dinghy or daysailer, Tenderly, that slots between CLC's 7'9" Eastport Pram and the 11'7" Passagemaker Dinghy. 

John Harris had been mulling over a "stem-dinghy" that was both handsome and easy-to-build, and Tenderly is the result. Prototypes were built in Fall 2016 and launched over the winter. 

Tenderly is ten feet long, 52" wide, and will handle a 425-pound payload. The hull features graceful lapstrake planking and easily-driven lines. Stability is solid and she'll handle two adults and a child. The traditional interior includes standard scuppered inwales and optional floorboards. Rigged with a large, efficient balanced lug sail, she's sporty and responsive on all points. She also rows well with one, two, or three passengers, and moves nicely with a 2hp outboard. Wood-epoxy composite construction ensures rugged durability.

Denman Marine is expecting the files in the coming weeks from CLC who are currently in the final stages of development. Please contact us to express your interest in the Tenderly 10 kit so we can let you know as soon as it is ready to go.

Tenderly 10 Video


Annapolis Wherry Single

Annapolis Wherry Single

The Annapolis Wherry offers thoroughbred performance on the water combined with breathtaking grace. The Annapolis Wherry has been turning heads since 1997, with hundreds built all over the world.

The Annapolis Wherry is at its best paired with a sliding seat rowing unit. When used in conjunction with a sliding seat rowing unit, the Wherry might be unsurpassed as a rowing trainer, exercise boat, long-distance cruiser, or even for open water racing. 

For those interested there is also the availability of an Annapolis Wherry Tandem kit for anyone wishing to share the experience or simply carry a larger payload. For further details please see here.

Denman Marine currently have an Annapolis Wherry under construction, if you are interested in purchasing the completed Annapolis Wherry, kit, or plans and manual package please contact us to discuss in further detail.

Annapolis Wherry Single with rowing unit


Barton Marine

Barton Marine was founded in 1948 by Whitstable Shipwright and boat builder Ron Barton. Since its inception, Barton has become a world leader in the manufacture of yachting blocks, line handling systems and general marine hardware with agents across 32 different countries and their equipment is used as standard on many new vessels.

Since 2010 Denman Marine has beenBarton's Australian agent not only utilizing their products on our own vessels but providing marine hardware solutions Australia wide. 

Barton Marine has a fantastic  range of marine hardware and some really innovative and award winning products such as the ClamSeal™, and Barton Boom strut, not to forget their wide range of Barton Blocks.

To view the full Barton product range please visit their website here or alternatively view their product catalog here.

If you are looking for a cost effective marine hardware solution for your vessel please contact us to discuss your requirements. Trade and bulk volume enquiries welcome.

Barton Block

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us at any time via our contact form to discuss your next boat or project.

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Please note, all prices listed above are in Australian Dollars and include GST. 

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