Workshop news

This has been our first workshop news update for almost 12 months.  What a crazy time it has been and any small business person who tells you getting a new website up is easy is not telling the truth!  Our old website was moved to a new host but unfortunately until the new website was up and running we had no way to edit the website to provide updates.  

Building a new website is an interesting experience.  Despite many favourable comment on the old site, it was pretty evident that we weren't keeping up with the "Joneses" so the search began for a company that could build a new site for us that would be a big improvement on the old and offer more to our visitors. We have gone from around 15 pages to around 130 pages - just a small increase in size....

Anyway we have been very busy at Denman Marine over the past year.  For our regular followers the lovely clinker launch Joanie has been up with her owner in Sydney for many months now. Two more Gartside 10 dinghies have been completed as well as a number of BayRaider 17s including another boat to New Zealand.

One of the most exciting developments in the past few months is that Denman Marine is now the Australian agent for the US based Chesapeake Light Craft and we are producing kits/plans and completed boats so if you are interested in beautiful easy to build boats have a look at our Chesapeake Light Craft section of the website.



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Some exciting projects are underway in the workshop and if you click on the links below you will see what we have been up to.

Current Projects


Solar Electric Launch

Gartside 10

BayRaider 17

Spars for a new international 8 metre yacht

Teal - a carvel restoration from the 1940s

Imp - the restoration of an 1886 21' LOA racing yacht





















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