About Us

Denman Marine was established in 2005 and is operated by professional boat builder Andrew Denman with a small team of dedicated and gifted Tasmanian craftsmen.

Denman Marine specialises in the construction and repair of wooden boats using both traditional and modern construction methods and materials. From small clinker dinghies to ocean going cruising vessels if it is made of wood, we can build it for you.

We have a purpose built boatbuilding facility in Kettering, Tasmania on the beautiful D'entrecasteaux Channel and can handle vessels up to 50' in the worksop. Our labour rates are low compared to the mainland so extensive re-fit and new build costs are lower.

We have a growing Australia wide reputation for quality boat building and repair work and we only use the finest boat building materials in the world in our vessels.

We have built and repaired vessels for private owners, commercial operators, televsion commercials and the international film industry.

Our aim is to keep the traditional boat building skills alive and to promote wooden boats as a viable alternative to the modern, highly advertised fibreglass boats.

All our staff are passionate wooden boat owners with many thousands of coastal and offshore miles experience between them.

We are also the sole Australian supplier of the world renowned Bruynzeel Hechtout BS1088 Gaboon / Okoume marine ply which carries Lloyds Register Type Approval and a 10 year structural guarantee.

Denman Marine is the sole Australian importer of the UK based Barton Marine products which includes innovative marine accessories such as the award winning Clam Seal inflatable boat repair seal and the Barton Boomstrut.

Denman Marine is also the sole Australian and New Zealand agent for Chesapeake Light Craft-the best boats you can build.

As well as the sole Australian and New Zealand agent for Grain Surfboards, wooden kit surfboards you can build.

Andrew's trailer tri 720 "tri-umph"

If you would like to contact Denman Marine please use our contact form.

Our mailing address is Denman Marine, P.O. Box 105, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia.

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155