Boat Building

Fitting Huon Pine celing pieces to a launch locker

At Denman Marine we specialise in custom wooden boat building. Our purpose built facility on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel can accommodate boats from small dinghies to 50' ocean going yachts. We are happy to build in any timber construction method including;

  • carvel
  • clinker
  • clinker plywood
  • stitch and glue
  • strip plank
  • cold molded

So if you are looking at having a vessel constructed in any of these methods or in any other form of timber construction give us a call to discuss your project.

Traditional Skills and Modern Techniques

At Denman Marine we realise that modern technology can complement traditional construction resulting in better, faster construction methods and lower costs to the client. We have an in house CAD design capability and regularly use the advantages that computer design and cutting can offer.

Quality Workmanship

At Denman Marine, we strive to give our clients a product that they will enjoy for many years to come. All our staff are qualified tradesman who are very proud of their work. Our finishes are second to none in the wooden boat building industry and our boats are not just beautiful - they are built to last.

Top Designs

We have built designs from many of the worlds designers including - Paul Gartside, Joel White, Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Andy Dovell, B&B yacht designs, CLC boats, Grain Surfboards and many more. We are well known throughout Australia for you our beautiful day sailers and launches.

We are happy to build to any design so if you have a set of plans you have been dreaming about starting, why not give us a call to discuss your project and turn the dream into reality. If you don't have a design but have design ideas we can incorporate them into a new design and provide advice to ensure you get the boat you want.

The Best Materials

At Denman Marine we only use the finest materials available and are fortunate to have access to the best boatbuilding timbers in the world - namely huon pine, celery top pine and king billy pine. We also use WEST System and ATL Composites epoxy resins/fillers in our modern composite boats as well as the renowned Bruynzeel Hechthout BS1088 Lloyd's Register certified Gaboon marine plywood.

Competitive Labour Rates

Being a smaller, custom boat builder we are able to offer very competitive labour rates and offer interstate delivery on any vessel constructed. Over the past few years we have provided vessels for clients in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, QLD Sunshine Coast, Kangaroo Is (SA) Jindabyne, Lake Macquarie and a host of local Tasmanian clients.

In 2011 we also established an export market to NZ despite the high dollar and will have our second New Zealand vessel leaving Australia in early 2013. 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 to have your built here.

So if you are looking to have a boat professionally built to any stage of construction using the best materials and high quality workmanship please get in touch with us today.

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