Family Boatbuilding Kitsets

Family Boatbuilding Kitsets which have been designed by Robert Brooke, are available for purchase through the New Zealand Traditional Boatbuilding School. There are four designs to choose from:

Cockle
Classic Pram style dinghy, length 2.6 metres, beam 1.22 metres

Pipi
Canoe, length 3.7 metres, beam 0.8 metres

Mussel
Classic Dory style dinghy, length 3.4 metres, beam 1.48 metre

Oyster
Long row boat, length 4.3 metres, beam 1.1 metres

All these boat kitsets use high quality marine plywood and timber specifically selected for use in the marine environment. They are put together by the old but proven stitch and tape method which has been refined during the design and building process. All the necessary materials are supplied in the kitset to form your particular choice of boat.

Optional extras are available for sailing and outboard applications.

For all enquiries and prices please contact the School.

Muscle power on the Mussel

Dee & Max rowing

from left cockle,pipi,oyster

Restored H28 Sea Mew Sold

Update: Please note, Sea Mew has now been sold.

The H28 Sea Mew has been in the restorative hands of the NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School where work by Marco Scuderi, has helped bring Sea Mew back to her former glory. Further finishing touches were added and now she has gone to a new home.

Sea Mew Specs

• Mast and rigging serviced by Steve McCabe in approximately 2010
• Nanni Diesel engine
• Navman wind meter 3150
• Nav Man Multi 3150
• Maxwell HRC 8 Anchor winch
• Furlex Selson 200 S self furling unit for headsail
• Dodger in very good order
• Recently repainted cabin/deck and interior
• Sails
• It has the usual features, head, galley and berths

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2012 Term Dates

  • Term 1 begins on the 6th February, through to 5th April 2012.
  • Term 2 begins on the 23rd April through to 29th June.
  • Term 3 begins on the 16th July through to the 28th September.
  • Term 4 begins on the 15th October through to the 19th December.