Wooden Boatbuilding: Our Specialty
We specialise in the construction and restoration of traditional boats. With over 15 years experience working with wood and working alongside some of the finest wooden boat builders in New Zealand, Paul Wickham from Shed 14 Boatbuilding Ltd brings a lifetime of wood appreciation to every project.
No one can deny the beauty and gracefulness of a fine wooden boat; the charm of her line, the solid yet elegant feel of wood. Ranging from quality wooden cabinetry to the full construction of wooden vessels we aim to bring this romance of traditional wooden methods to reality.
Some of our wooden projects have include the full construction of the 27ft Gaft yawl rigged yacht, the restoration of a Athol Burns clinker, the interior fit-out of a 1940’s classic british fishing boat and the restoration of a carvel constructed weekend sailor, among many others.
With great attention to detail and aesthetics, and with only the finest of materials Shed 14 Boatbuilding Ltd offers a full custom build service. We can build brand new constructions from one of our plans or plans supplied by your Architect.
From start to launch, we move away from factory style construction and work in a style where the owners can be part of the project.
Restorations and Repairs
Restore that old beauty to it's former glory! We relish the challenge of recreating the romance of old boats, or converting old fishing vessels into pleasure craft. Equally important is our willingness and capability to take on such jobs as the re-framing and re-planking of boats, and the pride we take in the restoration of classic runabouts to trophy-winning condition. This can range from mid-sized antique, classic, and contemporary, power boats to sail boats.
Our yard includes a slip which can cater for up to 40 ft, where we do repair and restoration, or we can work on your site, or at the marinas. If you have a boat that needs restoration or a refit, we offer the same quality services that go into our new construction.
If you are seeking a special accessory or component for you boat, Shed 14 Boatbuilding will make it. Over the years, we have built tables, seats, dock boxes, teak decks, and many custom interiors.