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JR Craftyard, Estonia

Margus Rebane and Martin Jasko have founded a new boatyard in Estonia, JR Craftyard, name which simply takes the initials of their names. As a first achievement, they built a beautiful Ebihen 16 on my design, a boat which is also offered for sale. They propose the construction of small wooden boats with modern techniques […]

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Svilen Alexandrov, Voordewind Ltd, Bulgaria

Svilen Alexandrov, Navy captain (Retired) is a new partner. We have signed an agreement in September 2018. He founded Voordewind Ltd, with the aim of starting the production of small wooden boats with the help of EU funding. The company focuses on the boats designed by me. Voordewind is able to build wooden boats as well […]

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Giovanni Isopi, Italy

Giovanni Isopi, is an engineer with experience in research and development in the automotive industry. Always passionate about woodworking, he designs and restores traditional small boats. In 2017, he decides to unite the two experiences and creates Baarca. Mixing tradition and innovation, Baarca’s main objective is the development of small wooden boats, both beautiful and […]

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Enrique García, Spain

Enrique García, Shipshape Carpinteros de Ribera, is a Spanish builder, located on the northern coast, in the region of Santander. He is able to build all types of small boats, in traditional construction, in strip planking or lapstrake plywood. He was trained as a marine carpenter in England. It is ready to build boats on […]

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Erik Klepsvik

Norseman AS, Norway

Last year, I’ve been contacted by Erik Klepsvik from Norway, willing to have a Jewell built for his own use. Erik owned a Storm 19, from Swallow Boats (now Swallow yachts) and was looking for a bigger boat. The Jewell was finally ordered to a Lithuanian boat-builder, AmberBoat. Construction is progressing and the hull has […]

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Ross Cameron, UK

I am happy to welcome a new partner, Ross Cameron. After a career in biotechnology, Ross makes a boatbuilding training at the International Boatbuilding Training College [IBTC] in Lowestoft. Then he worked on various boat-building projects before setting up Cameron boat builder. He specialises in the construction of new boats such as those designed by Francois Vivier, using […]

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Woodtec Boats, Greece

Woodtec Boats is a new partner. We have signed an agreement in augist 2015. Woodtec Boats was founded by two enthusiastic builders/sailors, Nikos and Thanassis, specializes in building high quality wooden boats (sail or power) using modern wood-epoxy methods. (more…)

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Jordan Boats, United Kingdom

Alec Jordan (Jordan Boats) is specialized in CNC plywood cutting. He works with several boats designers and is leader in UK. In particular, he has contributed to the development of the St Ayles skiff, a sea rowing boats drawn by Iain Oughtred. This boat is extremely successful, with many races organised in different countries. 200 kits of […]

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Ben Ullings, The Netherlands

Ben Ullings is a builder of handmade wooden boats. He has built several Seil 18 and also others boats on my design: Morbic 10, Morbic 12, Ilur and recently a Jewell. Boats are beautifully built, with a lot of brightwork as per Dutch tradition. All boats may be customize as per customer wishes. In 2015, 3 […]

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Stefan Lauckenmann, Germany

Stefan represents myself as well as Grand-Largue Boat-builder in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. He is himself owner of an Ebihen 16 built by Icarai. Therefore, he is able to advise German buyers or builders. He translates some plans in German, for home builders not familiar with French or English. He helped Grand-Largue to be present […]

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De Bootbouwer, the Netherlands

Bert Reyntjes (de Bootbouwer) is my first partner out of France, and also the first one in term of number of plans sold. We started our cooperation in 2004 and since them many of my plans have been built in the Netherlands. Bert assists Dutch home builders in her own language. He gives, when required, […]

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