In October 2022 the Wooden Boat Builders Trade Association and Heritage Crafts held a Symposium on Traditional Wooden Boat Building. It was a well-attended event and raised some very interesting points for discussion.
There was a clear message from the boat builders, trainers and other boat building organisations in the room that it is important that we promote, celebrate and continue our heritage skills of wooden boat building in the UK.
As a follow up to the Symposium we are carrying out a survey of traditional wooden boat builders and skills in the UK. If you are a wooden boat builder or work with wooden boat builders, it would be very useful to get your input.
You can access the survey here: https://heritagecrafts.org.uk/boatbuildingsurvey/
The closing date for completing the survey is 31 January 2023