The Crew: Daniel, Paul, Di, Pat and David.
Duck Flat Wooden Boats is a group of people who run an efficent, modern wooden boat construction business.
Duck Flat Wooden Boats is a business. But it is driven by more than that.
In a world of mass produced, accountant driven design and build philosophy, there is a yearning for hand made objects of lasting worth that reflect a real marriage of form and function. For us, the best expression of this is in the properly considered new or restored wooden boat, sailing the waters of your dreams.
We have, after 25 years, never been busier. Our clients from all over the world, the designers and suppliers who work with us and the 9 excellent staff who seem drawn here, share that vision.
In addition we deal in learning exchange, teaching programmes, clothing design, materials, supply, world wide plans agency and many other things. We write magazine articles, we produce photos, drawings and books.
We have helped and continue to help a lot of people realize their dreams of owning their own boat. I look out into the workshop from where we write and see maybe twenty boats in various stages of build and rebuild. We also see a team of very commited people: Pat Reece, Paul Reece, David Wilson, and Di Fellows.
In our shop we see some of our clients checking the book rack, or the back issues of Australian Amateur Boat Builder, WoodenBoat or Multihulls Magazine. And then we think, THIS is our business. Our business is ALL of the people who make it. It is a wonderful thing to be a part of. We're glad we are in our new shop.
Welcome to our world. Our world of wooden boats.
And thank you for visiting us.