Committed to working with our clients

The team at Duck Flat Wooden Boats (DFWB) have extensive experience in the building of new wooden boats, ranging from small lapstrake dinghies through to large yachts and motor cruisers up to 46ft. Utilising both traditional boat building techniques such as carvel planking and clinker through to more modern techniques such as cold moulded double diagonal planking and lapstrake plywood.

We are committed to working with our clients throughout the journey of the boat build, and are able to offer a very flexible approach from full construction and finishes  to a proven design through to working closely throughout the build in partnership with our clients on proven or bespoke designs on occasions having them on the shop floor with us.

You are in good hands

You can be confident that when you commission us to build your dream boat, you are in good hands, we pride ourselves on the quality of material, skill and finish as is testament from our reputation and references.  Importantly when working with our clients we are personable, friendly and take very much a collaborative approach.

We have significant experience with a number of pre-eminent boat designers such as Ross Lillistone, Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Joel White, Ted Brewer to name a few having constructed designs such as the First Mate, Acorn 15, Cinema Motor Launch, Catboat and a Tern.

We often work with our clients to select a build from “The Duck Flat Wooden Boats book of Dreams” which encompasses many diverse designs.

Talk to us

Every aspect of the build is undertaken at our shop, whether veneering from planks of Brazilian Mahogany to making bespoke stainless-steel fittings.

Whether it is a completely new build or a new cockpit, rudder or casing, you are welcome to talk to us about your aspirations and dreams and take the opportunity to get a better understanding of our facility, capability and culture.