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StAylesSkiff

Jordan Boats

We appreciate that this website is "creaking at the seams" - a new website is under development - there are only so many things one can do!

The St Ayles Skiff is by far our best selling kit, with over 80 purchased in the UK, and nearly 50 between the USA, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

The prototype was launched on October 24th 2009, and the first Regatta took place in May 2010 with six skiffs.

The first St Ayles Skiff World Championships took place in Ullapool in July 2013, with crews from the UK, USA, Netherlands, and Australia.  The Champion Club is Coigach, a community of 300 souls in the Scottish Highlands.

For the future, interest has also been received from St Lucia, Barbados, Brazil, South Africa and the Bahamas.  We are actively looking for agents to supply the kits in more locations worldwide.

A fuller account of the  St Ayles story can be found here.

Jordan Boats will create plywood kits for almost any boat design.  In the past ten years we have created kits for over 100 designs from Selway Fisher, Iain Oughtred, Andrew Wolstenholme, Walt Simmons of Duck Trap, and several kits for client designs.  We also cut kits from designs by Dudley Dix and Francois Vivier.

Please contact us if you are looking for a plywood kit for Clinker Ply or Stitch and Tape designs, or need moulds cut for strip plank or cold moulded designs.        

CNC Cutting Services

We are able to CNC cut MDF, plywood, plastics, and aluminium/plastic composites.

Please contact us for quotes on your requirements.

 

Boat building DVDs

Watch the sample chapter on cutting scarphs and aligning the planks here...

DVD2 - Fitting out and finishing is now available.  This DVD also covers many items that will be used in other types of boat construction. More details.

 

Our Kits in...

...USA and Canada 

Production and Sales of our kits in the USA and Canada are handled by Hewes  &  Co in Maine.

...Australia & New Zealand

The kits for Iain Oughtred's designs are available through Stray Dog Boat Works in Mount Barker, South Australia.

 

Trade enquiries regarding cutting our kits in other locations are welcome.