Daydream is a Golant Ketch designed by Roger Dongray. The visual similarities to the Shrimper are not surprising once you realise that Roger was the designer for it and several other boats within the Cornish Crabber range.
Daydream is constructed from Marine Ply planking over Douglas-Fir stringers. Once constructed the hull was sheathed with glass cloth and epoxy resin. All spars are Sitka Spruce and the topsides timber used was Khaya Mahogany.
Daydream was nominated in the 'Spirit of Tradition' under 40 ft. category: Classic Boat Awards, 2015. Later that year Classic Boat ran a full feature on her as did Wooden Boat in the US.
Waterfly is an International 12. She was built in 1920 by Menai Bridge boatbuilder Matthew Owen. This was the same year that the class was first nominated as an Olympic class. In 1956 the current owner was given her by his parents in order that he should learn to sail. Following many years of faithful service and a period out of family ownership Waterfly had fallen into some disrepair. Luckily the pretty lines of the boat were still clear to see and I took on the restoration with a brief of returning her to the water in the best shape that I could. As a result of the combination of wet rot decay and dried and cracked planking the project necessitated a total rebuild. All materials were as per the original construction and every piece replaced was as faithfully as possible copied from the originals removed. She is larch and khaya mahogany planked over oak timbers and floors. The original stem and transom together with some thwarts have been retained.
The restoration of Waterfly was featured in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Watercraft magazine.