Over 50 years of boat building experience is here at Classic Sailboats Ltd and as you can imagine during those years quite a few boats have been through our doors.
Classic Sailboats Ltd was started as a business 1996 and then moved to its current place in Bethel.
Since then, we have done all sorts of boats - from 44' sailing vessels, to a1907 38ft 'pulling and sailing' lifeboat ... right down to the smaller scale 6ft child's rowing boat 'cwch bach'.
Here are some of the services we offer ......
The Menai 14 is our rowing boat, designed and built here at Classic Sailboats Ltd. We think she marries the best features of a comfortable, well performing leisure GRP rowing boat, with elegance and excellent quality in woodwork. Oak and mahoghany are the chosen woods and we think they bouce of each other beautifully
Featuring two Rowing positions and two passenger thwarts, one with a elegant lifting backrest (optional)
She has 2 sealed tanks at bow and transom to aid in flotation and can be fitted out with floorboards and feet positions for rowing, all optional depending on your requirements,
She retails at £4,995 for the basic package but with added extras never exceeds £6000.
She is ideally rowed by one or two people with space to carry two passenger and light cargo.
We often take our Menai 14 out for a row – contact us if you would like to arrange to join us.
Just some of our previous boats
Dublin Bay Water Wags --- Silver spruced clinker built with a sloop rig and spinnaker, actively sailed in Ireland. We have added 5 of these lovely boats to their fleet.
Fife One Design Class --- 26' 6" long and a beautiful looking keel boat, raced from Beaumaris, Anglesey.
Menai Strait One Design--- 20' sloop with lifting centre plate, sailed locally from The Royal Anglesey Yacht Club at Beaumaris.
Strip Plank Canoes
Here at Classic Sailboats Ltd we have moved into the world of Canoe building, with the aid of CNC routers and CAD technology we are able to create perfect station moulds for which canoes can be built round, and adapt them to any personal design.
Here on the right we have a canoe built using cedar strips, cedar is wonderful for canoes as the weight to strength ratio is brilliant and the contrasting colours you get from the same tree is quite stunning.
Wooden Canoes are so much better than there alternatives, lighter than the plastic or metal ones, easier to turn than there counterparts and much faster in a straight line than the others and much better looking. ( well we think so)
Basic Price £4000