About Denman Marine

Denman Marine was established in 2005 and is operated by professional boat builder Andrew Denman with a small team of dedicated and gifted Tasmanian craftsmen.

Denman Marine specialises in the construction and repair of wooden boats using both traditional and modern construction methods and materials. From small clinker dinghies to ocean going cruising vessels if it is made of wood, we can build it for you.

We have a purpose built boatbuilding facility in Kettering, Tasmania on the beautiful D'entrecasteaux Channel and can handle vessels up to 50' in the worksop. Our labour rates are low compared to the mainland so extensive re-fit and new build costs are lower.

We have a growing Australia wide reputation for quality boat building and repair work and we only use the finest boat building materials in the world in our vessels.

We have built and repaired vessels for private owners, commercial operators, televsion commercials and the international film industry.

Our aim is to keep the traditional boat building skills alive and to promote wooden boats as a viable alternative to the modern, highly advertised fibreglass boats.

All our staff are passionate wooden boat owners with many thousands of coastal and offshore miles experience between them.

Denman Marine is the sole Australian agent for the exciting range of daysailers designed by Swallow Boats including the renowned BayRaider design that has taken the UK,Europe and the USA by storm.

We are also the sole Australian supplier of the world renowned Bruynzeel Hechtout BS1088 Gaboon / Okoume marine ply which carries Lloyds Register Type Approval and a 10 year structural guarantee.

Denman Marine is the sole Australian importer of the UK based Barton Marine products which includes innovative marine accessories such as the award winning Clam Seal inflatable boat repair seal and the Barton Boomstrut.

Denman Marine is also the Australian agent for Chesapeake Light Craft-t
he best boats you can build. 

                                                                 Andrew's trailer tri 720 "tri-umph"

If you would like to contact Denman Marine our details are as follows;

email - andrew@denmanmarine.com.au

Telephone - +61 (0)3 62674660 or +61(0)413765984.

Fax - +61 (0)3 62674991

Our mailing address is Denman Marine, P.O. Box 105, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia.

We endeavour to respond to email/internet enquries within 48-72 hours but this is not always possible due to workload.

If your enquiry is urgent please call on the numbers above.  We may not hear the phone over machinery noise so if you don't get through straight away, please leave a message and we will return your call.  

Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood. CNC cutting services for timber.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Australian agent for Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155