Classic Launches

classic launch Joanie on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel

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A day spent on a classic launch or dayboat is a wonderful experience not easily forgotten.  A launch has timeless elegance in her beautiful lines and harks back to a bygone era when life was slower and some would say more enjoyable.

Australia has many wonderful waterways suitable for pottering about at your own pace, pulling up to the beach for a picnic or admiring the sunset on a summer afternoon and a classic launch is just the boat to take you there.

Huon pine clinker launch

At Denman Marine we have a range of launch designs to choose from and can custom build a launch to your requirements in either traditional construction (clinker or carvel) or any of the modern timber build methods.  The fitout can be simple or can include some mod cons such as built in ice boxes, fridges, stereos etc. Unlike fibreglass production vessels, we are not bound by what the molds dictate and can create custom interiors to suit your exact needs.

Choice of motor can vary from vintage petrol "putt putt" motors to modern diesels and even electric.

Many smaller launches are easily trailered so your crusing area is only limited by your imagination.

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                                           blaxland twin motor fitted to Payne launch
  Vintage Blaxland twin motor fitted to 17' David Payne
designed launch

                                            concept sketches for solar electric launch
   Concept sketches for a 23' solar elctric launch in
the vain of the old Noosa River putt putts

                                            planking the 23' solar electric launch
   Modern launch construction - strip plank western red
This boat will be powered by and electric motor
for silent running


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.

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 and also the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified) and Barton Marine products (UK).

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