The past made present

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Combining today's boatbuilding technologies with the traditional to
make something unique

It is not every day you get asked to take an ancient technology and bring it into the 21st century. This is exactly what we accomplished for the Okeanos Foundation, completing five Vaka Motu (Boat for the Island) that have solar panels and engines that can run on coconut oil if required, incorporated into the design. 

Fortunately, from the very beginning, Lloyd insisted that anyone who undertakes an apprenticeship at Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders must complete a wooden boat-building apprenticeship as well as a composite boat-building apprenticeship. And so it is that we have a team of talented, highly skilled artisans who relish any opportunity to demonstrate their traditional wooden boat-building expertise. 

From a Polynesian Vaka to a 23m strip-planked expedition ketch or a 14m cruising yacht with a wood interior that instantly transports you back to the romantic age of sail; if you are an aficionado of classic styling or dream of a yacht that captivates the spirit and charm of the grand days of sailing then you have come to the right place.