U-boat Blueprints

German UBoat Submarine Blueprint #1

In the post-WWII years Winston Churchill once famously said “The only thing that really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril”, this was largely because of how reliant Britain was on supplies, manpower and equipment from Canada, the USA, Australia and further afield. If Hitler had successfully managed to close off the resupply…

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Borealis XL Kit Build Kayak

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The Borealis XL is a kit build kayak developed by Pygmy Boats, a company respected as a world-leader in the design of wooden kayaks, canoes and small boats specifically created to be easy to build at home by amateur boat builders. Each kit comes with everything you need to build your kayak or canoe, as…

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Vintage Neptune Outboard Motor

Vintage Outboard Motor

Modern outboard motors lack much of the stylistic finesse of their predecessors, this immaculately restored Neptune motor was crafted without an ounce of plastic in sight – it’s instead made from polished aluminium, brass and copper, with a hand-painted fuel tank. It’s currently in full working order and produces 1.7 horsepower, making it suitable for…

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Wooden Canoe Kit

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The canoe is a simple little boat design that’s been used by humans for all of recorded history and almost certainly for many thousands of years before that. Sadly many of us only ever paddle a canoe on a school camp or boy scout trip, this seems like a shame as it can actually be…

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1958 Riva Tritone “Via”

Riva Boat

The Tritone is a mahogany runabout that first entered production in 1950 by Riva, a company that had been founded 104 years earlier in 1846. The Tritone would represent the new top of the line for the company’s models and each would be built to customer specification, with each customer invariably being royalty, celebrity or…

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Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak On The Water

It seems almost too cliché but each January, after a December of gluttony and sloth, I find myself looking for outdoor activities that require enough calorie burning to work off the eggnog, pudding and Guylians of the holiday season. This year I’ve settled on something aquatic and due to the fact that I don’t have…

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Rapsody Yachts R32

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The R32 is the latest creation from the Dutch company Rapsody Yachts, it follows in the similar design vein as their previous models with a fantastic, early 20th century looks coupled to modern, 21st century technology, engines and hull-design. As you may have guessed, the R32 is 32 feet long. It has a Volvo Penta 6-cylinder…

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Bremont Victory

Bremont Victory

The Bremont Victory is a wristwatch for men who appreciate history – specifically British Naval History. Any one who’s ever been to London has seen Nelson’s Column standing tall above Trafalgar Square – the man standing atop of it is Horatio Nelson, one of Britain’s greatest war heroes and the man who is credited with…

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Rapsody R29

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The Rapsody R29 is a 29ft luxury motor yacht capable of 24 knots, Rapsody call it a “gentleman’s cruiser” and I’d say that’s quite an apt description for a boat that looks like it was designed in the 1920s.

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C-5 Explorer Personal Submarine

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This is the C-5 Explorer Personal Submarine and it’s exactly the sort of thing that convinces me that I should be a billionaire. The 5-seater submarine can be ordered with a maximum depth of 100, 200 or 300 metres and it’s fitted with a slew of safety features that make it reassuringly hard to kill…

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