Brian started boatbuilding in 1973 and has been involved in many different projects. Many Essex Smacks have been restored by him and he has worked on a number of Lottery funded Historic Vessel restorations including Thames Barges and Dunkirk Little Ships. Brian also builds the 12ft. GRP Smacks Boat which is available in rowing and sailing versions.
Recent work includes restoring the Kings Lynn cockle boat ‘Baden Powell’, spar building and fitting out on the new steel Thames Sailing Barge ‘Blue Mermaid’ and restoring the 1895 built Colne river police boat ‘Victoria’. Brian has also fitted out several 12ft Smacks Boats for clients, a class of dinghy that has become increasingly popular in recent years.