Woodenboat, mcclelland boatworks, Genoa Bay, Jim McClelland

Jim died from cancer in the winter of 2013

For Information -- CLICK HERE

Welcome to my woodenboat Site:

  Here you will find pictures of wood boats that I have built over the last twenty years or so. My boatbuilding career began when I was fifteen years old with a five year apprenticeship in cabinetmaking alongside a couple of the finest tradesmen in Ireland. I took this knowledge in woodworking with me to Ardmore Boatyard on the shores of Lough Neagh in Co. Antrim Nr, Ireland where I learned to apply it to boats. In 1970 my wife and I immigrated to Canada where I established McClelland Boatworks in Kenora Ontario. In 1987 we moved to Genoa Bay Vancouver Island and I continued to build until 1992. In 2003 we returned to Ireland. Through the years I have taken photos of the boats that I built so this site is a good way to get them out of the shoeboxes. I hope you find them interesting and maybe even inspire someone to pick up their tools and head for the workshop. ---- Jim McClelland

Click the "Boat Names" on the left to visit the different boats.

This picture of "Lancashire Rose" was taking just before launching.
Notice that all the hardware including rails and stanchions are bronze.