Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats






Aussie Ski Boats

Australian speed boat blog/album. An excellent blog featuring vintage speed boats of both wooden and fibreglass construction, old advertisements, and more.   

Power Boat Books

Australian speed/power boat books by Graham Lloyd. A range of excellent, and rather exclusive, quality large format coffee table books on offer here. 

Wooden Boat Association

For owners, builders, restorers and lovers of all wooden boats. Includes upcoming events and contacts for other wooden boat associations. Links.

Frecheville Heaney Boat Builders

Website of this boat builder/restoration shop in Paynesville, Victoria. Specialists in the repair and restoration of traditional timber leisure craft, power and sail. Work has included Rivas and Christ Craft.

The South Australian Wooden Boat Festival

The official site of the SA Wooden Boat Festival, held at Goolwa. This is an excellent event and should not be missed..

The NSW Hydroplane Club

The official site of the NSW Hydroplane Club. Features boat class profiles, boat profiles, club news, race reports and calendar, Links and more.

The Retro Runabout Board

This site concentrates on older runabouts and outboard engines. Based on a Message Board forum.

The Speedboats of Manly and Sydney

Facebook page relating to the joyriding speedboats that ran from the 30ís to the 60ís

Victorian Speed Boat Club

Power boat racing in Victoria, since 1948. Includes the (unofficial) APBA Victorian Race calendar.


A great site devoted to the exploits of John Lewis and his "Vulture" race boats. There are some very good articles on Australian boat race history from the 70's here.


Antique Boat America

An on-line market place for those wishing to sell their classic boat and an information resource for those wishing to purchase a classic.

Antique & Classic Boat Society

The home page of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Lots of good information and links here.

Century Boat Club

Dedicated to the Century boat enthusiast, the Century Boat Club offers a forum to exchange ideas, advice and generally share experiences with other Century boat owners. Extensive links.

Hydroplane Photo Gallery

Web gallery dedicated to the world's limited hydroplanes. Superb photos and good hydro links.

Koroknay's Marine Woodworking

This site is must for those restoring, repairing or just maintaining their Lyman boats. Plenty else here of interest for wooden boat enthusiasts including pictures (power and sail), links, hints, etc.

Old Speedboats UK

A new website established to gather together the rare few people around the world who wish to collect, restore or simply play with Old Speed Boats. An international site still being developed. Has its own forum.

Shepherd Boats

Website created by the grandson of Howard Shepherd and the great-grandson of Lloyd Shepherd, founders of Shepherd Boats (Canada), to gather information on the company. News, stories, info, parts, links and more.

Wooden Classics

New European site with advertisements, webshop, directory, How To sections as well as articles on classic and new classics and more.