7 Mar 2016

Boatbuilder and master craftsman, Lionel Jefcoate

From Nine To Noon, 10:15 am on 7 March 2016

When it comes to boatbuilding, Lionel Jefcoate is more than a craftsman, those who've worked with him describe him as an artist. Now 83, he has built more than 56 boats – steamboats, sailboats, launches and large yachts – one of which he sailed around the South Pacific with his family,

He  spent six months as a volunteer shipwright, helping to restore the 19th-century tea clipper Cutty Sark in London's Greenwich.

He talks with Kathryn Ryan about his boatbuilding career and his love for wood crafting:

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