C Blunt Boatbuilders Open Day

The ancient industry of shipping and boat building was the cornerstone of Hobsons Bay for generations. As early as the 1860s, Williamstown had 13 slips for boat building and pier accommodation for 40 vessels. Greg Blunt is the 5th generation of Blunts to hone his boat building craft at Williamstown’s 160 year-old C Blunt Boats.

Greg Blunt began his work life as a signwriter before completing a boat building/shipwright apprenticeship and now proudly works from the current heritage-listed site repairing vessels of all shapes and sizes in the same manner his Great Grandfather Clem Blunt did in 1858. The working shipyard is a living chapter of maritime history with a 30-tonne shipway and historic pontoon. A recent Living Heritage grant will help repair and reconstruct its historic jetty.

Event Details

C Blunt Boatbuilders Open Day, 150 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Sat 17 Nov, 10:00am-4:00pm

Gold coin donation

No bookings required

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