Founded in 1997 by Pete Greenfield, previously editor of Classic Boat and The Boatman, WaterCraft magazine is an independent international bi-monthly. It’s aimed at the boat enthusiasts who want to do it, not dream about it, presenting appealing boat designs from around the world and practical articles about all aspects of boatbuilding, in the boatyard and in the backyard. WaterCraft regularly features wooden boats and ‘green’ boats, with plans for home boatbuilders in every issue. WaterCraft looks at tradition for information, not replication and to the future for inspiration and innovation.

Summertime and for some, the boating isn’t easy… yet. Cheer yourself up with our July/August issue, mailed to subscribers around the world from 18 June; in stores from the 24th

CLASS OF 2020 – Learning in lockdown: our regular contributor Simon Holman introduces his fellow students at the BBA. Click to see

JOLLY BRIT – Yes, there is one: the boarding boat on the royal yacht Britannia, now restored at Dennett’s. Kathy Mansfield reports: Click to see

THE SILENCE OF THE AMPS – Master boatbuilder Colin Henwood makes the case for electric propulsion for river craft: Click to see

BUILD YOUR OWN 34’ (10.4m) MOTOR BOAT – Paul Gartside sends full plans with offsets for a seriously-salty cruiser:  Click to see

LOCKDOWN LIFESAFER – Amateur Peter Thomas on how building his Stornoway 14 kept him busy – and sane – in isolation: Click to see

TAKING OFF THE BOAT’S LINES Photogrammetry, laser scanning: Andrew Wolstenholme on how we’ll do it tomorrow: Click to see

GRAND DESIGNS – US designer Reuel B Parker takes inspiration from a Welsh pilot schooner for an appealing cruising yacht: Click to see

PLUS… In Tasmania, Penny Morton, now in her 70s, begins building another boat • Moray MacPhail does the maths for standing rigging  • Jerry Eardley makes a proper job of his modern gaffer’s rudder • Reviews returns, with toolbags and boots, Chinese junks and sampans • And Ellen Massey-Leonard comes in from the cold to meet sea otters in California.