Welcome to beautement.com
This site includes pages on: traditional boat building, published books and on family history.
This section of the website has blogs on boats we have built and on the techniques used to craft and restore traditional boats and ships. Download plans for the 15-foot, 4.6 metre, Irish gandelow - featured in Wooden Boat Magazine number 249 / 250 in 2016; in Watercraft Magazine number 130 in 2018; and in Chasse-Marée boat magazine issue number 301 in 2019 (in French).
Beautement Books started publishing in 2014. Their second book is a detailed guide (with plans) for building a traditional wooden fishing boat - the river Shannon gandelow. You can read about the books here.
Our books, both those already published and others being written, are listed on the Events page. A new page has been added about the book “Complexity Demystified” which was first published in 2011 by Triachy Press - but copyright has now returned to the authors and so it can be downloaded as a PDF from this site.
This section provides information about our unusual family name, its origins and history.
[25 Apr 2022]