Instagram is a great place to see what we're up to on a day-to-day basis, notable stories below:

Pipkin wins BCMBR Award

July 2023

After some structural work and general TLC we were delighted when Dee-Wite runabout Pipkin won Best Foreign Boat at the Windermere rally. This was such an interesting boat to work on, very original including its Gray Marine engine, great to see this much loved vessel back on the water.

Classic Boat Magazine

August 2023

So proud to see our Bugatti You-Yous featured in Classic Boat again, in this great article on 'new classic' motorboats by Steffan Meyric Hughes: "What looks like the tiny inboard Bugatti engine mounted in the bows actually conceals an electric motor, good for four knots...".

Thames Traditional Boat Festival

July 2023

Another brilliant TTBF in Henley this summer despite some pretty extreme weather! Delighted to bring recent completion Frida after a major redeck and brightwork overhaul. On our stand Spruce got a lot of interest with demos of the reconditioned Austin 7 Elephant engine and work-in-progress hull rebuild. Thanks as always to the organisers of this amazing festival.

Jack Livesey, Heritage Crafts Marsh Maker of the Year shortlist

July 2023

An absolute honour for Jack to be one of three shortlisted for Maker of the Year by Heritage Crafts/Marsh Charitable Trust. A huge thank you for this recognition and fingers crossed until the announcement in November!

Octane magazine

April 2023

Another great 5-page article on our replica Bugatti You-Yous in April's Octane magazine with more pictures  by Kathy Mansfield.

Classic Boat Awards shortlist

Spring 2023

Fantastic news to be on the shortlist for this year's awards, we'd love your vote! Also what better time than to show off our recent studio shots by photographer Tommy Bolwell, more to follow!

Classic Boat magazine 

December 2022 issue

Delighted with Dave Selby's 7-page article on our replica Bugatti You-Yous in this month's Classic Boat magazine, including wonderful pictures taken of all four boats on the Thames by Kathy Mansfield.

You-You studio shoot  

August 2022

Delighted to bring our Bugatti replica You-You two to Junction 11 studios where photographer Tommy Bolwell captured the detail on digital SLR and medium format.

Thames Traditional Boat Festival  

July 2022

Despite extreme heat we all made it out for the sailbys at the Traditional Boat Festival where PBC picked up three awards for the small craft we brought. Many thanks to the organisers for another great year

Ivan Dutton Bugatti water trials

June 2022

An exciting day at Queensford lakes water trialing  the amazing Niniette III with the very fitting You-You II as rescue boat! See pics by Reel Rebellion at and featured in Octane magazine October 2022

Presentation at the Bugatti Trust Museum and Study Centre

May 2022

"Mahogany, Copper and Lithium: A boatbuilder's tale of the newly reimagined Bugatti You-You". On 28 May 2022 the Bugatti Trust Museum and Study Centre welcomed one of four recently completed replicas of the 1940s Bugatti You-You launch. Boatbuilder Jack Livesey of Paradise Boat Co presented on this ambitious project, alongside Alex Evans who provided a historical background on Ettore Bugatti's endeavours in boatbuilding. The illustrated talk was given to Bugatti Trust members who were fascinated by the extraordinary craftmanship of the You-You as well as the detailed presentation. Earlier on in the day, visitors to Prescott Historique were also able to view.

Launch of our YouTube channel

March 2021

An opportunity to share our reasons for sourcing reclaimed mahogany and more detail on our processing methods.

Thames TBF and Watercraft magazine

August 2021

A first showing: #1 of our You-Yous alongside Burlington. Following the festival, we were delighted by Colin Henwood's Watercraft Magazine article praising our replica Bugatti.

Thames TBF and Burlington water trials

August 2019

At the Thames Traditional Boat Festival special permission was given for Jack to show speedboat Burlington alongside showstopper Berylla. Earlier in the year we also conducted speed trials of both boats at the ISIS watersport lakes in Reading.