LEARN Face-to face

BOAT BUILDING workshopS

Learn to build your own aluminium plate boat in-person.

4 DAY WORKSHOPS LISTED BELOW
If the location or date doesn’t work click here to register your interest

We also have ONE-DAY intensive welding courses now available. Click here to learn more.

LEARN ONLINE

BOAT BUILDING COURSES

Pre-sale now on save $600 on Pure Plates Online Boat Building Course. Available for 4 weeks only.

25-28th October 2024

In this 4 day boat welding course you will learn every skill needed to build a plate boat at home in your own shed.

LIMITED TO 12ppl (FIRST IN BASIS)

12-15th March 2025

In this 4 day boat welding course you will learn every skill needed to build a plate boat at home in your own shed.

LIMITED TO 12ppl (FIRST IN BASIS)

 18 – 21st June 2025

In this 4 day boat welding course you will learn every skill needed to build a plate boat at home in your own shed.

LIMITED TO 12ppl (FIRST IN BASIS)

 

27-30th August 2025

In this 4 day boat welding course you will learn every skill needed to build a plate boat at home in your own shed.

LIMITED TO 12ppl (FIRST IN BASIS)

Date/location doesn't work? Register here

FACE-TO-FACE Boat Building course inclusions


In this 4 day boat welding course you will learn every skill needed to build a plate boat at home in your own shed.

  • Best educator ratio: Max 1:4 students
  • Introduction to workshop/ Welding Aluminium
  • Detailed course taking you right through a boat build
  • Building a CNC MARINE 4210BA
  • Learn from Luke at  MEZCAL FAB
  • 1x Boat between 6 people
  • Take Home Course Pack
  • Lunch each day of course
  • $500inc CNC Marine Credit – to spend on your very own boat kit
  • Access to online Group with ongoing educator support
  • 6 months access to online course – valued at $600
  • Limited to 12ppl
  • 4x 8hr days

Essential Welding Skills: One-Day Intensive Workshop

Master the basics of MIG and TIG welding

Frequently asked questions

4210BA – About the boat model you will build
The CNC Marine 4210BA – 4.6m Overall Coastal plate boat
This model has everything in it that any of the larger models have.
  • Underdeck Fuel tank
  • Full height frames
  • Perpendicular stringers
  • Variable deadrise hull
  • Side console
  • Fully sealed deck
  • 15degree deadrise at transom
  • Reverse chines
  • Longitudinal deck stringers
  • Opportunity to learn all the things required in any plate aluminium boat build

We’ve been careful to work with CNC Marine in creating a vessel that is smaller in stature, and quicker to put together but has all the same elements as one of their full commercial builds.

CLICK TO VIEW MODEL IN 3D VIEWER

aluminium plate boat

Learn about the instructor for the course
Luke is highly skilled in teaching welding and fabrication techniques for boats.
From Mezcal Industries
 
Gain invaluable expertise from Luke, the skilled fabricator from Mezcal, alongside three additional educators. With a perfect ratio of 1 educator to every 3 participants, this workshop offers the optimal student-to-educator ratio, unmatched in Australia.
Don’t want to build your own boat – Have Mezcal Fab put it together for you click here to reach out to them
What you will learn
Because of the educator ratio, there will be loads of time to split up and tackle different areas that you feel you need to learn more throughout the course.
 
You’ll be taken right through the entire process of how to build a high quality plate aluminium boat;
  • Starts with introduction to welding and other equipment required to build.
  • Then we begin unpacking the kit and reading and understanding the plans.
  • Setting out the build, and preparing to start creating the main structural elements.
  • You’ll learn all the steps. All the way to finishing techniques, the tips and tricks along the way, and ultimately leave confident in setting out your own project.

Other Items;

  • Welding and testing you underdeck Fuel tank
  • Pulling up a variable deadrise hull
  • Fitting a fully sealed deck
We’ve been careful to work with CNC Marine in creating a vessel that is smaller in stature, and quicker to put together but has all the same elements as one of their full commercial builds. Within the 4 days we’ll have extra fabricators running through areas making sure we can progress to the next stage without all the work in between.
Do I need any prior learning to do this course?

Not necessarily, because of the educator ratio we will be able to tailor the course to varying skill levels. On the first day we will run through all the tools required and there will be plenty of opportunity to go through and learn/practise all the welding knowledge before tackling the build of the boat.

Towards the end of the course there will be time to go over aspects that you feel you didn’t quite grasp and reaffirm those skills.

What do I need to bring to course
  • Wear appropriate safety clothing.
    Closed-toe leather work boots or work boots
    long sleeve shirt and pants.
  • Welding goggles, gloves, and other materials supplied on the day.

If you have your own gear you are welcome to bring along

 

Contact us

Email us anytime with any questions about the course we will be more than happy to send through information and arrange a time for a call.

service@pureplate.com.au