Boat Building Course.


Boat Building Courses:

We run Aluminium Welding and Boat Building courses five times per year. The courses are run at our premesis, and are scheduled as weekly intensive courses. The courses are held in Melbourne, Australia, and we have had people attend from around Australia and overseas including America, France, Brazil, Columbia, New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, Korea, etc.. The course is popular and are often booked out many months in advance.
The courses are designed to teach the latest techniques in pulse mig welding of aluminium using the worlds most advanced welding equipment. The course includes welding and the boatbuilding techniques required to build a boat.
Some 16 years ago, we used to hold the courses at our local Tafe college, but we now run all our courses at our main boatbuilding facility in Melbourne. In the course, we cover welder types, MIG, pulse MIG, and MIG welders fitted with different types of guns, normal, snake, (long push type guns), and push pull guns. We have many different brands of welders that students can use, these include Cebora, Fimer, Fronius, CEA, Unimig and Others. We use both single phase welders, (240V), and also 3 phase welders, (415V) in the course. The course also covers the setting up a welder for aluminium, the items you have to change to run aluminium in a convential MIG welder that has previously been setup for steel. We cover items such as teflon liners, "U" groove rollers, MIG gun types, wire types, brands and other important information required for users who may consider building a plate alloy boat.

At the course you will learn basic MIG welding techniques with aluminium, using these different welders. The course covers all aspects of the welding and weld and edge finishing, typical on a Plate Alloy boat. After students get the basics of the welding, we cut a boat kit, and together with the students, we build a boat. We capture the pictorial build sequence and the students are given a copy of the CD, (or USB), in addition to a manual of the build of the vessel and other information regarding welding and boatbuilding.

If you would like information on the course, or would like to discuss an on-site course, call John on (03) 9555 6399.
The course dates are posted below. Note: There is a maximum of 8-10 students in each class.
These courses are very popular, and if you are interested, please
email us and book in to one of the courses listed.

Course content, (typical):

  • Induction to Safe Workplace / OH&S & Mig Welder types
  • Welding, fillet, butt and corner to corner welds using different welders & techniques
  • Trim boat parts & start boat assembly
  • Boat kit assembly tips and tricks
  • Sanding and finishing aluminium
  • Finish Boat Kit assembly

2021 Welding and Boatbuilding Course Dates - Availability Updated on 24/05/2021


October, 2019
Intensive Week
14th - 18th October


May 2021
On-Site Training
10th - 14th May

Fully Allocated

February, 2021
Intensive Week
14th - 19th February


June 2021
Intensive Week
21st - 25th June

Not Yet Booking

March, 2021
On Site Training
15th - 26th March

Fully Allocated

August 2021
Intensive Week
16th - 20th August

Not Yet Booking

April, 2021
Intensive Week
19th - 23rd April


September 2021
Intensive Week
20th - 24th September

Not Yet Booking

We have been running these courses for 16+ years - We schedule at least 5 courses per year

Some photos of boats built with students at our courses

Below: Course Boat purchased by Cindie, our first female attendee, She did the fit out, is on the water and is a proud boatowner. Cindie even took us fishing!

"CLICK" on the pictures below to read Cindies' Boat Building story as published in a boating club magazine