Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

Principal Gary Swindail 

"Gaz" is a 5th generation shipwright . His family have been involved in the trade in Balmain since the turn of the century. His great grandfather, Cameron Books of Snails Bay Balmain was highly regarded as the premier Australian yacht builder of the 1920's. Gary has developed a long and illustrious history on Sydney Harbour, he is now regarded as Sydney's premier wooden boat builder and has played important roles in new builds and restorations of many famous boats. He travelled frequently to Yangon to oversee the restoration of Baron Bich's America's Cup yacht 'Chancegger"and to advise on the manufacture of our new production yacht and motor vessels Ringle 39.