Gary Swindail

Gary Swindail

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Gary Swindail Director of Sydney Harbour Boatbuilders Sydney

"Gaz" is a 5th generation shipwright and director Sydney Harbour Boatbuiders Sydney. 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. Now in his own right, Gary has developed a long and illustrious history on Sydney Harbour within the wooden boat industry. Following a close working relationship with the famed and much missed Ian Perdriau, Gary is now regarded as Sydney's premier wooden boat builder and has played important roles in new builds and restorations of many famous boats. Gary traveled frequently to Myanmar (Burma) to supervise the restoration of Baron Bich's America's Cup yacht 'Chanceggar", the construction of the Ringle 39, and other yacht restorations in addition to SHBB new prefabrication teak deck business.