Buy a Wilderness Trailboat
If you want a new Beaver model or if you want a second-hand boat….start here….
Wilderness boats were built to a high standard, as can be seen by many which look as good as new even though some are getting on in years. Some are even nearing 40 years old and still going strong. The shells of the boats are very sound and where the fitting out is looking tired, make a good project for refitting and refurbishment. They resell well and hold their value if maintained, therefore depreciation is low, if non-existent! This is all testament to the original design and materials used by the designer and builder Ian Graham.
Around 400 boats were historically manufactured from the 1970’s to early in 2000’s by Ian Graham, Wilderness Boats at Corsham. who now operates a brokerage as well as the service of boat fitting out, refurbishing, repairing and servicing of boats, trailers and engines from Semington.
In 2007 an updated Beaver model was brought back into manufacture, in co-operation with Ian Graham, by Bob Howell of Wilderness Trailboats Ltd. but it ceased production around 2012.
October 2020 NEWS FLASH!! Beaver 23 production relaunched – UPDATED January 2021
In October 2020, it was announced that the Beaver 23 moulds, tooling and production have been sold to Laurie Lavender of Clearwater Boats, who is taking on the development and production of any new Beaver 23 boats. Details of the relaunch of Clearwater Boats Beaver 23 can be found here: https://www.clearwaterboats.net/wildernesstrailboats
You can follow the building of the new Beaver here: https://www.clearwaterboats.net/beaverbuildprocess
Laurie Lavender of Clearwater Boats can be reached here:
Ian Graham, the original designer of these boats, can still be contacted for brokerage sales and support of older boats, here:
Tel: 01380 870141 Mobile 07973 815920
Email: [email protected]
http://www.wildernessboats.com or here is a direct link to their boats for sale page.