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. Please note that if you are looking for a second-hand boat, we as a club DO NOT operate any sort of brokerage for 2nd hand boats. You should instead look at the 2nd hand boat sales section below.
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!! New 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:
Second-hand boat sales .. see below:
Ian Graham, the original designer of these boats, can still be contacted for brokerage sales and support of older boats, here: