Generations of traditional wooden boat building.
The O'Connor family have been carpenters and boatbuilders buiding traditional Shannon River punts at CastleConnell on the river Shannon in the west of Ireland since the mid 1800's
Tony O'Connor originally graduated from University College Dublin in 1986 with a BSc in Physics and Mathematics.
Whilst working in London in 1988 he started to attend night classes in boatbuilding tutored by Jamie Clay and in 1990 he left his job in communications and retrained at the International Boatbuilding Training Centre in Lowestoft.
Since 1991 he has worked as a wooden boatbuilder and custom cabinetmaker in England, Ireland and now in Perth West Australia.
Tony is the former Membership Secretary of the Old Gaffers Association in Western Australia and regularly sails with the C - Fleet of trailer sailer boats.
O'Connor Wooden Boats. Unit 4, 12 Day rd. East Rockingham. 6168 Western Australia. Phone 08 95921826.
Mobile 0423 284502