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GM7M for Portavogie

Fri, 17 May 2019

New GM7M for Portavogie fisherman Eric Cully


Wed, 19 December 2018

G12 fit out

Maxus Catamaran

Tue, 28 August 2018

The first Maxus Catamaran 12m hull was released from the mould this morning. The team worked hard from the start of this project to the end and to see the first hull come out perfect is a great achievement.

Now for fit out.

Go Team GSB !!

Mfv Valhalla

Mon, 20 August 2018

Typhoon 38 heading to Stornoway, Congratulations to Donald and Catriona on their new boat.


Thu, 05 July 2018

New Maxus Catamaran completed and now ready for the first layup.

Glenugie Launch

Thu, 05 July 2018

Glenugie Launch in June 2018

Manx Shearwater

Tue, 05 December 2017

G12 fitout by G Smyth Boats going to Douglas, Isle of Man


Thu, 07 September 2017


This is the third boat built for Charles Mackay, all GM7M’s.
Charlie knows a good boat

8.3m Hull

Wed, 06 September 2017

8.3m hull heading to Devon for fit out

Camann BF160

Mon, 19 June 2017

Camann, recently delivered to Scotland.

Bellerophon II - GM 7 built recently for Looe

Tue, 02 May 2017

GM7M , now in Looe with the owner.

Pathfinder II

Mon, 17 April 2017

Pathfinder II

Catapult Catamaran fit out, fine boat

Gemini 12m Fitout

Tue, 06 December 2016

K123 Kraken was fitted out to completion.

Maxus 8.3M

Thu, 10 November 2016

Lucy Louise on sea trials


Fri, 17 June 2016

Sandpiper getting ready for delivery.

Stella Maris

Wed, 27 July 2016

Stella Maris…. SF33

Launch of 2 boats

Wed, 13 April 2016

Gemini 10m and 12m Catamaran launched today. Sea trials to follow.

B46 Leaving Kilkeel Harbour

Mon, 06 July 2015

The B46, leaving Kilkeel Harbour in the hands of her new owner Mr. Ronnie Norquoy and his son Scott.


Wed, 27 May 2015

Work is almost complete on this B46. It is a fine sight sitting out in the G Smyth Boats yard

Two Brothers

Thu, 19 March 2015

This boat was brought into for a bit of TLC and is now ready for another Crab/lobster season.

Lucy Louise

Thu, 05 March 2015

Lucy Louise heading to the Galway Expo

Gemini Catamaran fit out

Tue, 12 August 2014

Gemini Catamaran arrived into the yard yesterday for a fit out.

Helen Mary with Gantry

Thu, 04 April 2013

Helen Mary at Kilkeel Harbour after having the Gantry Fitted.

Kayleigh Ann

Wed, 06 August 2014

The latest in a succession of Maxus 7 hulls, the fully completed inshore potter Kayleigh Ann WK 3, is ready to be delivered to Sutherland shellfish skipper/owners Charlie Mackay and Graeme Gunn. Kayleigh Ann is a sistership to the Loch Eriboll based prawn creeler Caspian III UL 63, which G Smyth Boats delivered to the same owners two years ago.

The Sign is up

Wed, 23 July 2014

The Company Sign went up today.

Maxus 8.3m Hull for Jersey

Mon, 23 June 2014

Hull released this morning

B46 Hull for Fit Out with G Smyth Boats

Fri, 06 June 2014

We took delivery of this B46 hull for a fit out. Impressive looking hull, we are looking forward to working on it.

first layup in the new premises

Tue, 03 June 2014

An 8.3M Hull for Jersey

Aberdeen Boat Show

Sat, 31 May 2014

Denise ( GM7M ) displayed at the Aberdeen Show, after which it was transported to new owner Willie Ritchie

The New G Smyth Boats Premises

Fri, 16 May 2014

After Easter, we finally moved into the new G Smyth Boats premises.

My team worked along with me daily to get the everything into the right place.

New Cranes

Fri, 16 May 2014

won’t they make moving boats a lot easier

View from the office

Fri, 16 May 2014

Office view, isn’t it great

First Maxus 8.3m Hull

Tue, 04 March 2014

First Hull from our new Maxus 8.3m. We will be showing it at The Galway Boat Show on 7th and 8th March 2014.

First Maxus 8.3m Hull begins

Tue, 18 February 2014

the first hull from the new Maxus 8.3m is being built. What a great way to start of 2014. This is the first of 3 orders.

8.3m mould is ready

Wed, 12 February 2014

The 8.3m mould is ready and is being prepared to start construction on the first of 3 hulls ordered

new year new builds

Wed, 15 January 2014

Its 2014

The new premises are beginning to take shape, we are still working to complete the new 8.3m mould and we are starting with a few more new builds.

The G Smyth Boats Team

Wed, 11 December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our Customers, Suppliers and especially our family and friends.

2014 will see G Smyth Boats move to its new location at Kilkeel harbour. Also with the move comes a few new projects.

New Maxus 9.8m Hull for Jersey

Wed, 27 November 2013

Maxus hull. Just starting a new build. More photos on facebook

G Smyth Boats New Locaion

Fri, 22 November 2013

Planning permission has finally been given for the New G Smyth Boats premises so building begins at Kilkeel Harbour next week.

Work is continuing on the 8.3m mould and we are getting the 9.8m mould ready for the next hull which will be going to Jersey.

Bill Mackie Engineering

Thu, 07 November 2013

Hull going to be fitted out at Bill Mackie Engineering, Peterhead for James West

Boat for Portknockie

Thu, 24 October 2013

The Brantia for George Milne of Portknockie,Banffshire on sea trials.

Brantia is being shown at the Skipper Expo International in Bristol (25th-26th October 2013)

2Nd Hull for Bill Mackie Engineering

Wed, 02 October 2013

Second Hull for Bill Mackie Engineering of Peterhead

New Maxus 8.3M

Fri, 23 August 2013

The plug for this boat is being built it will be ready for the first hull later in the year. Progress on the build will be updated on Facebook and Find a Fishing Boat

Hull for Kilkeel

Mon, 09 September 2013

hull for Kilkeel. Once they have the build complete I will post more photos

Rachael launched

Fri, 23 August 2013

James Ashton of Lyme Bay catch of the Day, has launched the Rachael. James purchased a hull from us in 2012 and had Mears Boat Builders complete the boat.

Congratulations James from all here at G Smyth Boats Ltd

Golden Dawn

Tue, 23 July 2013

New Boat for Fraserburgh.

Launch of the latest 9.8m

Fri, 21 June 2013

Still Game for Robert and Rosalind Morgan of Fraserburgh.

We wish them all the best with their new boat and look forward to receiving many updates overtime.

the latest GM7M

Fri, 21 June 2013

This latest GM7M , Lainy lass, is owned by Frazer Scott of Scotland. We wish him all the best fishing her and will bring you pictures of her at work later in the year.


Wed, 12 June 2013

Finishing off the 2 boats for Scotland. Then we currently in the middle of a GM7M build and will be starting the new builds later in the month.

Fishing news

Fri, 03 May 2013

We made the front page this week.

Sea Trial

Thu, 25 April 2013

Sea Trials of the Helen Mary and Tom Og outside Kilkeel.

G Smyth Boats Update

Fri, 12 April 2013

I will be updating next week, with Pictures of the Helen Mary, the 2nd maxus and the progress of the 2 GM7M we are currently building.

Tom Og

Thu, 14 March 2013

Tom Og was tested today in the sea. before being handed over to the owner. More pictures on our facebook Page.

Galway Boat Show

Mon, 04 March 2013

Set up for the Galway Boat Show.

It was a great 2 days with lots of interest in both the popular GM7M and the new maxus 9.8m vessel. Thanks to all who stopped by for a look and chat.

Maxus 8.3m Hull

Wed, 13 August 2014

Maxus 8.3m hull leaving for County Wexford where it will under go its fit out.

Maxus and GM7M

Tue, 26 February 2013

Maxus and GM7M

Almost ready for the Galway Show

Mon, 18 February 2013

we are putting the final touches to the Helen Mary, ready for the Galway show.

We will have the usual team manning the G Smyth Boats.
Gerry, Richard and Andrew will be there to answer any of your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you!!

We are now on Facebook

Wed, 06 February 2013

We have finally agreed on a Facebook Page for the company. If you get a chance look us up and like our page. Also anyone with pictures of a G Smyth boat, please post on the page, it would be great to see them.

Galway 2013

Wed, 23 January 2013

We are getting ready for the Galway boat show, the GM7M is completed.

We are starting to put the finishing touches to the first Maxus!

She will be a mighty sight travelling through Kilkeel on the way to Galway at the end of this month.

I will be uploading photos of the boat over the next 3 weeks!

New Year/ New Challenges

Fri, 11 January 2013

We had a nice Christmas break and are back to work!!

We are currently completing the first of our Maxus range, The boat is coming together nicely, more pics next week of the inside!!

We took commission on a second Maxus just before Christmas, as you can see from the picture!

Not forgetting the Gm7M that we are also working on.

The Galway show is just round the corner and we will be revealing the Maxus along with a GM7M.

Thanks to all who support G Smyth Boats and we wish you all a Happy New Year!!

Happy birthday Boss

Thu, 22 November 2012

Happy birthday
Alonso would be jealous of that cake!!!

Hull for Aberdeen

Wed, 21 November 2012

New GM7M Hull leaving for Mr. Bill Mackie in Aberdeen.
Good Luck with your build.

new hull

Wed, 19 September 2012

Check out the other photos in the new mould section of our website and on “find a fishing boat”.

hull arrives

Thu, 13 September 2012

Hull arrives at the H J Mears Boat Yard to be completed for James Ashton. Good Luck Guys.

Hull of to Devon

Wed, 12 September 2012

Good Luck James with your new Hull.
We look forward to seeing the photos of the completed boat and wish him well in its build.

Hull off to Essex

Tue, 17 July 2012

Martin Peters of Essex has received his hull. We look forward to seeing the photos of the completed boat and wish him well in its build.

The before picture of the Girl Beth

Wed, 04 July 2012

The Girl Beth When she arrived !

The Girl Beth gets a make over

Wed, 04 July 2012

The Chambers got to put the Girl Beth back into Annalong Harbour today.The boat has been given a new lease of life in the weeks she has been up at G Smyth Boats..


Mon, 11 June 2012

While at the launch of AMAZING GRACE II, I spotted another GM7M, this was one of the first hulls from G Smyth Boats.

Eastern Tide was purchased for fit out by the Jones Family of Annalong in 2010.

Joey and Joel Chambers launch Amazing Grace II

Wed, 13 June 2012

On a glorious June afternoon Joey and Joel Chambers launched AMAZING GRACE II. Surrounded by family and friends the boat was lowered into Annalong Harbour.

It has been great working on the boat and we wish both Joey and Joel many happy hours fishing!

Aberdeen Boat Show

Mon, 11 June 2012

The Aberdeen Boat show was a triumphant success for G Smyth Boats.

It was great to meet up with some old friends and chat. More importantly it was great to meet so many fishermen interested in our line of boats and over the next week or so we will be in contact to answer your questions….

Already looking forward to our next meet…


Thu, 17 May 2012

Sceptre launched 12th May 2012

Burra Isle

Congratulations from Gerry and The Team

Talented sign writer Rodney Graham

Thu, 31 May 2012

Specialist Design and Paint Effects
Phone 07733100991

Some more of his work is displayed under the GM7M Gallery.

I really appreciate the time and expertise that Rodney puts into his work. Gerry

Achill County Mayo

Thu, 17 May 2012

On its way today to Achill County Mayo….

Arranore Island

Thu, 03 May 2012

A Gm7M hull, leaving the Mourne’s and heading to Arranore Island, Co. Donegal. Owner Frankie Bonner will have the job of completing the boat.
Good luck

A message from Nieuwpoort

Mon, 30 April 2012

We are very pleased with the way that Gerry worked together with us on the boats. He listened well to all that we wanted on the boats. Although there were some difficulties (e.g. the language barrier), we came to a very good agreement ! We get a lot of looks of people here in Nieuwpoort when they see the boats together. We hope that Gerry and us can continue in the future to help each other out !! We were also very pleased about the way that Gerry welcomed us to his wharf and showed us around in the region !!

Girl Tracy arrives in Belgium

Fri, 06 April 2012

The Girl Tracy arrived in Nieuwpoort, Belgium this week to the delight of her owner Mr. Freddy Aesaret. It will be joined next week by the Francine of Mr. Charles Beukels.

We are looking forward to the launch of the boats in Nieuwpoort.

Sea Trialling

Mon, 12 March 2012

We had a great weekend Sea trialling The Caspian and the Francine. The Girl Tracy is being trialled this week. We have added new photos to the GM7M page to see more

Galway Expo 2012

Wed, 29 February 2012

We had a great time at the Galway Boat Show. It was good to catch up with our customers and show the public our boats.

Thanks to the Irish skipper team it was another success and we are looking forward to Aberdeen.

Hat Trick for G Smyth Boats

Wed, 01 February 2012

The Co. Down boatbuilders G Smyth Boats Ltd. is currently experiencing the unique achievement of having three versatile inshore GRP boats at an advanced stage of completion, one of which, Caspain III WK 23, will be exhibited next at the Skipper Expo International in Galway. 24-25th February 2012

The new trio includes the Francine and Girl Tracy, which are scheduled for delivery to Belgium next month, are based on the Company’s specially commissioned sub-7m GM7M hull design, from which three sets of mouldings for this new hull were immediately ordered by owners in Co. Kerry, Shetland and Annalong

Sean Og

Thu, 24 May 2012

Sean Og, leaving today for Skerries.

This GM7M will be seen in Skerries this Afternoon and we wish Eoin Duff many fruitful fishing trips in his new boat.

We have built up a great relationship with Eoin and we will miss the weekly visits from him and his young son, Sean. But we will keep in touch for sure…