Photo Gallery


Tea Chest built by Watts and Wright as a Flying Boat Tender, built of plywood. (Watts Family Collection J. Clark).


Coorong taking off for Sydney 1937. The early days of the flying boats were spent on the lower reaches of the river with an office at Pinkenba. (Watts Family Collection. J Clark).


A wooden U S Army barge being built by Watts and Wright. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark)


Culex III, the 1950 Australian 18 Foot Skiff Class Champion. (Graveson family Collection)

1960s -70s

Apollo Boat Yard took over the slipway and main Shed, Harold Watts had his own shed to the right and Keith Bentley K B Welding Works. I recall a company used the old shed as a fish prawn business at one stage, Hoopers I think. Prawn trawlers used to come up and drop off Prawns and Crabs. It also had a refueling station there. (Photo cropped from another of Carlock, Aussie Ship Spotters, Facebook).




M V Bundamba built at H L Watts Boat Yard Byron Street, Bulimba. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark).


"Jane" 49 foot built for McTaggarts at Watts and Wright Boat Yard Byron Street Bulimba. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark).


The unknown boat. It is at the end of Harrison Street but in the S bend at Byron Mc Connel Streets. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark).


"Bill Nye" owned by Francis Watts. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark)

Byron Street

Preparing Trainees for a race. Shirley Watts, Harold Watts, Ray Olive, and J Lawrence. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark).


Rigging the trainees at the Watts residence, Byron Street. Tennyson St in the background. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark).


Coongoola a 74-foot vessel on the Watts and Wright Slip. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark)


Australian Championship 18ft skiffs on the Brisbane River, Jantzen Girl V alongside Maisvin and Olive R who were rafted up for the start. ( Watts Family Collection, J. Clark)


the 18-foot skiff Australian Championships off Colmslie. (Watts Family Collection, J Clark)

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