Scruffie Marine was founded when the first kit boat, the Scruffie 16, was developed in 1991. With boats in seven countries, the boatyard on Tamborine Mountain in South East Queensland, Australia has produced over 330 boats.
Designer, boatbuilder, innovator, writer, sailor, committed environmentalist Derek Ellard heads the Scruffie Marine team. Constantly looking ahead and the first to develop comprehensive kit boats for the Australian market, he designs fast, weatherly and much admired boats for the single-handed sailor, the family sailor, the commercial operator. Visit Derek's blog: A Boat on the Side
Annette Hollis joined Derek and also Scruffie Marine in 1995, running the office and producing promotional material. She has re-worked the logo, created vector drawings of Derek's beautiful yachts, designed and hand-coded the new website to more effectively showcase Scruffie Marine. Annette also enjoys outdoor projects such as planting native trees in their sub-tropical mountain home.