Amy Stringfellow | Boatbuilder, maker, teacher

Presented by Gill.


Meet Amy. A boatbuilder and all-round legend flying the flag for female craftspeople in Cornwall. In a recent conversation, Amy shared her story - unveiling the path that led her to boatbuilding and future hopes for a more inclusive industry. Join us as we explore how she encourages more women to be part of this tradition, and we discuss the hurdles she has overcome in pushing for this positive change. 


“I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 23 and it changed my everything, actually.”

"Being safe is essential and I remember the doctors telling me: ‘You need to find a new job. You can’t be a boatbuilder anymore’. And I was so new into it that I just wanted so much to be successful is something that I really loved. And I guess, I’m really stubborn.”


Featured products

To support, Amy hand-picked a selection of Gill products tailored to coastal environments and craftspeople. Here’s what she went for:

Gill Mens Cromerty Fleece 1704

The cozy Cromarty Fleece is constructed with a high loft thermal fleece fabric and mesh drop lining for all the warmth and comfort you need in cooler weather.


Verso Inshore Sailing & Racing Jacket

A handy waterproof outer layer ideal for a range of activities on and off the water. Made using the brand’s exclusive XPLORE® 2-layer waterproof and breathable fabric.


Gill Voyager Seafarer Beanie

This beanie is constructed with a gradient colour knitted construction, with the antipill soft touch thermal lining ensuring your head and ears stay warm, keeping you out for longer.


Gill Short Cruising Sailing Boots 917

These boots are the perfect solution for keeping a steady grip on slippery surfaces. As a 100% natural rubber compound boot, they are quick drying with a polyester lining and removable cushioned insoles.

Shop the Gill Winter range - HERE.

Updated on 7th February 2024

Originally published on 9th January 2024 in Sailing

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