Balmain Bugs - Sydney Skiff Racing Model Yachts

Balmian Bugs - the traditional Sydney Skiff racing Model Yachts.

More pictures bit by bit will be added to help preserve the history!

The uniquely crafted fittings on this one piece hull/transom balmain bug, with screwed on deck mark her as a very old Bug indeed. Further to that her name on the transom attests to her status as a vessel of significant historical importance.


Balmain Bugs come in many different sizes, hull shapes and materials from paper  mache, tin , plywood and older traditional boats from carved out solid blocks of cedar.

The only rule for each size Bug is hull length as measured typically by the calipers as in the picture.