For as long as I can recall I have had a passion for boats. E. B. White wrote “Waking or sleeping I dream of boats.” Sometimes I question the wisdom of all this dreaming, but I do relate to it and enjoy designing and building small boats. In addition to my own designs, I also build boats drawn by other designers. I specialize in hulls built with marine grade plywood.
I have built dozens of kayaks, canoes, rowboats and skiffs in the 12 to 20 foot range.
More substantial boat projects include a Redwing 18 and Ness Yawl. The Yawl is a striking 19’ open boat designed by Scotland based Ian Oughtred. Redwing is a Karl Stambaugh designed camp cruiser. I chronicled her construction in a how-to series for WoodenBoat magazine.
I have also worked on interiors of larger power and sail boats; designing, creating and installing cabinets, furniture, doors and trim work in hulls built by other shops.
If you are considering having a boat built and she’s under 20 feet in length touch base. Let’s talk about making your boat dream come true.
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