My interest in small wooden boats grew as I was using all kinds of them (canoes, kayaks, sailboats, runabouts) on beautiful lakes growing up in Switzerland. Following my apprenticeship as finish carpenter I found traveled the US and stopped in for the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. The wooden boat building bug bit hard visiting the wooden boat school and contacts were made for me to join a wooden boat building class on Vancouver Island.
There learned how to build and restore my very first wooden boats: a tender, a small sailboat and a canoe. That inspired me to restore and build numerous more of these water craft, especially Cedar Canoes for clients in Switzerland and then for US clients.
Popular nautical furnishings such as boat tables (miniature boats with glass tops), boat shaped book cases and similar items were added to the line.
Beside selling such nautical furnishings at www.artcanoes.com I continue to provide high quality shop- and marina based wood boat repairs, modifications, alternations as well as newly built custom boats up to 20’ length.
I’de be happy to provide you with a quote if you are looking to have a specific wood/boat project done (or if you are looking for a specific item or custom boat that is currently not offered in my online store).
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