About Me

Growing up along the shores of Lake Zuerich, Switzerland I naturally became interested in hanging out on the water and learn how to build, use and maintain what floats on it..


The abundance of classic watercraft in that part of the world, such as mahogany speedboats, runabouts and classic sailboats etc. brought about my passion for these beautiful and functional boats. The completion of my apprenticeship as finish carpenter gave me the technical basis of how to properly work and preserve the woods used in furniture- and boatbuilding. My job as journeyman carpenter gave way to wood boat repair- and refinishing projects after returning from an extended trip across the US including stops to learn more about boat repair and building.

Today I’m providing wood boat repairs, modifications,  custom marine woodwork and fine custom water craft up to 20’ length to clients along the US west coast and beyond.

Art Kleiner